Student Outreach Program


In order to impact the future; we need to invest in the future. The Made In Brooklyn Summit will be partnering with leading college institutions and their students to encourage synergy among our current leaders of innovation and our future innovators.  

Participation will include the following opportunities:

  • Volunteer at Summit

  • $50 student rate tickets

  • Submit to the Made In Brooklyn Pitch Competition: College Edition

  • Attend Made In Brooklyn speaker series at SFC Innovate (post-Summit):

The “How I Started” series is an intimate conversation with innovators, creatives, small business owners and budding entrepreneurs.  This series will host a variety of guests that will share their story of what made them want to start chasing their dreams.

Brooklyn Bounty Pitch: College Edition

The Made In Brooklyn Summit will host college edition of it’s pitch competition at SFC Innovate where students can apply to pitch. The winner gets to pitch their business at the main Brooklyn Bounty pitch competition taking place September 24th at the Summit.  

The winners reward will include:

  • Social capital

  • Access to leading innovators, investors and accelerator programs

The Process

Brooklyn colleges and university students submit to the Brooklyn Bounty Pitch Competition: College Edition. Students can apply online and submit their business concept and relevant information to register for the competition.

Phase 1:

Applications will be reviewed; based on completion of the application, clear description of the business, and the quality of data to support the business concept.

Phase 2:

The successful applicants will then be contacted and invited to send a two page marketing strategy explaining how they will implement their service/product to their target audiences.

Phase 3:

Five semi-finalists will be invited to present their business concept to a panel of judges from the MIBS. The presentation must be less than 10 minutes, creative and informative to win this competition


The Reward

The Winner of the College Edition pitch competition will be invited to pitch their concept to the judges at the main MIB Summit, Bounty Pitch Competition.  

Two semi-finalists will receive two complimentary Gold Level badges each to attend the Made In Brooklyn Summit.

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Good Luck!