The Awards 

The Awards honor people and companies making a big difference within our tech communities.  Every year our team of journalists produces 3,000 articles covering our technologists, entrepreneurs and the communities they create.
 Now it's time to honor their work together.    

featuring the inaugural RealLIST Engineers

Learn more below

Invention of the Year

Impact Leader of the Year

CTO of the Year

The 2019 Awards

Startup of the Year

Growth Company of the Year

Corporate Innovation of the Year

Culture Builder of the Year

Who are they?

The RealLIST Engineers are among the most influential software developers, architects, and technologists impacting their companies and communities. This is a list of the doers — those who commit code, solve problems and build solutions. We’re looking for some who are established and others who are below the radar.

Who can nominate?

Anyone can nominate. Yes, you can self nominate too! Nominations are now closed.

Who judges the nominations?

A panel of tech leaders in our communities. 

For us, “real” means serious, committed, influential. When we curate our community informed by years of reporting, we call the resulting reporting a RealLIST. In fall 2019, will introduce its inaugural ReaLIST Engineers, a list of influential software developers and technologists building in our markets. These lists will be published in each market before the awards ceremonies. 

When will the honorees be announced? will publish the ReaLIST for Baltimore in early October, DC and Philadelphia in late October, and Delaware in November.

How can you celebrate the honorees? will be honoring those who made the RealList at the awards ceremony in each market. Bring family, friends and peers to the awards ceremony. 

Who are the RealLIST Engineers?

Reserve your place for the event of the year.

Upcoming Awards


1100 Wicomico St.

October 9


Guru Technologies | 121 S. Broad St. 11th Fl.  

Dec. 12

Washington D.C.

Mindspace DC | 1301 K St., NW.

Dec. 18

Our amazing sponsors and partners


The team can't wait to celebrate with you!