Hailing from Urban Future Lab here in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, the Rookie of the Year award went to Dollaride, a startup founded by the nephew of a dollar van operator, Su Sanni. The company aims to help dollar van drivers and users by digitizing the grassroots transportation network. You can read more about the company in our interview with founder Su Sanni here.
Ofer Cohen, founder of TerraCRG and co-chair of DBP’s board, presented the award and offered advice and luck.
“It’s now been more than ten years since I started TerraCRG, but I still remember the early years, and I wish each of the nominees all the luck in the world. Starting a business from scratch is not easy, and I will be happy to be a resource for these great companies.”
Thus concludes a decade in the Brooklyn tech world that has seen rapacious growth in the borough. We look forward to a new year, and a new decade, of growth, problem-solving, job creation, and community. We thank our sponsors NYU Tandon School of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase for allowing us to continue to develop this world.
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