We air live every Tuesday (or maybe Thursday) around 9am at www.ustream.tv/channel/good-morning-interwebs.We'll be doing the next episode from Dogpatch Labs on Thursday, January 28th at 9am.
This week on Good Morning Interwebs, Alli and Meghan chatted with Jon Steinberg and Peter Flint of DogpatchNY. Dogpatch Labs was created by Polaris Venture Partners to help entrepreneurs and founders conceive and launch startups. With offices in San Francisco and Boston, the group provides free office space, web access, coffee, and snacks for a small group of early-stage startups and entrepreneurs.
The New York office has been open only four weeks, but they’re already at capacity. Working with startups from ekoVentures, to Good Crush, Scoop St. and Postling, Dogpatch is getting excited about NY tech.
So what did we talk about besides some of the great companies Dogpatch has been working with?
Well, how great New York is, for starters.
And of course, the iPad announcement. Jon is getting one ASAP. He’s sure that he’ll return two iPads before resigning himself to the fact that it only gets three hours of use time. But he’s going to buy the lower end model.
Doing the math, we realize that anyone who purchases an iPad will be using at least four devices to complete daily tasks (plus a Verizon phone to make actual phone calls).
Peter’s excited about the Android. If for no other reason, than because it’s not on AT&T. Also, he’s convinced that as soon as Apple ends its exclusivity agreement with the carrier, AT&T will be done.
Peter reminds us all that we’re on the lunatic fringe of people willing to adopt new technologies. The true test is getting regular people to use these products.
Jon thinks there’s something different about founder DNA. He thinks getting those kinds of people together in the same room is what makes DogPatch unique.
DogPatchNY doesn’t have space for new companies right now, but they will soon. The work with startups for about six months and are looking for startups with between one and four employees. You get a free internet connection with a great office and kitchen as well as meetups and the resource of Polaris and other startups at your fingertips. If you’ve got a startup that fits the bill, send an email to Dogpatchlabs@polarisventures.com.
Also, DogPatchNY is doing a local meetup for startups looking to pitch their products at the end of February. If you haven’t pitched at NYTM and want to share your product, this is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to come in, test their ideas and get feedback. There will be more than one of these, so tweet @jonsteinberg if you’re interested.