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Here are the winners of the 5th annual Baltimore Innovation Awards

The awards were handed out at Mt. Vernon Marketplace amid the festivities of the BIW17 Innovation Celebration.
Game demos and startup founders were among the booths at Mt. Vernon Marketplace Friday night as the BIW17 Innovation Celebration put an exclamation point on the weeklong series of events.

The food hall’s vendors provided oysters, poutine and plenty of drinks for attendees as they got caught up and tried video games like Mister Mart.


Then it was time to hand out some awards.
After an open call for nominations, readers voted to select the winners of the 5th Annual Baltimore Innovation Awards. The awards themselves were created by the Station North makerspace Open Works.
Here are the winners:

  • Indie Video Game of the Year: Pure Bang Games, the Highlandtown studio, for development of Zombie Clicker.
  • Tech Mission Org of the Year: Moms as Entrepreneurs, the academy program for mothers seeking to launch businesses which recently announced expansion through a partnership with Etsy and Open Works.
Jasmine Simms accepts the Tech Community Org of Year award for Moms as Entrepreneurs. (Photo by Zephan Moses Blaxberg)

Jasmine Simms accepts the Tech Community Org of Year award for Moms as Entrepreneurs. (Photo by Zephan Moses Blaxberg)

  • Dev Product of the Year: Osmosis, the learning platform founded out of Johns Hopkins for medical students and professionals that offers personalized learning and video content.
  • Design/Dev Firm of the Year: Mindgrub, the Locust Point–based agency which has brought on recent clients such as Exelon and Royal Farms.

Mike Fried accepts the BIW17 award for Technologist of the Year. (Photo by Zephan Moses Blaxberg)

Mike Fried accepts the BIW17 award for Technologist of the Year. (Photo by Zephan Moses Blaxberg)

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