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Go to Downtown Brooklyn’s version of ‘Shark Tank’ this week

See what's next in the world of food startups.

Just look at that spread. (Photo courtesy of Farm to People)

This Wednesday check out the Make It In Brooklyn pitch competition, featuring a panel of local celebrity judges and five Brooklyn-based food startups.

Each of the startups will have two minutes to pitch the panel on their idea, with the judges, each of whom have successful startup careers, able to ask questions and make suggestions.

The winner will receive a $5,000 and recognition as one of Brooklyn’s hottest new food startups.



Here’s a rundown of the contestants:

This startup converts food waste into various technologies in order to discover natural ways to make food more productive.

Bronx Hot Sauce
Made with serrano peppers grown in over 40 community gardens in The Bronx, bronx Hot Sauce pays gardeners premium prices so they can earn income to support themselves and the operation of their gardens.

Rise Products
Rise upcycles unspent barley from microbreweries in Brooklyn into a tasty and nutritious flour using our proprietary technology.

Phood is food waste tracking and analytic software with actionable insights to help reduce pre-consumer commercial food waste volume by up to 50 percent.

Seek is introducing sustainable protein-rich crickets to the American diet via ultra delicious and nutritious snack foods.

Companies: Downtown Brooklyn Partnership
Series: Brooklyn

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