7 Places To Start A Tech Biz In NYC

Are you working out of your home in New York City and in need of expansion? The Wall Street Journal recently took a look at a few locations that allow startups to work away from home and connect with fellow techpreneurs.

NYU Poly Varick Street

Varick Street […] routinely holds events with industry experts to educate entrepreneurs. All companies have access to high-speed Internet, phone, mail, fax, printers and copiers. And perhaps most important, start-ups are close to other start-ups.

The Hive at 55

Started by the nonprofit economic development organization the Downtown Alliance, the Hive at 55 opened in 2009 with a $100,000 grant from the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Startups can pick from a range of membership rates and office environments. The Hive has three private conference rooms, a lounge and a number of workshops, seminars and meet-ups every week.

New Work City

Started in late 2008 by Tony Bacigalupo, a techie tired of working from home, New Work City has become a popular spot for the city’s entrepreneurs. Recently the co-working space relocated to a larger space thanks in part to a successful online funding campaign.

Dogpatch Labs

In December 2009 the venture capital firm Polaris Ventures opened its first New York incubator in Union Square, the heart of the city’s tech scene. Like NYU Poly Varick Street, Dogpatch receives far more applicants than it can accept, but the rewards are high for those who do get in. Start-ups get to stay at Dogpatch rent-free, typically for 6-month intervals.

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Photo by Andre Natta

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