Is ‘Brooklyn Tech’ Even a Thing? Does it Matter?

In which a handful of leaders in the Brooklyn tech scene discuss the term and we wonder what it means for the collective power of the community.

What are we even talking about when we talk about “Brooklyn tech”?

“I don’t know what Brooklyn tech is anymore,” said Brooklyn Law School’s Jonathan Askin, seated around a table of Brooklyn tech sector leaders at Brooklyn’s twice-annual stakeholder meeting, held atCARTO’s Bushwick office last month. “I don’t know if anyone specifically considers themselves ‘Brooklyn tech.'”

And yet, when we asked that table of Brooklyn leaders if they’d use the term to describe themselves, they responded in ambivalent murmurs and nods, as if to say, “Yeah, that doesn’t sound wrong.”

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