Make It In Brooklyn

Apply now to compete at the Make It in Brooklyn Future of Farming pitch competition, held in partnership with NYC Ag Collective.

If you’re changing the way plants get from seed to table, we want to hear from you.

Accepted startups will pitch venture capitalists and experts in the field. All will receive feedback on their pitches, face time with the judges, and the winner will be awarded $5,000. Previous winners of our pitch contests have gone on to raise up to $20 million in venture money, and have seen successful exits.

Application Criteria:

— Company must be a for-profit business

— Company must have fewer than 25 employees

— Company must be based in NYC

— Founder or company employee must be available to pitch on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 25th.

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

Applications are open until 11:59pm ET on Friday, Aug. 30th.

Finalists will be notified if they have been selected to pitch by Wednesday, Sept. 4th.

The pitch contest will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 25th.


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.

Partner with us

If you’re interested in partnering or sponsoring any of these events, drop us a line to discuss how we can work together.