Here are the winners of the 2014 Baltimore Innovation Awards - Baltimore


Sep. 22, 2014 8:03 am

Here are the winners of the 2014 Baltimore Innovation Awards

The winners included Betamore and the controversial parking app Haystack. Over 2,500 total votes were tallied.

SmartLogic President Yair Flicker, Digital Harbor Foundation Executive Director Andrew Coy, Betamore CEO Mike Brenner and Emerging Technology Centers President Deb Tillett.

(Photo courtesy of Yair Flicker)

Full disclosure: The Innovation Awards were part of Baltimore Innovation Week, sponsored and organized by Baltimore. Some of the nominees and winners, including OrderUp, the Emerging Technology Centers and, were partners or sponsors of Baltimore Innovation Week. Additionally, Baltimore has an ongoing partnership with Betamore. The winners were determined by online votes.

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

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

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
The Foundery

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

Tyler Waldman

Tyler Waldman is a contributor for Baltimore. A Towson University graduate and former local editor for, Tyler has also written and photographed for publications including the Baltimore Brew, Howard County Times and Towson Times. He lives in Charles Village.

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