Get To Know Us...

Building A Platform To Elevate
Enterpreneurs & Creatives Of Color.
Having been impacted by the events of 2020, a global health pandemic, the rise of the BLM Movement, the economic and racial disparities in America has been amplified. We are a group of successful agency execs, filmmakers, financiers, business leaders, who have joined forces to create a network of Community Builders and platform for entrepreneurs and creatives of color. We want to use our experience, connections and influence to garner exposure, funding and national recognition.Launched in 2020, M.A.D.E BKLYN showcases exceptional and groundbreaking unseen talent innovating and rising in our community. We connect them with industry-based mentors and investors to facilitate their growth and success.We are here to tell the inspiring stories of Community Builders and rising talent who are making cultural and societal impact locally and nationally. We champion these voices and support ecosystems dedicated to building up those in underserved communities..

Supporting unseen talent and elevating them onto a global platform.

Blu Ellis
FOUNDER/CEO

Meet The Visionary

"Never settle for less, dream big
and work hard every day..."

Blu Ellis finds herself in Brooklyn via London. A 20 plus years New York resident she has called Bed Stuy home for 15 years. Experienced at building communities for top brands she created M.A.D.E BKLYN (Meaningful. Action. Designed to Elevate) as her way of creating opportunities for people of color in her community to build wealth and success.
Rotimi Akinnuoye
PARTNER

Meet The Culturist

Rotimi Akinnuoye, a Brooklyn resident by way of Lagos, is co-partner of the popular Brooklyn brand Bed-Vyne. The brand includes Bed-Vyne Wine & Spirits, Bed-Vyne Brew and Bed-Vyne Cocktail. Rotimi is board member of Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, One Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. An entrepreneur, philanthropist and community advocate, Rotimi understands the struggles and wins of small business owners and start-up founders riding the ups and downs of business. He is committed to championing rising talent and those motivated to succeed in any way possible.

Meet The Team