I was at a talk at NYU-Poly this evening given by Fred Wilson entitled Why Sector Diversity Matters: Building energy and biotech startups in NYC. I pointed out that unlike the software startups that can be built just about anywhere, biotech and energy startups will often need space and stuff to prototype with. There are several coworking spaces and incubators being set up around NYC, but none that offer desk space and a machine shop, laser cutter, 3D printer, soldering equipment, etc. all in one place to facilitate this type of work. Fred also mentioned someone should make a list of existing spaces, so here it is. This is not the only list out there, but some important ones I know of were missing from other lists, and several lists I found were out of date. I’m sure I don’t know all of them so please leave any omissions in the comments or email me and I’ll add them to the list!
Coworking spaces with some kind of prototyping equipment:
Metropolitan Exchange – an interesting building with an interesting story
Tech Shop – coming soon (I was told 2-4 months from today) to Brooklyn!
Other coworking spaces:
New Work City
Bitmap Creative Labs
Brooklyn Creative League
in good company
NYC Office Suites
hive at 55
Like Minds Club
We Create NYC
Wix Lounge – this one is free apparently