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
— StrategyHack (@StratHackers) January 29, 2016
Maker Space of the Year: Genspace
— Kathryn Dickerson (@scalelocal) January 29, 2016
Technologist of the Year: Catt Small
Best Locally-built Indie Video Game of the Year: Brooklyn 1776
— Mark Hurst (@markhurst) January 29, 2016
Tech Mission Org of the Year: Brooklyn Public Library
— Emily M. D. Scott (@Broken_Bread) January 29, 2016
Best Web/Mobile Product of the Year: Push for Pizza
— Sydney Campos (@sydcampos415) January 29, 2016
Artist/Creative Group of the Year: Brooklyn On Demand
— The Art of Brooklyn (@TheArtOfBklyn) January 29, 2016
Coworking Space of the Year: DUMBO Startup Lab
— Laurie Coghlan (@Laurie_Coghlan) January 29, 2016
Tech Community Leader of the Year: Allison Esposito
— Lacey Ray Althouse (@LaceyAlthouse) January 29, 2016
Creative Agency of the Year: Huge
— CoLab-Factory (@CoLabFactory) January 29, 2016
Science Firm of the Year: HabitatMap
— HabitatMap (@HabitatMap) January 13, 2016
Tech Startup of the Year: Voodoo Manufacturing
Tech Business of the Year: Kickstarter-30-