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Next Top Makers SXSW

SecondMuse Dispatch from SXSW Create

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I’m at SXSW Create with the community of product entrepreneurs that make up New York’s Next Top Makers. SXSW Create is an arm of the SXSW Interactive that features innovations in hardware. Next Top Makers is an ideal fit for SXSW Create as a program that’s helping to position New York City as a leader in the new production economy, stimulating the growth of an ecosystem of Makers, designers, creators and manufacturers that is dynamic,…

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Turning Maker Dreams into Reality with Free Business Workshops

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SecondMuse has been working with the New York City Economic Development Corporation on a community-sourced incubator and will be tweeting under a new name — NOT going away. Next Top Makers is now part of Futureworks NYC,  a network of programs, services, and spaces to support the growth of New York City’s advanced manufacturing ecosystem from NYCEDC. The new Twitter handle is @FutureWorksNYC. In its third year, Next Top Makers is launching a five-month workshop…

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Made In New York, It’s Next Top Makers

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SecondMuse recently launched the third season of New York’s Next Top Makers together with the New York City Economic Development Corporation and our communications partner Imagination in Space! Six NYC-based hardware startups made it through a vetting process to be part of a community-sourced incubator dedicated to connecting independent innovation with local manufacturing production. As a program, New York’s Next Top Makers (NTM) is helping to position New York City as not just an entrepreneur-friendly…

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Community-sourced Hardware Incubation via New York’s Next Top Makers

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Over the course of the summer, SecondMuse worked on the New York's Next Top Makers program to hold open call for NYC-based Makers seeking to take their 'works like' or 'looks like' prototype to market! We received 41 amazing applications. It was difficult, but we leveraged the amazing expertise of various community members to narrow the pool to six Next Top Makers Fellows who will participate in a Studio Incubation program from now through August 2015. ABOVE: 2014 Next Top Maker applicant, 360...
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A Promise to NYC Makers…

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  NYCEDC is known for incubating amazing projects (many of which you’ll read about right here over the coming year). If you have any doubt about that claim just look at what has emerged from BigApps and the explosion of tech in general in this city since that program was introduced five years ago. Naturally, last December when we saw an RFP issued from NYCEDC to build a program that connects Making, new technology and the…

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