Hello Brooklyn.

BKE was founded to help provide education and empowerment to Brooklyn's creative, dynamic, and diverse business leaders.  Our events are always free, and we strongly encourage you to be an active member rather than watching from the sidelines.  Sign up for our mailing list to stay up-to-date, or apply here to showcase your product, service, or fund.  Spread Love! 

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Next Event



• 7:00 - 7:30 - Grab a beer and swap cards
• 7:30 - 7:45 - Thank you's and announcements
• 7:45 - 8:15 - 1st Speaker
• 8:15 - 8:45 - 1st Workshop
• 8:45 - 9:15 - 2nd Speaker
• 9:15 - 9:45 - 2nd Workshop
• 9:45 - 10:00 - Closing remarks and homework


Discover Great Brooklyn Companies

Made In Brooklyn

Maker Bot
MakerBot is leading the next industrial revolution in desktop 3D printing for professional, educational, and home use.
The world's largest funding platform for creative projects.
Pensa Labs
The DIWire transforms drawn curves into bent wire that can be assembled to make just about anything
Maker's Row
Our mission is to make the manufacturing process simple to understand and easy to access.
Fly Cleaners
FlyCleaners provides on-demand pick-up and delivery service in as little as 20 minutes.
Run a smarter business with an easy-to-use iPad POS system featuring inventory management, detailed reporting, and 24/7 support.
Sohha Yogurt
Sohha Savory Yogurt is a local, pure, and healthy. Handcrafted in Brooklyn, NY.
Descendent Cider
Descendant Cider Company is New York City's first cidery hand crafting small batch cider in the heart of NYC.
Empire Mayonaise
Artisanal mayonnaise made in small batches. Our mayo flavors include Sriracha, Bacon, White Truffle, Roasted Garlic.
Our organic cold-pressed juices, fiber-rich blends, & seed milks are handcrafted in Brooklyn & provide real nutrition on-the-go.
Uhuru Design is a Brooklyn-based design and build sustainable furniture company known for its reuse of used materials.
The Konery
The Konery was created with the desire to re-invent an all time favorite that has remained unchanged - the waffle cone.
Handmade Green furniture from reclaimed bowling lanes and other eco-friendly materials.
Greenhook Ginsmiths
Vacuum Distilled. Quickly emerging as one of America's premier gin artisans.  
Brooklyn Industries
Brooklyn Industries offers the ultimate in unique t-shirts, hoodies, bags and more.
The Kale Factory
New York Naturals snacks are raw, vegan, kosher, dairy-free, gluten-free and Paleo friendly.
Stuart & Co.
Provisions for the urban drillmaster.
Asher Israelow
Asher designs work for the modern explorer. All the materials are ethically and locally sourced, building upon the importance of origins.
Greenpoint Trading Co.
We sell packaged Spices, Blends, Rubs and Seasonings.
Grady's Cold Brew
New Orleans–style iced coffee concentrate that's brewed and bottled by hand in Brooklyn, New York.
Brooklyn/Paris based craft company on a mission to transform reclaimed materials into locally produced quality designs.
Nunu Chocolates
Specializes in creamy salted caramels, chocolate-covered grahams, and absinthe and mescal chili truffles.
Casa Kids
Modern children's bunk beds, loft beds, chairs, desks, storage units.
Wax Rax
Vinyl record storage made in Brooklyn by Wax Rax, the RC-1 vinyl library cart is the perfect compliment to any vinyl collection.


You have an app, a food, a drink, a clothing line, an accessory line, etc. that you want present to our community. Bonus points if you can offer your product for free or at a discounted rate.
You do law, accounting, consulting, branding, marketing, web development, etc. and you have something of value to offer our community. Bonus points if you can offer your service for free or at a discounted rate.
You have a fund, you are part of a VC firm, you work for a lending club or a bank, etc. and want to actively invest in our community. Bonus points if you have an ability to educate our group on a specific topic relating to finance or fundraising.
We Expect
You will tell a compelling story about your business, however you will not use this stage simply as a means of promoting your business. Rather, your job is to be inspirational and informative about a major success or failure that you have encountered along your journey.
We Provide
An excited, engaged audience of your peers. We will provide all of the production needs for your talk: projector, microphone, sound system, beer.
You Get
A workshop dedicated to solving one of your most urgent business challenges. Social engagement via custom twitter and instagram hashtags. Showcase in our "Made In Brooklyn" section of this site when applicable.