NEW DATE: Make It In Brooklyn Smart Cities Pitch Contest

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 6pm-8pm

Our upcoming Make It In Brooklyn Smart Cities pitch contest showcases a top selection of NYC’s startups working to improve urban infrastructure and create smarter more resource-efficient cities through innovations in urban technologies.

Five finalists will pitch to a panel of judges. One winner will take home a $5,000 cash prize, and in-kind legal services provided by the Brooklyn Law Incubator and Policy Clinic (BLIP) and the Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship (CUBE) at Brooklyn Law School.

A $5 ticket gets you beer, noodles, and time to network with NYC startups and entrepreneurs, investors, and folks from the Brooklyn tech ecosystem.



  • Bixby - A real estate technology company that makes it easy for property managers to provide top-quality service to their tenants and residents
  • Carmera - A real-time, street-level intelligence platform for autonomous vehicles and the built environment
  • GoKid - A complete carpool solution for schools, teams, organizations, and active families
  • Hylas - The Hylas system will eliminate all landfill food waste, delivering autonomous biodigesters that produce clean biogas from food waste
  • NGEMS - An IoT startup working on next generation emergency systems


  • Tyler Woods - Lead Reporter, Brooklyn


  • Shaina Horowitz - ‎Urban Tech Hub Director, New Lab
  • David Post - Global Enterprise Public Sector Leader, IBM
  • Miriam Roure - Program Director, URBAN-X
  • Joe Silver - Program Manager, Urban Future Lab, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
  • Jacob Yormak - Partner, Story Ventures


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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.