Announcing the launch of Downtown Brooklyn Partnership’s Make it in Brooklyn Innovation Awards
DBP is excited to celebrate the best of NYC’s innovators and startups with our first ever Make It in Brooklyn Innovation Awards.
November 19, 2018
Nominees have been selected from the Make It in Brooklyn tech community and include startups who have applied to pitch at our pitch contests, those who have participated in our events, startups we have featured in our newsletter, and companies who have participated in Downtown Brooklyn Partnership’s Living Lab program, throughout the year.
The winning companies will each receive a cash prize of $1,000.
Voting has been put to the public to decide the winners of the three prize categories: the MaryAnne Gilmartin Innovation Award (to be awarded to a female-founded company); Smart City Startup of the Year; and Innovator of the Year.
Downtown Brooklyn Partnership invites you to vote for the best startups to win. Polls will close on Tuesday, December 4th at 11:59pm EST, and we will be presenting the awards to the winning companies at a special ceremony in early December.
The 2018 nominees:
Maryann Gilmartin Innovation Award
Benefit Kitchen - a startup helping inform consumers so they receive the benefits they’ve earned
Killer Snails - creates educational science games to inspire a love of learning in all players.
Lexody - Learn any language with a native speaker, and help them learn yours!
Numina - makes cities more responsive by empowering them with the most comprehensive and dynamic view of multimodal traffic available yet.
Soundmind - a startup empowering seniors and improving caregiving through conversational Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) applications.
Smart City Startup of the Year
Hylas - a company started on the premise of creating the world’s first and best in-class biodigester.
LiveXYZ - the first live map featuring places and events happening in real time.
Numina - aims to make cities more responsive by empowering them with a comprehensive and dynamic view of multimodal traffic
PowerMarket - connects you to local renewable energy sources while saving you money and the environment.
Revel - an all-electric moped rideshare built to make getting around fast, affordable and way more fun.
Innovator of the Year
Grow Computer - a hardware platform to help indoor and hydroponics growers better monitor and program their grows.
hicommerce - a startup with a platform to enable online shopping of local boutiques + stores.
Jaywalk - Mobile App that rewards users for walking by giving discounts at local merchants.
NexLoop - a startup whose chief product, called AquaWeb, captures, stores, and distributes water into local food production.
Smallhold - an agtech startup enabling users to grow local produce in commercial kitchens, basements, or backyards.