Make It In Brooklyn

Vote in the first annual Make It in Brooklyn Innovation Awards

This December, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is excited to celebrate the best of NYC’s innovators and startups with our first ever Make It in Brooklyn Innovation Awards.

This year’s nominees have been selected from the Make It in Brooklyn tech community and include startups who have applied to pitch at our pitch contests, those who have participated in our events, startups we have featured via our newsletter, and companies who have participated in Downtown Brooklyn Partnership’s Living Lab program, throughout the year.  

The winning companies will each receive a cash prize of $1,000.

Voting has been put to the public to decide the winners of the three prize categories: the MaryAnne Gilmartin Innovation Award (to be awarded to a female-founded company); Smart City Startup of the Year; and Innovator of the Year.

Downtown Brooklyn Partnership invites you to vote for the best startups to win. Polls will close on Tuesday, December 4th at 11:59pm EST, and we will be presenting the awards to the winning companies at a special ceremony in early December.


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.