Make It in Brooklyn: AgTech + Food Innovation Pitch Contest

Five finalists will pitch to a panel of judges. One winner will take home $5,000 and other prizes.

The Make It In Brooklyn AgTech & Food Innovation Pitch Contest showcases a top selection of NYC’s food and agtech startups. 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 ticket includes drinks and snacks, and time to network with NYC startups and entrepreneurs, investors, and folks from the NYC tech ecosystem.

  • 6pm - Doors Open
  • 6:15pm - Opening Remarks & Event Kickoff
  • 6:30-7pm - Pitches
  • 7:30pm - Winner Announced
  • 7-8pm - Networking Reception


  • Henry Gordon-SmithCo-Founder, AgTech X
  • 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


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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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