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Tribeca Announces 2016 Honorees for Disruptive Innovation Awards

Tribeca Announces 2016 Honorees for Disruptive Innovation Awards

For seven years, the Tribeca Film Festival has hosted its Disruptive Innovation Awards to celebrate those who shine a light on problems facing the world. The festival has now announced its honorees for this year today.

Of the news, Craig Hatkoff, TFF co-founder and chief curator for TDIA, said, “This
year’s honorees are a diverse group whose achievements lead by example
uniting communities that are offering new solutions to some of society’s
most challenging issues. We are thrilled to
celebrate Professor Christensen’s original theory and the new frontiers
of innovation theory and application. Disruptors represent a new kind of
billionaire – innovators who have the potential
to help a billion people.”

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The 2016 honorees are as follows: 

Thomas Heatherwick:
Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree
Founder and Design Director, Heatherwick Studio

Richard Leakey:
Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree
Chair, Kenya Wildlife Service and Founder & Chair, Turkana Basin Institute

Nate Parker
Activist, Filmmaker

Scott Harrison
Founder and CEO, Charity Water

Anthony D. Romero
Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Louie Psihoyos

Executive Director, Oceanic Preservation Society and Director, “Racing Extinction” & “The Cove”

Jennifer Jacquet
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies at NYU

Brent Stapelkamp

Conservationist and Photographer

Fabio Zaffagnini

Creator, Rockin’1000

Alan Eustace
Engineer/Stratospheric Explorer

Emily Callahan and Amber Jackson
Co-Founders, Blue Latitudes

Lending Club
The World’s Largest Online Credit Marketplace

Max Kenner
Founder and Executive Director, Bard Prison Initiative

The Suskind Family
Ron, Cornelia, Walter and Owen Suskind

Jenna Arnold and Greg Segal
Co-Founders, ORGANIZE

Adam Foss
Juvenile Justice Reformer

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