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What a year.
The year 2016 in #dctech has seen big funding rounds, new offices and startup growth. It’s seen endings and beginnings and pivots and more. But before we bid 2016 a fond farewell, we’re going to celebrate. And that means the first annual D.C. Innovation Awards!
You’ve made your nominations and now we’ve got a list of finalists across 10 categories from which you, dear member of the #dctech community, get to choose the winners.
Here’s who’s in the running.
Entrepreneur of the Year
- Kate Glantz, Heartful.ly
- Dan Berger, Social Tables
- Somil and Saureen Desai, ShipLync
- Ximena Hartsock, Phone2Action
- Curtis Harris, Cool With It
Tech Startup of the Year
Technologist of the Year
- Kate Rabinowitz, Code for DC and DataLensDC
- Yuriko Horvath, 1776
- Jessica Bell
- Aliya Rahman, freelance
- Brendan Sudol, 18F
Sciences Group of the Year
- QxBranch (John Kelly)
- Data Society
Tech Mission Org of the Year
Colocation Community of the Year
Artist/Creative Group of the Year
Best Web/Mobile Product of the Year
Maker Space of the Year
Who deserves to win best of the best for 2016? Cast your ballot and let us know! And then mark your calendars for Dec. 14 — we’ll be celebrating all the finalists and winners with a party at WeWork K Street (1875 K St. NW) from 7 to 9 p.m.
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