2015 SUMMIT VIDEOS

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership President Tucker Reed and Alicia Glen, New York City Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, welcome everyone to the inaugural Make It in Brooklyn Innovation Summit.

The Brooklyn brand has worldwide influence on everything from entertainment to music to food to fashion. Leaders of some of our borough's biggest brands, like Brooklyn Brewery and the Brooklyn Nets, as well as companies that have chosen to expand their presence into Brooklyn, share the secrets to their success – and what advice they have for the next big Brooklyn brand. Presented by Airbnb.

In 1985, Bruce Ratner founded a real estate company that would go on to spur the renaissance of Downtown Brooklyn through its creation of MetroTech Center and Barclays Center, the #1 performance venue in the country. Twenty-five years ago, David Walentas began assembling properties nearby and through his company played a singular role in creating DUMBO as the vibrant mixed-use neighborhood that it is today. This conversation with two of Brooklyn real estate's "founding fathers" and the current heads of Forest City Ratner Companies and Two Trees Management is sure to be a lively one. Presented by Delta Air Lines.

Jeffrey Laut, Lead Researcher on the Brooklyn Atlantis Project, talks about his team's efforts to support and learn from the cleaning of the Gowanus Canal, arguably one of the most polluted waterways in New York City. Presented by NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.

From 3D printers to artisanal chocolate, Brooklyn is truly a home to today's "makers." But what are the challenges to creating a manufacturing business today? How do you scale up a company and keep it sustainable? This discussion will feature four leaders across the manufacturing industry talking about how they "make it in Brooklyn." Presented by WNYC.

Tina Roth Eisenberg (a.k.a. SwissMiss), founder of Friends, CreativeMornings, TeuxDeux, and Tattly, talks about building digital communities on a local and global scale. Presented by CityRealty

Brooklyn's character owes a great debt to the artists among us. From the Brooklyn Cultural District to the DUMBO waterfront to historic Weeksville, innovative cultural institutions make up the heart and soul of our communities. Hear from the leaders of five Brooklyn arts organizations as they build the City's next great cultural centers. Presented by WNYC.

Andrew Kimball, CEO of Industry City, talks about the creation of the 6 million square-foot 21st Century innovation and manufacturing district on the Brooklyn waterfront whose success has helped to spur the economic and industrial development of the entire borough. Presented by Industry City.

So you want to run a restaurant? Are you ready for 100-hour work weeks, putting out (literal) fires, and competing in the crowded Brooklyn dining scene? Before you consider jumping into the fray, you won't want to miss these war stories from some of the borough's hottest restaurateurs.

André Dua, founder of the Gotham Space Agency, a group dedicated to exploring the frontier of space and inspiring the next generation of citizen scientists, talks about the Agency's first mission involving the launch of Brooklyn's first-ever "manned" satellite into space, in partnership with MIT and NASA. Presented by JPMorgan Chase & Company.