Nearly 200 of Brooklyn’s leading technologists, inventors, coders and entrepreneurs descended upon WeWork Dumbo Thursday night for the inaugural Brooklyn Innovation Awards.
One of the themes of the night was community: what it means, what its scale is and what its benefits can be. At Technical.ly we’re trying to help build and strengthen the Brooklyn tech community by connecting people with similar interests from across the borough.
The awards last night were fun, but on another level, simply being in a big room with so many people thinking critically about solving problems and creating solutions was the real thrill. We can only imagine years down the line what will have come from the people gathered in that room last night.
We’re excited about the current state and the future of the Brooklyn tech community. Below you’ll find the winner in each category and a story we’ve written about them in the past year.
Incubator of the Year: Made in NY Media Center by IFP
OH SNAP! @NYMediaCenter WINS BROOKLYN INCUBATOR OF THE YEAR! #crushingit #BKIA16 pic.twitter.com/N7ogoPHoSh
— StrategyHack (@StratHackers) January 29, 2016
Maker Space of the Year: Genspace
Winner of best makerspace 2015 at @TechnicallyBK is @genspacenyc !! "Come engineer your own organism" pic.twitter.com/9ZnI6cBQmT
— Kathryn Dickerson (@scalelocal) January 29, 2016
Technologist of the Year: Catt Small
Best Locally-built Indie Video Game of the Year: Brooklyn 1776
We just won the Brooklyn Innovation Award for video game of the year! So proud. https://t.co/LV1T0i168h pic.twitter.com/n5oFHCsIjA
— Mark Hurst (@markhurst) January 29, 2016
Tech Mission Org of the Year: Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn Tech Awards by @TechnicallyBK! Favorite moment was Brooklyn Public Library's win for community connection pic.twitter.com/2jSbSkhIzK
— Emily M. D. Scott (@Broken_Bread) January 29, 2016
Best Web/Mobile Product of the Year: Push for Pizza
Just learned about @PushForPizza and I'm feeling it, slash the dudes outfit at the @TechnicallyBK awards tnite was #onfleek #pushforpizza
— Sydney Campos (@sydcampos415) January 29, 2016
Artist/Creative Group of the Year: Brooklyn On Demand
We won! Thanks to @TechnicallyBK and to everyone who voted. #BrooklynInnovationAwards pic.twitter.com/n21k6IZQ5Y
— The Art of Brooklyn (@TheArtOfBklyn) January 29, 2016
Coworking Space of the Year: DUMBO Startup Lab
Congrats @john_cogs @DumboStartupLab https://t.co/dgez2Nx8Kf
— Laurie Coghlan (@Laurie_Coghlan) January 29, 2016
Tech Community Leader of the Year: Allison Esposito
Congratulations @allisonveronica & #nyctechladies!
— Lacey Ray Althouse (@LaceyAlthouse) January 29, 2016
Creative Agency of the Year: Huge
Creative agency. @hugeinc Congrats winning!!! #tech. #creative awesome !
— CoLab-Factory (@CoLabFactory) January 29, 2016
Science Firm of the Year: HabitatMap
#AirCasting #AirBeam nominated for a @TechnicallyBK Innovation Award. Join for the awards, stay for the party! https://t.co/conDbApuVH
— HabitatMap (@HabitatMap) January 13, 2016
Tech Startup of the Year: Voodoo Manufacturing
Tech Business of the Year: Kickstarter
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