(Photo courtesy of Yair Flicker)
Winners of the second annual Baltimore Innovation Awards included a civic hacker and a youth outreach organization.
The awards, a centerpiece of Baltimore Innovation Week’s Innovation Celebration, held Friday outside Under Armour headquarters in Tide Point, were announced in a brief presentation by Christopher Wink, editorial director and cofounder of Technical.ly.
He made a point of barring speeches by the winners.
“We just want to thank them and drink beer with them,” Wink quipped to the crowd on Under Armour’s waterside promenade. “That’s what we’ll do.”
The awards were designed by Fab Lab Baltimore and chosen by over 2.500 online votes.
The full list of winners is below. (You can see the nominees in each category here.)
Technologist of the Year
Shea Frederick, Under Armour and BaltimoreVacants.org
Best Web/Mobile Product of the Year
Haystack, street parking marketplace
Tech Community Leader of the Year
Deb Tillett, ETC
Scientist of the Year
Dr. Lisa A. Cooper, Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Disparities
Design/Dev Firm of the Year
Digital Marketing Firm of the Year
Tech Mission Group of the Year
Digital Harbor Foundation
Artist/Creative Group of the Year
Nancy Proctor for Museums and the Web Conference and Baltimore Museum of Art
Economic Development Group of the Year
Makerspace of the Year
Colocation or Incubator Space of the Year
Best Locally-built Indie Video Game of the Year
Deep Dive! by Pure Bang Games
Tech Business of the Year
Tech Startup of the Year
Alchemy Learning Edtech with Online Lessons