Story by Jim Chowdry
Upstream Ideas guest contributor Jim Chowdry interviews the team at Zoo Labs, a creative incubator for entrepreneurs in music and technology. Building on the insight that musicians face many of the same challenges as entrepreneurs in the startup world, Zoo Labs fosters a space of mutual transformation, where musicians can learn from entrepreneurs and vice versa.
Their goal is to develop new ways to support music-making teams and startup entrepreneurs—and their programs provide us with the perfect platform to research and test new concepts. Zoo Labs currently runs music residency programs and a co-working space for music-tech startup companies. They also put on events and art exhibitions to bring their diverse communities together. They are dedicated to helping creative teams learn to effectively build sustainable businesses and careers.