INNOVATOR AWARDS

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Recognizing & Supporting The Next Generation of Leading Minds in Technology, Film, and Design

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2015DesignWinner

Jenny Sabin

Jenny Sabin, is principal of Jenny Sabin Studio, an experimental architectural design studio, and director of the Sabin Design Lab at Cornell AAP, a hybrid research and design unit with specialization in computational design, data visualization, and digital fabrication. Jenny's work is at the forefront of a new direction for 21st-century architectural practice — one that investigates the intersections of architecture and science, and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures. Sabin holds degrees in ceramics and interdisciplinary visual art from the University of Washington and a master of architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was awarded the AIA Henry Adams first prize medal and the Arthur Spayd Brooke gold medal for distinguished work in architectural design. She was recently awarded the prestigious Architectural League Prize for Young Architects by the Architectural League of New York.

2015DesignFinalists

Daren Bascome

Daren Bascome, is the Managing Director of Proverb, a Boston-based branding agency focused on helping innovative clients achieve market strength through sound strategy and human-centered design. His work has been recognized by AIGA, Graphis, and the Ad Club, and has appeared in Fast Company, Fortune, and The Boston Globe, among others.

Tim Fleschner

Tim Fleschner, is a Co-Founder and Marketing Director at Eone. Eone developed The Bradley – an innovative and stylish wristwatch you can touch and see to check time. The Bradley is a 2015 winner of the highly coveted Red Dot Product Design award, a Notable Consumer Product of the 2015 Core77 Design Awards, a 2015 IAUD Silver Award Winner, and a 2016 Winner of The German Design Award.

Wendy W Fok
  

Wendy W Fok, trained as an architect, is the Creative Director and Founder of WE-DESIGNS, LLC (architecture/creative Strategy) and Resilient Modular Systems, PBC (socially missioned venture). She is the winner of the Art Director's Club of New York Young Guns 11, Young CAADRIA Award, and Digital Kluge Fellowship awarded by the Library of Congress. She has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Wallpaper*, Mark, Interior Design, amongst other publications.

Matthew Jensen

Matthew Jensen, is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist whose work combines walking, history, photography and collecting. His practice brings special attention to the experience of landscape, particularly public space. Jensen has exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brandywine Museum of Art, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wave Hill, and Third Streaming Gallery among others.

Julie Sygiel

Julie Sygiel, is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Dear Kate, a startup that makes high performance underwear and activewear. Dear Kate's mission is to give women the confidence to do anything by equipping them with apparel that’s up for the challenge. Dear Kate has been featured in over 150 publications including The New Yorker, CNBC, and Fast Company.

2015TechnologyWinner

Jessica Richman

Jessica Richman is the Co-Founder and CEO of uBiome, a startup that uses big data and citizen science to understand the human microbiome. The company has demonstrated innovation not only in the field of microbiomes, but in robotics, DNA sequencing, diagnoistcs, and big data. Jessica'sextraordinary work will play a large role in encouraging the average citizen to take control over their own health, and participate in citizen science. She has been featured in Wired, MIT Technology Review, Scientific American, NPR, FoxNews, ABC News, and dozens of other media outlets.

2015TechnologyFinalists

Shradha Agarwal

Shradha Agarwal is the Co-Founder and President of Context Media, a health information services company that delivers lifestyle education to patients to improve health outcomes. Shradha’s work has been featured by Forbes, Fortune, Inc, Chicago Tribune, Crain's Business, HuffPo, WaPo, and OZY.

Amar Bakshi

Amar Bakshi is the Founder of Shared Studios, which creates standardized, affordable, and globally networked spaces that connect people around the world. Amar's career includes working at the Washington Post, as a Special Assistant to U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice, and at CNN.com.

Moawia Eldeeb
  

Moawia Eldeeb is the Co-Founder and CEO of SmartSpot, the world’s first Smart Mirror for gyms which recognizes the exercise being performed, gives live guidance on form, and monitors heart rate. After realizing how many people needed personal training, Moawia decided to create a world-class training service that anyone can afford.

Timothy Hwang

Timothy Hwang is the Founder and CEO of FiscalNote, a data analytics firm which uses artificial intelligence and big data to deliver immediate predictive analytics of governmental action to pinpoint impact. Timothy is an entrepreneur, author, and pilot working to make the world a little better by helping individuals unlock their true potential.

Arshya Vahabzadeh

Dr. Arshya Vahabzadeh is the Director of Digital Health for BrainPower, a neuro-technology company that has created the first wearable smart glass system for children with autism. Arshya is also the Innovation Officer at the Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy, and Chairman of the Council on Communications of the American Psychiatric Association.

2015FilmWinner

Emily Best
  

Emily Best is the Founder & CEO of Seed&Spark, a one-stop shop where filmmakers can crowdfund, distribute, and interact with their audience and the broader independent film community. Emily was named one of the 2013 Indiewire Influencers, 2014 New York Women of Influence, 2015Upstart 100. She has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in crowdfunding for film, and contributed to over 300 campaigns to date.

2015FilmFinalists

Sean Carey

Sean Carey is an award-winning film producer,entrepreneur and digital media executive. Since beginning his career at the Creative Artists Agency, Sean has helped launch six digital media startup companies focused on talent-driven original video and online social editorial community platforms including FunnyOrDie, Weplay.com, Cambio and AOL Originals.

Elizabeth Dell

Elizabeth Dell is half of the sister-team of Two Camels Films. Elizabeth produced B-GIRL, a narrative hip-hop dance feature which is featured on Showtime, Encore and Starz networks. She is currently producing several Mandarin-language and Chinese-based action films.

Scott Glosserman
  

Scott Glosserman founded Gathr in August of 2011 after producing and directing his latest feature, The Truth Below, for MTV Films. Scott co-wrote, produced and directed the cult horror favorite, Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon, and co-directed Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia.

Luke Kelly-Clyne

Luke Kelly-Clyne is a Writer/Director, and Head of NativeVideo at CollegeHumor/Electus. He's also a contributing writer to Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live.

Don Napoleon

Don Napoleon is an Emmy award & NATOA award winning video producer and photographer, whose client portfolio includes the NFL's Players Association, NBC & BBC News, Dream Works Films, and the United States Congress. Don's non-profit, eXposure, offers students a chance to visit and meet media professionals.