2016 INNOVATION SUMMIT | FULL AGENDA

MORNING SESSIONS

8am-10am - REAL ESTATE SPEED NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with several Brooklyn real estate titans in small groups. This up-close-and-personal format was a huge highlight of our inaugural 2015 summit

Ofer Cohen TerraCRG

Ofer Cohen
TerraCRG

Juliet Cullen-Cheung Steiner NYC

Juliet Cullen-Cheung
Steiner NYC

Jared Della Valle Alloy Development

Jared Della Valle
Alloy Development

Eben Ellertson L+M Development Partners

Eben Ellertson
L+M Development Partners

Carolee Fink New York City Economic Development Corporation

Carolee Fink
New York City Economic Development Corporation

MaryAnne Gilmartin Forest City Ratner Cos.

MaryAnne Gilmartin
Forest City Ratner Cos.

Morris B. Jerome JEMB Realty Corporation

Morris B. Jerome
JEMB Realty Corporation

Purnima Kapur NYC Dept. of City Planning

Purnima Kapur
NYC Dept. of City Planning

David Kramer Hudson Companies

David Kramer
Hudson Companies

Albert Laboz United American Land

Albert Laboz
United American Land

Kevin Lalezarian Lalezarian Properties

Kevin Lalezarian
Lalezarian Properties

Jason Muss Muss Development

Jason Muss
Muss Development

Jeff Mandel Tishman Speyer

Jeff Mandel
Tishman Speyer

Roland Merchant Eastdil Secured

Roland Merchant
Eastdil Secured

Toby Moskovits Heritage Equity Partners

Toby Moskovits
Heritage Equity Partners

Regina Myer Brooklyn Bridge Park

Regina Myer
Brooklyn Bridge Park

Sukanya Paciorek Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Sukanya Paciorek
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Stephen Palmese Cushman & Wakefield

Stephen Palmese
Cushman & Wakefield

Martin Piazzola AvalonBay

Martin Piazzola
AvalonBay

Tim Quinlan Quinlan Development Group

Tim Quinlan
Quinlan Development Group

Michael Rudin Brooklyn Navy Yard Tower Associates

Michael Rudin
Brooklyn Navy Yard Tower Associates

Katepalli R. Sreenivasan NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Katepalli R. Sreenivasan
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Paul Travis Washington Square Partners

Paul Travis
Washington Square Partners

Susi Yu Forest City Ratner Cos.

Susi Yu
Forest City Ratner Cos.

Alan Washington Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

Alan Washington
Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

 

10:00am - OPENING REMARKS

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership's incoming President welcomes attendees.

Regina Myer

Regina Myer

 

10:30am - PANEL | SIZE MATTERS

New York City's most prolific builders come together to discuss Brooklyn's changing skyline and the race to the sky.

MaryAnne Gilmartin Forest City Ratner Cos.

MaryAnne Gilmartin
Forest City Ratner Cos.

Michael Stern JDS Development Group

Michael Stern
JDS Development Group

Moderator Matt Chaban Real Estate Journalist

Moderator
Matt Chaban
Real Estate Journalist

 

11:20am - TALK | MAKING IT

Learn about the transportation project that has the potential to transform the innovation corridor along the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront.

Ya-Ting Liu Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector

Ya-Ting Liu
Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector

 

11:30am - SHOWCASE | EAT YOUR HEART OUT, BROOKLYN

Sample delicious plates crafted by Brooklyn's top food entrepreneurs, check out products from local Brooklyn creatives, and network with fellow summit attendees.

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AFTERNOON SESSIONS

12:30pm KEYNOTE | AT THE HEART OF THE HUSTLE  
Claude Silver, Chief Heart Officer, VaynerMedia

Claude Silver VaynerMedia

Claude Silver
VaynerMedia

 

12:45pm - PANEL | LAUNCH. SCALE. THRIVE.

Brooklyn Design, Product Development, UX, and Biz Dev innovators discuss what it takes to scale your business.

Sherine Kazim Huge

Sherine Kazim
Huge

Dana Mauriello Etsy

Dana Mauriello
Etsy

JB Osborne Red Antler

JB Osborne
Red Antler

Marco Perry Pensa

Marco Perry
Pensa

Moderator   Jacob Weisberg Slate Group

Moderator  
Jacob Weisberg
Slate Group

 

1:35pm - PANEL | SHOW ME THE MONEY

Experts from the VC community advise how to raise funding for your startup.

Peter Boyce II General Catalyst

Peter Boyce II
General Catalyst

Shawn Cheng Vayner / RSE

Shawn Cheng
Vayner / RSE

Michael Duda Bullish

Michael Duda
Bullish

John Frankel ff Venture Capital

John Frankel
ff Venture Capital

Rachel Haot 1776

Rachel Haot
1776

Moderator Will Oremus Slate Group

Moderator
Will Oremus
Slate Group

6:00pm - PITCH CONTEST  |  CoLab-Factory,   14 Dekalb Ave

Come out to support five Brooklyn-based entrepreneurs pitching for funding at our fifth and largest Make It in Brooklyn pitch contest. Networking, drinks, and snacks included. 

Sharing war stories with others in my industry was a refreshing and bonding experience — it felt like we had known each other for years.
— Edward Song | Korilla

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