Announcing Open Office October: A week of student visits to Downtown Brooklyn tech startups
Bridging the gap between local tech companies and the students of Downtown Brooklyn
October 01, 2019
Each semester, as part of our ongoing effort to connect the students in Downtown Brooklyn with local tech companies, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) facilitates a week of office visits during which students are able to hear from founders and CEOs about how they got where they are, what struggles they faced along the way, and what they look for when hiring.
The visits, which are part of DBP’s Talent Connect program, were particularly successful the last two semesters, when more than 260 students from 8 colleges and universities took part in the week.
This October, we’ve organized a great group of startups to participate, including:
- Sports Recruits, a platform for high school athletes to connect with college coaches
- CLIP Bike, a hardware manufacturer that makes a detachable motor to turn regular bikes into e-bikes
- Pico, a software startup focused on helping media companies monetize their content
- Propel, an app developer working on helping people manage their EBT benefits
- Makelab, a 3D printing studio
Too often, companies are completely unaware of the talent being developed right next door, and students are not privy to nearby opportunities. They’re in different worlds. Facilitating a connection between these silos helps students and business, and builds the Downtown Brooklyn community.
Talent Connect Open Office week is made possible by funding from TD Bank Foundation, a keystone supporter of our Talent Connect initiative. We thank them for allowing us to do this work.