Introducing Orbital and the Orbital Boot Camp

This past March, I took over the old Kickstarter office in the Lower East Side.  Since then, I’ve been primarily focused on cleaning it up, learning to become much more handy, and thinking of ways to use the space to fund the space.

The space is called Orbital, and my goal is to make it a space for people to to do awesome stuff.

It’s a somewhat vague mission, but as many of my former students will tell you I’m a big believer in the idea of leaving enough room for others to come in and make it their own.

To that end, I’m excited to open up applications for the Orbital Boot Camp, a 12-week program to help people launch their side projects.

I’m a big believer in the value of side projects.  And, I think the potential for people to realize their own ideas has never been greater than it is now.  But it’s not at all easy, and we could all use a little help to make that happen.

If you have an idea for something you’ve always wanted to launch, I’d encourage you to apply.

Applications are open until May 30th, with the program starting the week of June 16th. The program will run on nights and weekends in order to accommodate those with day jobs, and I’ll be teaching the class alongside other instructors and guest speakers from my network.

If you’d like to learn more, go here.

We’re also looking for more individuals who can help sponsor a student. If you’re able to help, email me at

  1. mchessy reblogged this from garychou and added:
    I just think that this is the coolest thing. A bootcamp for side projects.
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    Gary Chou has been huge influence on my path as an independent musician/creator. Always encouraging me and many others...
  7. falicon reblogged this from garychou and added:
    I’m excited to see this coming together and have very HIGH expectations for it!
  8. kevinclarkcomposer reblogged this from garychou and added:
    This is some pretty awesome work. Go be a part of it!
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