Innovation Showcase 2013 / Chenjie Ding
Dumbo: New York’s Growth Engine
This is an in-depth story about DUMBO, New York’s innovation hub with more than 120 startups. It presents the vibrant environment in which entrepreneurs of small businesses share space, resources and exchange creative ideas. It takes an interesting angle to look at this neighborhood: in an age that most business and networking can be done online, startups owners still choose to work face to face and try to build up a community by physically meeting with each other. The story includes many interviews with entrepreneurs, incubator managers and executives from supporting companies. It also combines data to show a future trend in the local economic impact as the number of people coming to launch their business here is still increasing rapidly.