The first Make It in Brooklyn Innovation Summit will bring together 300 Brooklyn entrepreneurs, business leaders, artists, and others to discuss what it means to make it in Brooklyn. Speakers include Steve Hindy of Brooklyn Brewery; David Walentas of Two Trees, who helped transform Dumbo and is redeveloping the Domino Sugar Factory site in Williamsburg; Director of the Weeksville Heritage Center Tia Powell Harris, and hundreds more.
There will be panels on real estate, manufacturing, the arts and the restaurant business. Following the talks will be a business pitch contest, with $50,000 in seed funding going to the winner.
The event takes place Thursday, June 25, at the Theatre for a New Audience, pictured above, located at at 262 Ashland Place in Fort Greene. Tickets to Make It in Brooklyn range in price from $400 for a full day pass to $15 for the pitch contest only. Click here for more information about the event and to purchase tickets. Brownstoner is a sponsor of the event.
Photo by Theatre for a New Audience, (c) David Sundberg/Esto