On Tuesday, June 14th, Manhattan magazine and the Big Apple Entrepreneur Network hosted the inaugural 2016 Big Apple Entrepreneur Awards Ceremony at the Jue Lan Club in Chelsea. Out of a list of nominees, 17 winners were selected and honored for their outstanding work within the startup community, shaping New York as the new Silicon Valley. From Warby Parker to Peloton, from JOOR to Casper, the evening toasted to an array of industries and founders, including Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah of Studio 189. Sponsored by Bridgehampton National Bank and Accouting Management Solutions, the evening began with a cocktail hour, followed with the ceremony where the winners were presented with an award. The evening concluded with winners and guests mixing and mingling into the night.
Photography by Andrew Werner