Gallery: Fellows Luncheon 2015

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Copyright © 2015, Meredith Cohen

Gallery: Awards 2015

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Copyright © 2015, Andrew Federman


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By Craig Hatkoff Two years ago at the Awards, Clay Christensen issued a call to action for everyone in attendance; Clay in his remarks exhorted that “we desperately need to disrupt religion, parenting and terrorism!” We took Clay’s call to action quite seriously particularly with regard to religion. Last year Pope Francis received our Adam… [See Full Post]

When You Give David Lynch A Hammer…

Video from TDIA 2015

Last Friday at the sixth annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, we honored filmmaker David Lynch for his work with the David Lynch Foundation, which has become a powerful force introducing Transcendental Meditation as a healing and stress-reducing program to hundreds of thousands of children and adults. We welcomed TM educator of 40 years and the Foundation’s Executive… [See Full Post]

Press Release: 6th Annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards


TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL AND DISRUPTOR FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE HONOREES FOR SIXTH ANNUAL DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION AWARDS *** Award collaboration with Harvard professor Clay Christensen to recognize leading disruptors of consequence including Airbnb, VICE Media, Rent The Runway, Girls Who Code, journalist Peter Greste, Ford Foundation’s Darren Walker, Formula E Racing and more *** Walter Isaacson’s “The Innovators”… [See Full Post]

VIDEO: TDIA Profiled on HLN

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During the week leading up to this year’s Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, HLN introduced the world to four of the newest key players in disruptive innovation (above) on national television. Watch their reel featuring four of our honorees — Kevin Kelley (“The coach who never punts”), Debbie Sterling (“GoldieBlox”), Yael Cohen (“Fuck Cancer”) and Adam… [See Full Post]

Featured Photo: Sputnik at TDIA

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    We were honored and privileged to be able to have the original Sputnik satellite, straight from the library of Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Jay Walker, suspended over our stage and on display at the 2014 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards.

2014 Video: Kanye West & Rick Rubin


by Craig Hatkoff, Chief Curator Rick Rubin, Kanye West and Mark Romanek teamed up for a Roland-808 acceptance speech video that rocks Tribeca! This trio raised the bar: disrupted the future for all award shows and the usual deadly, boring acceptance speeches.   I was a bit disappointed when I learned Rick Rubin and Kanye West would… [See Full Post]



The Disruptor Foundation Fellows are a self-defining, self-organizing community of accomplished and promising innovators, applying transdisciplinary approaches in their work and daily lives to further the study and application of disruptive innovation. There are no requirements and no obligations other than to be part of an interesting community of creative “solutionaries” across domains. Mission is… [See Full Post]

TDIA 2010: Jack Dorsey Square Demo


Jack Dorsey debuts an early version of Square at the first annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards in 2010. Tribeca Film Center April 29, 2010

Disruptive Honorees, Panelists and Guests Converge at the Fourth Annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards


Photos by Andrew Federman                                                                  



2015 Book of the Year The Innovators: How A Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson (2014) Honorable Mention Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding Da Vinci’s Creative Genius by Leonard Shlain (2014) Notable Books Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt by Michael Lewis (2015) Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading… [See Full Post]