Make It In Brooklyn

Calling all transportation startups! Apply now to compete in the Make It in Brooklyn Pitch Contest on The Future of Transportation.

The Future of Transportation pitch contest is open to all companies working on the problem of how to get people from place to place: through new platforms, marketplaces, hardware, alternative power sources, or otherwise. If you’re building something that makes transportation easier, more efficient, cheaper or greener, we want to hear your ideas.

Deadline for applications is 11:59 ET, Friday, May 24th, and the contest will take place on June 20th at The Hall.

Five companies will be chosen to give a three minute pitch, followed by Q&A from the judges. The winner takes home a $5,000 prize, the respect of the crowd, and, potentially, some valuable new connections.

Previous judges have included founders at venture capital firms, managing directors of major accelerators, educators, and leaders in some of New York’s largest companies. Previous contestants have gone on to raise more than $20 million in total, and have been accepted by top accelerator programs.

You can see all previous winners and judges here.


Brooklyn is a place where entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation intersect, and Downtown Brooklyn is at the heart of it all. The Make It in Brooklyn campaign supports creative drive.

For the past three years, Make It In Brooklyn, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership’s campaign to support entrepreneurship and cultivate a lasting innovation ecosystem throughout Brooklyn, has supported hundreds of start-ups. Our series of pitch contests, meet-ups, and summits have brought together hundreds of entrepreneurs and provided over $90,000 in seed money and pro-bono professional services.