Honorees

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The Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards have been recognizing Honorees annually since inception in 2010 by Craig Hatkoff along with disruptive innovation founding father Clayton Christensen. Each year we recognize leading innovators not only in the technology and industrial sectors but also in the non-traditional areas that are desperately in need of innovation to help solve intractable problems. Honorees span a wide array of areas include the arts, education, storytelling, healthcare, de-polarization, economics, civic engagement, religion and spirituality as well as moral and ethical development. Our selection of honorees is diverse; what all have in common is that they are creating new business models and disrupting the status quo.

Below is our collection of Honorees organized by year– over 100 accomplished and promising innovators, applying trans-disciplinary approaches in their work and daily lives to further the study and application of disruptive innovation. For Honoree news in real time, be sure to follow our blasts on Twitter: @TFFDisruptive

The 2016 Honorees include:

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DR. RICHARD LEAKEY – Lifetime Achievement Awards

THOMAS HEATHERWICK– Lifetime Achievement Award

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NATE PARKER – Theodore Parker Prize

JENNIFER JACQUET – Adam Smith Prize

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HAMDI ULUKAYA – Christensen Prize

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ALEC ROSS – Book Of The Year Award: “The Industries of the Future”

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LOUIE PSIHOYOS– Executive Director, Oceanic Preservation Society and Director, “The Cove,” “Racing Extinction”

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ANTHONY D. ROMERO – Executive Director, ACLU

THE SUSKIND FAMILY – Ron, Cornelia, Walter and Owen Suskind

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LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA – Composer, Lyricist, Actor

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SCOTT HARRISON – Founder and CEO, charity: water

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LENDING CLUB – Renaud Laplanche

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ORGANIZE– Jenna Arnold and Greg Segal

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ALAN EUSTACE – Engineer/Stratospheric Explorer

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BLUE LATITUDES – Emily Callahan and Amber Jackson

BRENT STAPELKAMP – Conservationist and Photographer

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ROCKIN 1000 – Fabio Zaffagnini

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HILDE KATE AND ISABEL ROSE LYSIAK – Orange Street News

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ADAM FOSS – Juvenile Justice Reformer

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MAX KENNER – Bard Prison Initiative (BPI)

The 2015 Honorees include:

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PETER GRESTE – Lifetime Achievement Award

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BRAD KATSUYAMA – Adam Smith Prize, IEX Trading

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JENNIFER HYMAN – Christensen Prize, Rent The Runway

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MARY CHILDS – Melville Prize, Bloomberg reportage

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DARREN WALKER – Theodore Parker Prize, The Ford Foundation

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NICOLE TICEA – Marie Curie Prize, HIV detection test

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MATTHEW PUTMAN – Galileo Prize, Nanotronics Imaging

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JAKE BURTON – Burton Snowboards

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AIRBNB – Brian Chesky

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SHANE SMITH – VICE Media

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RESHMA SAUJANI – Girls Who Code

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TAMPON RUN – Sophie Houser, Andrea Gonzales

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BILL SIMMONS – Grantland

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JASON SILVA – “Brain Games”

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DR. BILL MAGEE – Operation Smile

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SUMMIT SERIES – Brett Leve, Jeff Rosenthal

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ALYSE NELSON – Vital Voices

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TRIP ADLER – Scribd

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BOSTON BLADES – Womens Hockey Champions

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GUNDERSEN HEALTH – Dr. Bud Hammes, Linda Briggs

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FORMULA E – Alejandro Agag, Francesco Costa

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AYAH BDEIR – littleBits

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ALEC MOMONT – Drones For Good

The 2014 Honorees include:

JAY WALKER – Lifetime Achievement Award, LabTV

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DICK FOSBURY – Lifetime Achievement Award, “Fosbury Flop”

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YANCEY STRICKLER – Christensen Prize

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DOMINIQUE ANSEL – Cronut, Product of the Year

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DROR GINZBERG – Wochit, Gutenberg Prize

YAEL COHEN – Fuck Cancer, Henry IV Prize

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KEVIN KELLEY – Pulaski Academy High School Football, Pareto Prize

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MARY FISHER – 100 Good Deeds

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ROYA MAHBOOB – Afghan Citadel Software Company

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DAVID HOFFMAN – “The Sputnik Moment”

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ADAM BRAUN – Pencils of Promise

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DEBBIE STERLING – GoldieBlox

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KANYE WEST AND RICK RUBIN – Roland TR 808 Drum

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DR. FRANCIS COLLINS – National Institutes of Health

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JON ORINGER – Shutterstock

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SHIZA SHAHID – The Malala Fund

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JC CURLEIGH – Levis

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LINDON LEADER – Designer of the FedEx logo

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AMANDA PALMER – Musician

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WARBY PARKER AND VISIONSPRING – Neil Blumenthal and Jordan Kassalow

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JEFF AVALLON – Ideapaint

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MEL MING – Sesame Workshop

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DR. REGINA DUGAN – Google ATAP

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RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY – Torsten Schmidt and Many Ameri

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CONSTITUTE PROJECT – Yasmin Green, Google Ideas

