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Columbia Startups Prototyping in a Shipyard

In a renovated Brooklyn shipyard building, once known for the construction of battleships used in both World Wars, BlocPowerYank Technologies, and other Columbia startups are a part of the renaissance of hardware manufacturing and electrical and mechanical engineering startups.

New Lab, created to support New York City-based startups in a variety of advanced tech disciplines, provides scalable ventures – including six of Columbia-founded companies – with tools to work, collaborate, prototype, and grow their businesses.

“Columbia startups now have curated access to New Lab,” said Dave Lerner, Director of Columbia Entrepreneurship. “In addition to recommending the new space to our hardware-focused teams, Columbia Entrepreneurship and New Lab will also collaborate on ways to foster innovation and nurture the ecosystem around hardware entrepreneurship.”

New Lab’s prototyping labs feature advanced manufacturing tools, including selective laser sintering and fused deposition modeling for 3D printing, as well as standard workshop amenities to support development in robotics, A.I., energy, nanotechnology, and more. There are studios, meeting rooms, and breakout spaces for teams to handle the day-to-day grind of running a business, as well as areas meant to foster collaboration between teams.

“New Lab is the latest gem in New York City’s entrepreneurship ecosystem,” said Nat Kelner, Assistant Director of Entrepreneurship.  “Our collaboration with New Lab will help provide entrepreneurs at Columbia who need this specialized environment and the city at large with the best resources available.”

Check out more on New Lab here, now an addition to our growing network of collaborations with labs, co-working spaces, and resources around the New York City startup ecosystem.

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