Around Town: Tech Cocktail’s Holiday Awards Party

DC Tech Community Comes Together for Holiday Cheer

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Vornado/Charles E. Smith President Mitchell Schear and Disruption Corporation Founder Paul Singh at Tech Cocktail's DC Holiday Awards Party on December 16, 2014. (Photo by Virginia Coyne)

Vornado/Charles E. Smith President and Disruption Corporation Founder at Tech Cocktail’s DC Holiday Awards Party on December 16, 2014 (Photo by Virginia Coyne)

Tech Cocktail and Vornado toasted the season with a holiday bash and awards party at Disruption Corporation and Crystal Tech Fund‘s newly expanded space overlooking National Airport Tuesday night.

Tech Cocktail President Frank Gruber and Disruption Corporation VP Brooke Salkoff (photo by Virginia Coyne)

Tech Cocktail CEO and Disruption Corporation VP (photo by Virginia Coyne)

Tech Cocktail CEO Frank Gruber presented the group’s 2014 DC All-Stars Awards. Winners were chosen by peers in the tech community. Disruption Corporation/Crystal Tech Fund Founder Paul Singh was voted Most Charismatic Leader, 1776 won Most Active in the Local Community and Sweetgreen was named Best Community Leader. See the entire list of winners here.

Guests received copies of Gruber’s new book, Startup Mixology, sipped on speciality cocktails and toured Disruption’s sprawling office, which has doubled in size since Singh moved his portfolio of young tech companies into the then-13,000-square-foot space in April.

In the spirit of the season, partygoers brought canned food for AFAC (Arlington Food Assistance Center).  The non-profit has been helping Arlington families in need put nutritious food on their tables for over 25 years.

 

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