BROOKLYN - A celebration of all things tech was held Saturday at the NYC Big Apps Block Party at Industry City.

NYC Big Apps is a competition that empowers the sharpest minds in tech, design and business. Teams compete to create the next big app in New York City while showcasing and demonstrating their products.

At Saturday's event, more than 100 participants were to be narrowed down to just 20. The top five teams will go head-to-head for a spot in the finals.

The competition will officially close in September.