Here is what happened at Demo Day.

VR AXS Map takes home the Audience Choice Award!

Thank you to everybody who joined us at our fifth Demo Day! To see a full list of pitching teams, click here.

Our audience of industry, press, brands and founders were joined by our fantastic panel, Fran Hauser, Partner at Rothenberg Ventures, Matthew Hooper, VP – Open Innovation at Barclays and Head of Rise NY, and Jason Abbruzzese, Business Reporter at Mashable. Thank you to our opening speakers, Julie Menin, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, Maria Torres-Springer, President and CEO of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and Minerva Tantoco, Chief Technology Officer of the City of New York. All came together to celebrate the exciting Media + Tech landscape of New York City here at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP.

Congratulations to VR AXS Map for winning the Audience Choice Award! Released as a collaboration between Media Center members and fellows, AXS Map and Evolving Technologies Corporation, VR AXS Map is a virtual reality platform to find, rate and share accessible spaces. Now you can immerse yourself in a space or venue to determine its accessibility.

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In the photo: Jason DaSilva, Loren Abdulezer (VR AXS Map) and Joana Vicente (Executive Director, Made in NY Media Center by IFP).

Thanks again to everybody who joined us, and to our sponsors Verizon, our supporting partners, Hearst and Vimeo, and our founding partners The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

For more information on these companies and Media Center membership, please contact Michelle Carollo, our Community Engagement Manager, at