NYU:Poly JAY STREET INCUBATOR OFFICE SPACE
THE POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, JAY STREET INCUBATOR OFFICE SPACE
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
The Jay Street Incubator is a collaboration between the Polytechnic Institute of NYU and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. It acts as a launching pad for fledgling start-up companies, many of them digital media and clean technology based. The incubator provides low cost, open plan office space to entrepreneurs as they strive to grow their businesses, find funding and hire talent. The vitality of the college campus and the resources of the business world combine at the Jay Street Incubator to help the young, the ambitious and the creatively business-minded to bridge the gap between academia and corporate success.
The space was designed with two user groups in mind; the start-up company that will lease several workstations and share common elements such as reception, conference rooms, copiers, kitchenette and the day users that lease a table space in a benching arrangement.
- Each company leases a cluster of desks to suit their current staff. Start-ups can invest in more desk real estate as they grow, without having to move to a new space.
- An open benching arrangement in the event space allows day users to have meetings, work quietly and take advantage of the space, without committing to a formal lease.
- The incubator allows many energetic growing companies share ideas, momentum and form unexpected partnerships.
- The design of the space facilitates these accidental collaborations, and adds value for users.