we need to increase technology in Black and urban communities if our kids are to compete. Tech cluster bring a community of support and resources! as witnessed in Dumbo and Williamsburg. However it is especially important in areas where women are the heads of households and Entrepreneurs!
Take a good look at the map above. Driving through these these areas will show the impact of technology in a broader sense!
Green clusters 0-9 | Yellow clusters 10-99 |Blue is single Tech business (inset map or wifi cafes main map . At the end of this post is a list of coworking spaces and links to the maps.
We’re looking for space and in one of our first private pitch sessions in our friends and family circle we were asked what about local coffee houses and available space. Unfortunately I was able to detail just how unwelcome and unfamiliar with the coworking movement they were! Especially sad because so many are failing and as you pass by you see many empty establishments!
What is Coworking?
Sep 26, 2012 – What is Coworking? The idea is simple: independent professionals and those with workplace flexibility work better together than they do alone.
A simpler more recent explanation can be found from the Coworker Lab (June 2018 update)
Last week I observed a local Business Try to come to terms with a shifting user base; Specifically a coffee house that was attracting students and freelancers and the newest groups startups, the heart coworking community! They tried covering all their outlets . The resulting drop saw them this weekend, opening up a couple!
Startbucks has led with an open and welcoming policy, but many have set up great spaces better suited to this type of business persona!
From NYTech Meetup Thread comes this list of wi-fi enable spaces!
There are 3 other great links that I’ve included:
Open WiFi NYC: http://www.openwifinyc.com/
Map of Coffee Shops in Brooklyn: http://goo.gl/2Jj7n