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ASHER WEINTRAUB – Menurkey

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CITY OF PITTSBURGH – Gregg Behr and Cathy Lewis Long

The 2013 Honorees include:

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TWYLA THARP – Lifetime Achievement Award

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CITY OF MANCHESTER – Sir Howard Bernstein, Manchester Prize for Urban Innovation

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FORBES MEDIA – Schumpeter Prize

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HAMDI ULUKAYA – Chobani

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DONALD KATZ – Audible

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THINX / NAVEN – Miki and Radha Agrawal, Kym and Alexis McClay

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JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS – Define American

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DEBORAH KENNY – Harlem Village Academies

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GARRETT CAMP – Founder, Uber and StumbleUpon

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GLENN BECK – The Blaze

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PSY – Musician

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ELISE ANDREW – I Fucking Love Science

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AFRON – Ken Goldberg, Ayorkor Korsah

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RUS YUSUPOV – Vine

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KENZO DIGITAL – Director, Artist

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BEN KAUFMAN – Quirky

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GE FOCUS FORWARD – Beth Comstock, Morgan Spurlock

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JACK ANDRAKA – Inventor, Scientist, Cancer Researcher

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PETER SHAPIRO – Brooklyn Bowl

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NORMA KAMALI – Designer, Wellness Advocate

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TROY CARTER – Atom Factory

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AARON PECKHAM – Urban Dictionary

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JOHN MAEDA – STEM to STEAM Initiative

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NICOLAS BERGGRUEN – Berggruen Holdings

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THE HENRY JACKSON INITIATIVE – Fleur Izadpanah, Dr. Alan Mendoza

The 2012 Honorees include:

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JACK DORSEY – Lifetime Achievement Award, Twitter and Square

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JOHN WOOD – Lifetime Achievement Award, Room To Read

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KICKSTARTER – Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler

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LASERPHACO – Dr. Patricia Bath

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ED BURNS – Writer, Director, Actor

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JUSTIN BIEBER AND SCOOTER BRAUN – Music and Management Duo

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ALEC ROSS – U.S. Department of State, Senior Advisor for Innovation

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TIFFANY SHLAIN – Filmmaker, Founder of The Webby Awards

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BRE PETTIS – Makerbot Industries

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MITx and OPENCOURSEWARE – Rafael Reif, Eric Grimson

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JASON KOTTKE – Designer and Blogger

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RICK RUBIN – Def Jam Records

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THOMAS SUAREZ – CarrotCorp

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LUIS MEJIA – Stanford Office of Technology Licensing

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RACHAEL CHONG – Catchafire

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DR. STEVEN CURLEY – Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation

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PETER THUM – Fonderie47

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DARPA CHEETAH – Dr. Gill Pratt, Dr. Marc Raibert

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DARPA HUMMINGBIRD – Dr. Gill Pratt, Matt Keennon

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JAMES STEYER – Common Sense Media

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STREET BUMP APP – Nigel Jacob and Chris Osgood

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MARCI HARRIS – POPVOX

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WINTERSGEL – Kevin Carroll and Dan Strzempka, Hanger

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NIMBLETV – Anand Subramanian

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JOURDAN URBACH – Concerts For A Cure

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PLAYING FOR CHANGE – Mark Johnson and Whitney Kroenke

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SEED – Don Siegel, SUNY University of Albany

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JACQUELINE NOVOGRATZ – Acumen Fund

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PIKASSO GUITAR – Pat Metheny and Linda Manzer

The 2011 Honorees include:

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JIMMY WALES – Lifetime Achievement Award, Wikipedia

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DARPA – Dr. Ken Gabriel, Special Recognition Award, Wikipedia

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KATHARINA HAYES – Maslows Silver Hammer Award, 3D Systems

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XTRANORMAL – Video of the Year – Graham Sharp, Sylvio Drouin, Bruno Langlais

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KEITH RICHARD AND JANE ROSE – “Open G” chord tuning

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GOOGLE DIGITAL DISRUPTION – Jared Cohen, Eric Schmidt

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PETER GELB – Metropolitan Opera, MET Live in HD

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REP. EDWARD MARKEY – BP Spillcam

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TEDx – Chris Andersen, Lara Stein

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PAUL ROMER – Charter Cities

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YOUTUBE PLAY – Nancy Spector, Guggenheim Museum

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WARDEN BYRON GARCIA – Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Philippines

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ESPRESSO BOOK MACHINE – Jason Epstein and Dane Neller

The 2010 Honorees include:

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CLAYTON CHRISTENSEN – Lifetime Achievement Award, Disruptive Innovation Theory

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JARED COHEN AND JACK DORSEY – Twitter Revolution

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ALFRED TAUBMAN – Threshold Resistance Theory

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ERIC STEVEN RAYMOND – “The Cathedral and the Bazaar”

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MICHIKO KAKUTANI – “Text Without Context,” New York Times

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GREGG BREINBERG – P.S. 22 Chorus

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ASHTON KUTCHER – Twitter and social media movement

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CLIFFORD ROSS – R1 Camera

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