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May 20, 2016

Next Top Makers showcase at Brooklyn Army Terminal Annex

Last night we closed out the 2015-2016 Next Top Makers program with a celebration and showcase at Brooklyn Army Terminal Annex Building, the home of¬†Futureworks NYC. The evening kicked off with more than 120 guests visiting this year’s Fellows as well as showcasers from last year’s cohort and throughout New York City.¬†Thanks to Tito’s for the fantastic cocktails we drank through sunset, to Bronx Brewery for the four kinds of brews (American Rye, personal favorite) and to Bronx Beer Hall, our uptown partner, for a delicious spread. After the initial showcase, this year’s Fellows – Thimble, Wear.Works, StrongArm, Bon Bouton, blink blink and Dog Parker – presented to the audience. In turn, guests pledged support for the companies by way of investment, marketing, supply chain and operational help and connections. After a champagne toast, we said goodbye to the first of many advanced manufacturing events at Brooklyn Army Terminal’s Annex Building.

futureworks-nyc-miquelaNYCEDC VP Miquela Creator

futures-nyc-oscarThimble Co-Founder Oscar Pedroso

futureworks-nyc-wear-worksWear.Works Founders Keith Kirkland and Kevin Yoo

futureworks-nyc-strong-arm_0StrongArm’s Rahul Bhansali

futureworks-nyc-bon-boutonBon Bouton Co-Founder Linh Le

futureworks-nyc-dog-parkerDog Parker Co-Founders Chelsea Brownridge and Todd Schechter

futureworks-nyc-titosCocktails provided by Tito’s and Popular Mechanics

futureworks-nyc-maddy-maxeyThe Crated’s Maddy Maxey and Freewrite’s Charlie Weikert

futureworks-nyc-botfactory

BotFactory’s JFBrandon and Nico Vansnick

futureworks-nyc-botfactory-2BotFactory’s technology

futureworks-nyc-DIYAbilityDIYAbility’s video-gaming tech for disabled gamers

futureworks-nyc-feather-fabFeatherFab’s Phil Chacko (red and black) and Will Watts (black and white)

futureworks-nyc-strong-arm-showcaseStrongArm’s Bhansali, Sean Petterson, Emily Slawek

futureworks-nyc-bronx-beer-hallFood by Bronx Beer Hall

futureworks-nyc-showcaseGoogle’s Shreenath Regunathan and friends

futureworks-nyc-joanie-taylorEstee Lauder’s Joanie Taylor and friend

futureworks-nyc-BATA peek into the past

futureworks-nyc-futureworksTo the future!

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