Feb 20, 2017

02/20/17: Not exactly IKEA furniture

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While many might be thinking about the next big thing in software, one Brooklyn facility is focused on hardware. We'll talk about the history and future of New Lab, a building that has several companies sharing its space to build…

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How an old shipyard became a home for hardware startups

Feb 20, 2017
How a real estate developer transformed a former ship building facility to a new space for hardware companies.
An Ultimaker 3-D printer works at at the New Lab manufacturing hub. 
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While many might be thinking about the next big thing in software, one Brooklyn facility is focused on hardware. We’ll talk about the history and future of New Lab, a building that has several companies sharing its space to build new products. Joining us on today’s show: David Belt, its cofounder; Sean Petterson, the cofounder of Strong Arm, which makes exoskeletons for industrial workers; and Jessica Banks from Rock Paper Robot, a kinetic furniture company (think levitating tables). 

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