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Episode Info: Welcome to the newest Update from Brooklyn Made.   This month we are bringing a special episode on Brooklyn Startups!   New York has surpassed Silicon Valley as perhaps the top startup ecosystem in the world. Brooklyn is certainly a major part of that, if not NYC’s main startup hub. We’re trendier, edgier, and far more appealing to new entrepreneurs and ventures.  Recent estimates put the number of remote or independent workers in Brooklyn at about 60%. Many of whom either have their own businesses or work in startups.  As of last year, there were 7,000 startups in NYC, 326,000 tech jobs, with over $10B being invested in local startups each year. It’s an estimated $71B sector that keeps growing. Google and other tech giants keep on making billion-dollar expansion plans in the Empire State to ensure they are close to the action.  Now let’s check out 25 of the hottest startups happening in Brooklyn now... Biolite Biolite is a cleantech startup that began with the idea of creating camping style stoves that don’t require burning fossil fuels. Their new sustainable home cooking device can eliminate fuel consumption and emissions by 90% while powering LED lights and charging mobile devices. MiMedia Downtown Brooklyn based MiMedia is a cloud storage startup for helping people upload, organize, and manage their digital possessions from their mobile devices. They offer truly private sharing and a free 10 GB of storage to get you started. CredSimple DUMBO-based Credsimple is a healthcare startup with a SaaS product for simplifying the credentialing process.  Kisi  Based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Kisi made the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies last year. They boast that their smart keyless door lock system powered by mobile phones is used by over 300,000 customers, on almost 8,000 doors and facilitates 6.2M unlocks per month. Their partners reportedly include the US Airforce, AngelList, CBRE, and Digital Ocean. Mouth Foods E-commerce startup Mouth Foods is based in DUMBO. They’re helping small-batch food makers grow their businesses by helping consumers discover new and delicious indie foods. Check out their monthly culinary gift box subscriptions and ice coffees. They’ve been featured in Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Travel + Leisure and The New York Times.  HowGood Greenpoint food tech startup HowGood helps provide transparency on food and its sources. Specifically, to help businesses understand and rank sources for sustainability. They rank everything from eggs to raw foods to tea. Among their partners, they count General Mills, Nielsen, and Walmart. Songkick The Brooklyn based ticket selling platform that moves more than 12 million concert tickets each month. They’ve even grown to expand and bring the service to LA, London, and Nashville. Use it to see live artists like John Legend, Metallica, YFN, and Post Malone.  TuneCore TuneCore helps music artists sell their work online and keep th...
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