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INNOVATION SUMMIT

09.28.16 | City Point

Downtown Brooklyn

 
 

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.  

Your business is meant for greatness. Sometimes, all it takes is one conversation at one conference to create one connection to take your company from 'making it' to 'made it'. All you need is to get in the room. 

The Make It in Brooklyn Innovation Summit brings together Brooklyn's builders, founders and startups for panels, networking and inside access to the Brooklyn innovation ecosystem. 

We get you in the room. The rest is up to you. 

Here's to opportunity knocking. No hard hats required.

What 'Making it in Brooklyn' looks like  

SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS

SPEAKERS INCLUDE

Peter Boyce II General Catalyst

Peter Boyce II
General Catalyst

MaryAnne Gilmartin Forest City Ratner Cos.

MaryAnne Gilmartin
Forest City Ratner Cos.

Rachel Haot 1776

Rachel Haot
1776

Sherine Kazim Huge

Sherine Kazim
Huge

Claude Silver Vayner Media

Claude Silver
Vayner Media

Michael Stern JDS Development Group  

Michael Stern
JDS Development Group
 

MORNING AND AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Morning Sessions

  • REAL ESTATE SPEED NETWORKING BREAKFAST
    Meet real estate titans in a unique format.  
  • REAL ESTATE PANEL
    New York's top developers discuss the state of Brooklyn real estate.  
  • 'MAKING IT' TALK
    The project with the potential to transform the Brooklyn + Queens Innovation Corridor.  



Afternoon Sessions

  • LAUNCH. SCALE. THRIVE.
    Brooklyn Design, Product Dev, UX and Biz Dev experts talk what it takes to scale. 
  • VENTURE CAPITAL PANEL
    VCs advise how to raise funding for your startup.
  • AFTERNOON KEYNOTE
    Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer at Vayner Media 
  • EVENING PITCH CONTEST
    Five finalists pitch for $$ to a panel of Brooklyn-based judges. 
A fantastic collection of panelists and topics. Inspiring, fascinating, a real pleasure.
— Dena Libner | Senior Director, External Affairs and Public Partnerships, NYC & Company

TICKET LEVELS

Innovative, original, and an excellent forum.
— Nathan Aber | CEO, AmTrust Realty Corp.

UNBEATABLE LOCATION

Focused on the idea of 'Making it' here in Brooklyn, we've set our summit right inside the City Point development that is still in the process of being 'made', too. A ticket to this day-long event gets you inside access to a still-unfinished space, but don't worry - no hard hats required.

ONE DEKALB AVE | DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN

 
The range of Brooklyn powerhouses gathered under one roof is impressive.
— Sonam Velani | Policy Advisor, City of New York

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