Newlab applies transformative
technology to things that matter.

We build companies. We bring founders together. We pair experts with industry and civic leaders and use our shared resources to power entrepreneurs. We are relentless in the pursuit of solving systemic challenges with frontier technologies.

At Newlab, we don’t just think about solving problems; we do it.


Member companies focused on frontier technology


Entrepreneurs, inventors, and engineers


Aggregate value of member companies


Venture capital raised by member companies


In recent acquisitions


Growing network of seed and early-stage investors

120k ft²

Prototyping, event, and work space across two locations


On-site prototyping and product realization resources


Newlab launched in 2016—our flagship location in the Brooklyn Navy Yard dates back to 1902 and served as the primary machine shop for every major ship launched during 
World Wars I and II.

Inspired by its rich history, we envisioned a way to return 
the building to relevance by championing entrepreneurship, innovation, and frontier technologies that transform infrastructure and build a more resilient, sustainable world.

Leadership team

David Belt

David Belt

Co-Founder, Chairman

Serial entrepreneur/investor. Voted one of the top 50 most powerful people in tech in New York City by City & State. Board member of St. Ann’s Warehouse and Pioneer Works.

Scott Cohen

Scott Cohen


Entrepreneur/investor/artist working in film, photography, design. Director of Red Knot, winner of the FIPRESCI Grand Jury Award for Best New American Cinema.

Shaun Stewart

Shaun Stewart

Chief Executive Officer

Visionary/seasoned tech leader. Board member of StrongArm Technologies, Koala, Applied XL, Envizzo. Advisor for CARMERA, NoiseAware. Previously: GoogleX, Airbnb, Waymo, Expedia, Jetsetter.

Satish Rao

Satish Rao

Chief Product Officer

Technologist/innovation program designer. Previously: NYC Media Lab, Columbia Technology Ventures, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Lynn Fischer

Lynn Fischer

Chief Marketing Officer

Creative/marketer in the business of strategizing and scaling effective campaigns for growth. Previously: Lyft, Time Inc., CBS Interactive, WPP.

Jarrod Scuglik

Jarrod Scuglik

Chief Operating Officer

Entrepreneur/finance executive. Experience building companies and a veteran of the financial services industry. Previously: Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan.

Francesco Marconi

Francesco Marconi

Senior VP, A.I. & Data Practice

Computational journalist/entrepreneur. Founder and Chief Data Officer at Applied XL. Previously: The Wall Street Journal, MIT Media Lab, Associated Press.

Shaina Horowitz

Shaina Horowitz

VP, Product & Programs

Program/partnership builder. Previously: Bloomberg Associates, NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

Hilary Howe

Hilary Howe

Venture Partner

Investor/champion of founders. Funded and developed support platforms for hundreds of seed-stage companies across Europe, Asia, and North America. Previously: Brinc, Seedcamp, Swire Properties.


A singular community of
entrepreneurs, engineers, and inventors.

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Strategic partners

Nike, Verizon, The Boston Globe, General Electric, Microsoft, Bank of America, Union Pacific, IBM, EY, Johnson & Johnson, JetBlue, Lego, LVMH, Intel, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Autodesk, Citi Ventures, Fidelity Investments, AT&T, Tiffany&Co., Revlon, Avis Budget Group, Macquarie, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, ATKearney, EOS, Brex, Brooklyn Navy Yard, NYCEDC, New York State, Partnership for New York City, The New York City Council, Bklyn, NYCRC, GovLab, Cornell Tech, Columbia University, Applied Research for Chance, Downtown Brooklyn, Consortium Research & Robotics, Brooklyn Community Foundation, Exalt, The Brooklyn STEAM Center, Thompson Family Foundation, NYC Department of Education


Newlab HQ
Brooklyn Navy Yard
Building 128

19 Morris Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205

(718) 488-7005

Our headquarters in the Brooklyn Navy Yard provides 84,000 ft² of workspace and prototyping facilities in a former shipbuilding factory with amenities including: flexible workspaces, bookable conference rooms, an in-house cafe, on-site IT support, mail service, lockers, bike parking, and a proprietary member OS. Newlab is just beyond the Cumberland Gate at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and Cumberland Street. Apply for Newlab membership

77 Washington

77 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205

(718) 488-7005

To support our growing member community, Newlab opened its second location in 2020. The beautiful six-story former factory dates back to the 1930s and provides an additional 22,000 ft² of workspace, a retail storefront, and courtyard. 77 Washington is less than a 10-minute walk from Newlab HQ and Members have access to all the member benefits and resources at Newlab HQ at Building 128.

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Bring Newlab to your city

We believe in the power of community, entrepreneurship, and technology to transform the places people live. Newlab will work with corporate and civic leaders and government agencies from your city to revitalize advanced manufacturing and create opportunities that attract and retain diverse world-class talent.


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