Watch! Spencer Wright and Jordi Borràs talk design, production, and everything in between

April 25, 2016

Watch Designing for Manufacturing: Understanding The Right Production Process on Vimeo.

On April 20th, the Next Top Makers community gathered at Impact Hub NYC to learn about the best practices for determining your bill of materials, sourcing manufacturers and taking your prototype to the next level. Guided by a team of business experts, attendees gained valuable insight into the world of manufacturing. Check it out!

Oh, and love those experts? Read up on the work of the featured speakers Spencer Wright and Jordi Borràs!



Wall Street Journal features Dog Parker’s smart dog houses

April 18, 2016

“New York’s latest parking service has several intriguing features. It costs 20 cents a minute, it’s confined to the sidewalk, and it’s not meant for cars or even bicycles – Dog Parker caters strictly to canines.”

Read more at The Wall Street Journal


Futureworks NYC Growth Initiative Awards Six Advanced Manufacturers with $30K Grants – Including Three Fellows

April 11, 2016

As part of the NYCEDC’s Futureworks NYC Growth Initiative, the city is investing directly into advanced manufacturing startups. This isn’t equity, it’s grants to drive New York City forward as the global maker headquarters. Congratulations to Next Top Makers 2014-2015 Fellows BotfactoryPoursteady and Sunhouse, our Understanding Users workshop leader Pensa, Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator resident The Crated and the creative genius, Adam Frank. It’s a clean sweep for the city’s eastern boroughs with four companies coming from Brooklyn and the other two in Long Island City, Queens. Read more at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.