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Make It In Brooklyn - AgTech & Food Innovation Pitch Contest

  • Urban Future Lab 15 MetroTech Center Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)

Five leading Food and AgTech Startups will pitch their concepts to a panel of judges in front of you, the live audience. One winner will take home the $5,000 prize.

Agriculture and food is undergoing a digital revolution and increasingly we’re seeing digital-based solutions for growing, producing, and eating food. Food innovators and startups are using data and technology to make food production more sustainable, efficient and profitable. You’ll hear from startups and small businesses who are transforming how and what we eat and the future of food.

Your $5 ticket to the Pitch Contest includes drinks and snacks, as well as time to network with NYC startups and entrepreneurs, investors, and folks from the NYC tech ecosystem. All genders are encouraged to attend!


  • Henry Gordon-Smith- Founder & CEO, Agritecture Consulting

  • Allison Kopf - Founder & CEO, Agrilyst

  • Christopher Manca - Whole Foods Forager, Whole Foods Market

  • Charlie O'Donnell - Partner, Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

  • Tinia Pina - Founder & CEO, Re-Nuble


  • Regina Myer- President, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership


You'll hear pitches from the following companies:

  • Breukelen Rub - Breukelen Rub is a Brooklyn-based spice company. The spice blends namesakes are Brooklyn neighborhoods. The signature flavor, the East New York Blend, is named after the hometown of owner, Chef J.D. Presenter: Isalia Lebron

  • Food Moves- Food Moves is a marketplace that connects mobile food vendors, including food trucks, farmers’ markets, and specialty food vendors, to consumers and suppliers. It is our mission to provide clarity and efficiency to this fragmented and underserved industry. Presenter: Joel Cettina

  • Food Period - Food Period helps women have great periods, naturally. Made in Brooklyn, their functional food products make it convenient (and delicious) for women to follow nutrition protocols to support and improve their menstrual cycles. Presenter: Britt Martin

  • Grow Computer - Grow Computer is powering the next agricultural revolution by building smart and user-centric IoT-enabled products for the farmers of the future. Presenter: Dan Nelson

  • We Are The New Farmers - We Are the New Farmers is the next generation urban farm sustainably growing foods of the future for health conscious consumers. Presenter: Jonas Gunther

Earlier Event: September 25
2nd Urban Agri Africa Summit
Later Event: September 27
Sunset Sips: The Rooftop Farm Mixer