Work It Brooklyn & Brooklyn Based are hosting a networking event and Sandy Relief Fundraiser tonight (11/27) – 7:30-9:30pm at Brooklyn Brewery (79 No. 11th St).
A few bucks gets you a raffle ticket for some great local prizes, a beer, first hand accounts of kitchen mishaps and survival, and some awesome speed networking– not bad for a Tuesday night! Food vendors will also be on hand to curb your hunger. Register and/or Donate Now!
You don’t have to be in the food industry to attend, so register and spread the word!
Raffle and ticket sales will benefit ReStore Red Hook, which is helping businesses devastated by Hurricane Sandy (the majority of businesses on their site suffered damages of $50,000 or more, and they need help reaching their goal). Food vendors will also donate 10% of sales to ReStore Red Hook.
Tickets are $15.
The lovely ladies of Work It Brooklyn is at it again! In this industry focused edition, music will be the center of attention and WIB has teamed up with Women in Music to bring you an evening of productive speed networking and professional guidance from the likes of Tunecore and MusicSUBMIT. Full details below, tickets are available on Eventbrite.
Industry Focus: Music
A Networking & Panel Event presented by Work It Brooklyn & Women In Music
BROOKLYN- more than just a cherished outer-borough of New York City and home for many, has come to represent a mecca of rich culture for progress, diversity, independent thinkers, and creativity, especially for those who are involved in the independent music scene.
On Wednesday April 20th from 7-10 pm, Brooklyn based organization “Work It Brooklyn” (WIB), a progressive event-based networking organization formed to connect inspired creatives working independently within the creative fields is teaming up with “Women in Music” (WIM), a not for profit organization with a mission to advance the awareness, equality, diversity, heritage, opportunities, and cultural aspects of women in the music business, for the next Work it Brooklyn “Industry Focus Event.”
The Industry Focus event will start with an opportunity for guests to mix and mingle over casual rounds of speednetworking, followed by an intimate industry panel discussion with some of the best experts in the DIY music field: Jeff Price, Founder and CEO of Tunecore; Liz Leahy, Co-Founder and CEO of Section 101; Michael Corcoran, President of MusicSUBMIT; Ben Markowitz, Product Experience Manager of Fanbridge; and Jayce Varden, Co-founder and Director of Pledgemusic.
Panel moderator and Entertainment Attorney Shamita Carriman Esq. of Carriman Law Group and Women In Music will encourage the panelists to speak freely, openly, and candidly on strategies for success for DIY musicians.
The event will also feature an invited list of local “VIP’s” in the DIY music field outside of the panelists who will be ready to directly network with guests during the mingling time slots of the event.
“ Having these great industry panelists at an event in the heart of the national independent music scene is amazing– we’re going to have a blast” notes Work It Brooklyn Co-Founder Aja Marsh. Women In Music President Evange Livanos is equally excited about the event and notes: “Its an honor having WIM be a part of this panel bringing all of these industry professionals to our members and the public.”
Date: Wednesday April 20th
Cost: $5.00@ the door, space provided. Free for Women In Music Members.
Schedule: 7pm doors| 7:15 pm speednetworking | 7:45 pm Panel discussion | 8:45 pm – 10pm mingling.
Venue: Coco 66, 66 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11222
Subway & Directions: G train to Greenpoint Avenue Stop, transfer available from the L train Metropolitan Avenue Stop
Last year 3 Greenpointers; Briana, Aja and I organized a social networking event for all the freelancing creatives out there called Work It Brooklyn and it was a raging success. The best part was speed networking, which as you can imagine, is a more productive and less awkward version of speed dating where you get 3 minutes to promote yourself, exchange business cards and make some new connections that’ll help your professional path take another step up.
We’re back again this year with another kickass event, to take place February 23rd at Public Assembly. We will have more speed networking than you can handle, drinks at the bar, and a slideshow of submitted business cards (which is also available on our website).
We’re capping the event at 250 and we’re nearing that end so make sure to register today on Eventbrite and email us your virtual business cards (firstname.lastname@example.org). There’ll be raffles as well for a chance to win a free workday at Greenpoint Coworking and more.
Get your business cards ready and see you February 23!
WORK IT BROOKLYN
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
7 – 10PM
$5 Suggested Donation
70 N. 6th ST btw Whythe & Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
|photo courtesy Helen Pearson
North Brooklyn is teeming with freelance creatives and independent workers. Graphic designers, writers, journalists, illustrators, website developers and the like often spend their days isolated in their “home office” rockin’ pajamas and a hot cup of coffee. No Big Brother corporate meetings, no annoying co-workers, no commuting 45 minutes on the G train, and no waiting in line for a soggy sandwich at Korean bodegas. The life of a freelance worker sounds ideal until you consider unsteady income and the constant search for new gigs. Also we need to consider that working independently can be goddamn lonely and isolating.
This lack of social interaction, community building, skill sharing and all around cho-chumming has inspired Sara Bacon, president of the design firm Command C, to open a communal workspace for these office-less lone rangers as a means to “nourish community in a beautiful and professional environment while fostering individual work.” Greenpoint CoWorking opened 2 weeks ago and when taking a peek inside I felt immediately comforted by the clean row of table space, a fully functional kitchen, a dining table/meeting area, a reading corner equipped with 2 giant almost-too-comfortable fatboy cushions. On top of it all there was a shy little dog named Sushi who greeted you at the door.
|photo courtesy Helen Pearson
Prices range on levels of commitment, which includes a $25 drop ins and a $250/month “dedicated community member” where you’re reserved a deskspace all to yourself.
I’m super excited about the prospect of Greenpoint CoWorking’s joining a community of creatives and hope all you lonely folks out there will take advantage of this opportunity to work and mingle, in that order.
240 N. Henry St #1B
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Open Mon – Fri from 10 – 5:30