The Bridge introduces a new podcast series, From Day One. Each weekly episode features a conversation with the founder of a pioneering Brooklyn business or civic organization, who reveals what it takes to launch, persevere and thrive. The first season will run for 12 weeks, hosted by Nick Baily, founder and principal of Dumbo-based Complex Ventures, and funded by a grant from the Made in New York Media Center. Please join us for an intriguing look at how things get started in New York City’s most innovative borough.
T.R. Ludwig, CEO, Brooklyn SolarWorks At a time when solar power is coming of age, he found a way to make it work on urban rooftops
Meghan Ritchie, founder, Megpies pastries How the baked creation she first sold on a Brooklyn stoop became a national brand
Gerard Masci, co-founder, Lowercase eyewear He leaped into a business that had become virtually non-existent in America: manufacturing frames
Hana Getachew, creative director, Bolé Road Textiles Her products are designed in Brooklyn and hand-made in Ethiopia, with vibrant results
Peter Lawrence, principal owner, the Wythe Hotel How a visionary in the hospitality business launched Brooklyn's first boutique hotel and helped shape a famous neighborhood