IOY 2015: Celebrating invention and innovation

Brian Fried was honored as mentor of the year in the Invention category.

More than 250 winners and well-wishers turned out for our inaugural Innovator of the Year Awards, which celebrated Long Island’s best and brightest ideas and mentorship in software, biotech, clean energy, invention, food and beverage and science and technology.

The winners’ stories are here.

The event, held Wednesday at Crest Hollow Country Club, was sponsored by:

Farrell Fritz

Carter DeLuca Farrell & Schmidt

Hofstra University

The Rauch Foundation

Sahn Ward Coschignano


Nixon Peabody

Accelerate Long Island

Ruskin Moscou Faltischek

The Long Island Business Development Council



Suffolk County IDA

The Parr Organization

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Stony Brook University

The Girl Scouts of Suffolk County