The Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards celebrate disruptive innovation across the full spectrum of traditional and non-traditional domains ranging from technology, biomed, politics, education, healthcare, spirituality, religion, economics, sports, fashion and philanthropy. The awards focus on breakthroughs occurring at the intersection of technology and culture where frequent clashes and resistance to change impede social progress and solutions for some of the world’s most vexing problems. TDIA serves as a living laboratory for advances in disruptive innovation theory and brings together the world’s most fascinating disruptors whose stories will inspire anyone with an interest in the process of innovation.


Held at NYU's John Paulson Auditorium, TDIA 2013 celebrated innovators who have used technology to scale global connectivity to radical degrees.

Honorees include Glenn Beck, Jack Andraka, Morgan Spurlock, Twyla Tharp and internet pop sensation Psy.