“Small, authentic, powerful. That’s Brooklyn as a brand,” said Jay Lee to a sea of overly cool entrepreneurs gathered last night at Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Brewery. As the founder of hyperlocal crowdfunding platform Smallknot, he ought to know.
The crowd of Brooklyn techies was around a hundred strong for the inaugural Northside Innovation Meetup, organized by Northside Media Group and sponsored in part by the Observer Media Group, to discuss what being in Brooklyn actually meant for innovation. Scott Stedman, CEO of Northside, said, “Brooklyn is an adjective.” J.B. Osborne of Red Antler said, “Being in Brooklyn speaks for us.” And Mr. Lee reminded us that “it’s okay to be small in Brooklyn.” Read More