Growing Together

Thursday, April 16, 2009

David Hochman, chief executive officer of the Business Incubator Association of New York, discusses how business incubators can help foster new companies in the current economy. Plus, Kathrine Gregory, founder and owner of Mi Kitchen is Su Kitchen in Long Island City, on why a communal kitchen is the best way to get your food start-up going.


Kathrine Gregory and David Hochman

Comments [7]

David Hochman

People with questions about incubators should start by reviewing our website which includes a link to the definition of business incubation used by the national association. If you have questions, feel free to contact me via our site contact form. I will get back to you, but please be patient as my resources are stretched.

David Hochman
(guest on the show)

Apr. 16 2009 11:32 AM
Eric Romeo from Brooklyn Navy Yard

I have been running a business incubator in the Brooklyn Navy Yard for over a year called Open Code Studio. It has been an amazing experience in an amazing location. The synergies created have lead my own small business as an interior designer to expand into a branding company collaborating with two graphic designers who are members of the studio. I have also collaborated with our landscape designer and the wood shop that is part of the space has been highly productive for all of us.
I am an avid proponent of co-working. Feel free to email me at Eric

Apr. 16 2009 10:59 AM
Beka from Williamsburg, Brooklyn

There are many spaces in NY and around the world that offer "coworking" - a growing movement of shared office spaces that offer an alternative to internet cafes or working from home. It's a very focused environment, with a dose of social thrown in.

You can find one near you at I've been working at one in Williamsburg off the Bedford L for 3 years and love it. Office by day, and venue for artist talks, film screenings, social media and tech workshops and trainings, etc. Cheap monthly memberships, daily drop in rates, and open to barter or sliding scale:

Apr. 16 2009 10:53 AM

what is the minimum sized town or city to be considered by state for an incubator?

Apr. 16 2009 10:43 AM
Billy Gray from Greenpoint

Hooray, Beka! I've been co-working at TheChangeYouWantToSee in Wburg since last Summer, it's fantastic.

Apr. 16 2009 10:40 AM
Sophie from Manhattan

How does a new business go about applying for space at the incubator?
What criteria does a business have to meet in order to qualify?

Apr. 16 2009 10:38 AM

Difference between the incubator space being offered by WNYC's landlord and the for profit outfits like

Apr. 16 2009 10:34 AM

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