(Photo by Brady Dale)
Who’s making moves?
Flocabulary and the DUMBO Improvement District are kicking off Big Idea Week on Monday. It’s a program where local technologists teach public school students about the basic tenets of entrepreneurship. Some very big guns in the NYC tech scene are involved this year, including Etsy, Facebook, General Assembly and Huge, as well as local event veterans, Pensa and Biolite. We’ll cover the students ideas at the end, like we did last year.
Another food delivery startup is coming to Brooklyn. Like Munchery, San Francisco’s Maple makes its own stuff, according to Crain’s. Look for it to be available here at the end of May. We need to update this list of food delivery companies; it’s getting nuts.
Who’s getting buzz?
Y Combinator-backed Shipbob is going to make Brooklyn the second city where it helps small businesses manage shipping orders, according to TechCrunch. Its first city was Chicago. It had originally planned to go to San Francisco next, but, as TechCrunch reports:
The startup originally planned for its sophomore launch to be in San Francisco, but co-founder Dhruv Saxena says guidance from investors and feedback from customers led ShipBob to aim its sights at Brooklyn, NY. San Francisco is happening eventually too, but an early focus on local businesses with presence on services like eBay, Shopify and Etsy draws them to the antique and craft businesses in Brooklyn.
3 Brooklyn startups that got funded this spring
3D printers for Mother’s Day? [Startup Roundup]
Honey raises $1M seed round [Startup Roundup]
VHX adds almost $1.5M to its latest funding round [Startup Roundup]
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