VIDEO: TDIA Profiled on HLN


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 […]

Featured Photo: Sputnik at TDIA


    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.

Tribeca Film Festival 2015 Dates Announced


We’re proud to announce that the 6th annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards will be held Friday, April 24th, with more detailed information to follow here on our blog! As you know, the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards recognize individuals, organizations, initiatives and ideas that make a significant contribution to the field of disruptive innovation or other […]

Awards Ceremony Video


Video of the 2014 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards can now be found on YouTube! Enjoy the full ceremony (below) or click here to see the entire playlist of individual honorees’ speeches and segments.

TDIA 2014 — Awards Ceremony


Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards April 25, 2014 – NYU Skirball All images copyright 2014, Philip Montgomery

Rick Rubin, Kanye West and Mark Romanek Team Up for 808 Acceptance Speech Video That Rocks Tribeca


Rick Rubin, Kanye West and Mark Romanek Team Up for 808 Acceptance Speech Video That Rocks Tribeca by Craig Hatkoff, Chief Curator, Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards & Co-Founder, Tribeca Film Festival This trio raised the bar: disrupted the future for all award shows and the usual deadly, boring acceptance speeches.   I was a bit […]

Press Release: The 5th Annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL AND DISRUPTOR FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE HONOREES FOR FIFTH ANNUAL TRIBECA DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION AWARDS *** Award collaboration with Harvard professor Clay Christensen to highlight successful disruptive innovation including non-traditional, identity-based domains such as culture, education, healthcare, philanthropy, politics, religion and social entrepreneurship *** Curator and Chairman of TEDMED Jay Walker and Olympian Dick Fosbury […]



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 […]

2014 Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards


Click here see who is honored in 2013.

Jack Dorsey Debuts Square at the First Annual Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards, 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                                                                  



2014 Book of the Year Evangelii Gaudium (Joy of the Gospel) by Pope Francis (2013) Honorable Mention There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll by Lisa Robinson (2014) Notable Books Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives  by Randi Zuckerberg (2013) Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife (2000) How Music […]