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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

Companies: Haystack / Baltimore Museum of Art / Alchemy / Baltimore Foundery / Groove / Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / OrderUp / Pure Bang Games / SmartLogic / TEDCO / Digital Harbor Foundation / Betamore /

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