The Made In Brooklyn Summit is a one day immersive forum designed to empower entrepreneurs with new ideas and perspectives from the worlds of business, technology, design, entertainment, and social good to grow their business. It is a must attend, one of a kind gathering that will provide executives, business leaders, artists and aspiring entrepreneurs with opportunities to hear from global industry leaders, showcase Brooklyn innovation and creativity, network with people from different spheres of business and industries and present innovative concepts to potential investors via the unique Brooklyn Bounty Pitch competition. The Made in Brooklyn Summit is a not-for-profit that will donate a percentage of proceeds to selected Brooklyn-based non-profit organizations.




Blu Ellis

Founder & CEO

Andrew Kahner

Board Chairman, Investor Relations


Rotimi Akinnuoye

Head of Partnerships

Liz Mandarano

Head of Brooklyn Bounty Pitch Program


Members of the Made In Brooklyn Summit Board bring expertise from various business sectors, combined with a common goal to highlight Brooklyn’s diverse and thriving business communities. The Board is made up of small business owners, strategy directors, event producers, business investors, social activists, communications executives united out of a shared passion for all things Brooklyn…

  • Blu Ellis: Board President - Owner, SundayRay Productions Inc.

  • Andrew Kahner: Board Chairman - Senior VP, Wealth Management Portfolio Manager, UBS

  • Rotimi Akinnuoye: Partner, Bed–Vyne Wine + Spirits & Bars

  • Nick Buzzell: CEO, NBTV Studios

  • Ban Leow: Commercial & Residential Real Estate Specialist, Halstead

  • Liz Mandarano: Attorney & Owner, The Hive Restaurant