Announcing the 2019 Golden Kitty Award Winners
Ryan Hoover
By Ryan Hoover
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The 5th Annual Golden Kitty awards brought a record number of makers together online and offline
Our annual Golden Kitty awards celebrate all the great products that makers have launched throughout the year. This year saw the most votes ever.
On January 28th, we also hosted a Global Meetup Day to make this year’s awards even more special. Makers across five continents and 35 countries collaborated to successfully host 73 community meetups IRL. I really enjoyed meeting many of you at the LA meetup yesterday. :)
So without further ado, here are this year's Golden Kitty award winners in each of the 23 product categories, as well as two data-driven (non-voting) awards for Community Member of the Year and Maker of the Year. We tallied the votes across each category discounting inauthentic voting behavior.
🌍 Social Impact Product of the Year: Wren
🥈 2nd Place: ReCrafted by Patagonia
🥉 3rd Place: Google Lookout
🛠 Hardware Product of the Year: MacBook Pro 16“
🥈 2nd Place: iPhone 11 Pro
🥉 3rd Place: Pixel 4
This category is sponsored by Xometry
📱 Mobile App of the Year: GitHub for Mobile
🥈 2nd Place: VOCHI Video Effects
🥉 3rd Place: Bookself
🖋 Design Tool of the Year: Figma Plugins
🥈 2nd Place: Sizzy
🥉 3rd Place: Muzli Search
This category is sponsored by monday.com.
🖥 Dev Tool of the Year: Composer
🥈 2nd Place: Raspberry Pi 4
🥉 3rd Place: Draftbit
This category is sponsored by Dave.
🌈 Diversity and Inclusion Product of the Year: Elpha
🥈 2nd Place: The Violet Society Fellowships
🥉 3rd Place: Women Who Design
This category is sponsored by Public.com.
Crypto Product of the Year: Snowball Money
🥈 2nd Place: Superorder
🥉 3rd Place: Arcane Maps
🙅‍♀️ No Code Product of the Year: Makerpad
🥈 2nd Place: Glide
🥉 3rd Place: Webflow Ecommerce
This category is sponsored by Airtable.
💰 Fintech Product of the Year: Predicto
🥈 2nd Place: Stripe Capital
🥉 3rd Place: Apple Card
👾 AI and Machine Learning Product of the Year: FaceMaze
🥈 2nd Place: This Person Does Not Exist
🥉 3rd Place: 100,000 Faces
🌚 Side Project Product of the Year: Leave Me Alone
🥈 2nd Place: Maker Mind
🥉 3rd Place: Open Doodles
🌴 Remote Work Tool of the Year: Nomad List 5.0
🥈 2nd Place: RemoteHQ
🥉 3rd Place: Basecamp Personal
This category is sponsored by Spoke.
🙀 WTF Product of the Year: Bird News Now
🥈 2nd Place: Buttsss
🥉 3rd Place: Netflix Hangouts
🗣 Audio and Voice Product of the Year: Descript Podcast Studio
🥈 2nd Place: Voiceflow
🥉 3rd Place: Fridai
😎 Augmented Reality Product of the Year: Wanna Kicks
🥈 2nd Place: Artyline
🥉 3rd Place: Facemoji
💪 Health and Fitness App of the Year: Zenia
🥈 2nd Place: Deeply Meditation & Self-care
🥉 3rd Place: Blink
🏠 Smart Home Product of the Year: Lazy
🥈 2nd Place: Rent the Backyard
🥉 3rd Place: Nest Mini
🔐 Privacy-Focused Product of the Year: Brave
🥈 2nd Place: Brosix Instant Messenger
🥉 3rd Place: Jumbo
💋 SexTech Product of the Year: Coral
🥈 2nd Place: A Sex Journal for Couples
🥉 3rd Place: Dipsea
📦 D2C Product of the Year: Haus
🥈 2nd Place: Liquid Death Mountain Water
🥉 3rd Place: Horti
😸 PetTech Product of the Year: Whistle GO
🥈 2nd Place: Wicked Ball
🥉 3rd Place: Foods Cats Can Eat
🌟 Product of the Year: AirPods Pro
🥈 2nd Place: Clockwise
🥉 3rd Place: Disney+
💀 Product Memoriam Winner: Inbox by Google
🥈 2nd Place: Wunderlist
🥉 3rd Place: MoviePass
💻 Maker of the Year 2019: Marie Prokopets
Marie is the co-founder of FYI and Product Habits and has had a varied career that includes launching multiple products like The Remote Work Report, Freelancer Resources List and Tradeoffs, working on multi-billion dollar M&A deals and winning awards for her comedy writing.
Honorable Mentions:
Sandoche
Hiten Shah
Naomi Assaraf
Konstantin Zhabinskiy
🤗 Community Member of the Year 2019: Kunal Bhatia
Kunal is the co-founder of SlidesUp and a value-adding community member across the board. He’s submitted 47 products to the community, and throughout the year made time to support makers through maker goals, online discussions and international meetups.
Honorable Mentions:
Zoe Chew
Fajar Siddiq
Lachlan Kirkwood
Lisa Dziuba
Thanks to everyone for participating in the awards and to all the incredible makers and community members that launched and supported products in 2019.
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Proud to be one of the makers at Snowball Money! Well done to other winners and shortlisted projects!
Very list list of winners! Always good to review and integrate with some of the best!
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