The Star of the New Hub @ Grand Central Tech is Brooklyn’s Own BlocPower
At the ribbon cutting for the new NYCEDC-backed incubator, officials touted the venture-backed BlocPower as its buzziest company. Here's a look at what the socially-minded startup has been up
Earlier this week, The Hub @ Grand Central Tech — which, as its name implies, is right across the street from Grand Central Terminal — officially launched with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The incubator, which offers office space at “well-below market rates,” is the software-focused counterpart to the Urban Tech Hub at the Navy Yard’s New Lab. It’s also backed, in part, by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and has a focus on “smart city” startups, continuing a theme that’s become quite prominent in the Brooklyn tech scene these days.