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It’s been a big year of comings and goings, new projects launched and challenges accepted.
Before it ends, we’ll gather to celebrate at the 2017 Technical.ly DC Awards. But first, let’s decide who gets the recognition.
You nominated the best, and now we’ve got the full list of finalists. It’s time once again for you, the #dctech community, to choose the winners. Voting runs through Nov. 28.
The 2017 Technical.ly DC Awards are set for Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. It takes place at General Assembly (1133 15th St. NW), where we’ll have tweet-length speeches and plenty of community connections.
Here are the nominees:
Entrepreneur of 2017
- Ximena Hartsock, Phone2Action
- Shelly Bell, Black Girl Vision/”Boss Up” Competition
- Aaron Saunders, Inclusive Innovation Incubator/Clearly Innovative
- Janice Omadeke, The Mentor Method
- Stacie Whisonant, PYT Funds
Technologist of the Year
- Anita Hall, Developer, The Washington Post
- Marie Whittaker, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
- Taylor Poindexter, Cofounder, Black Code Collective
- Scott Rothrock, Chief Technology Officer, Xometry
- Zuri Hunter, Software Developer, DigitalGlobe
Best Web/Mobile Product of the Year
Design/Dev Firm of the Year
Tech Mission Org of the Year
Best New Collaborative Workspace
- Georgetown Maker Hub
- PeaceTech Accelerator
- Makerspace in The Overlook at Oxon Run
- Halcyon Incubator
- The Hatchery
Tech Startup of the Year
- UrbanStems, the D.C.-based flower delivery company that raised a $6 million Series A and partnered with 2Chainz.
- Quorum Analytics, the political data platform that released a CRM for public affairs teams.
- Hatch, the D.C. startup empowering companies to launch apps that meet their needs.
- TransitScreen, the public transportation display company which partnered with Panasonic and moved to a new office.
- Verodin, the Reston, Va., firm that helps companies assess whether their cybersecurity programs are working.
Growth Tech Company of the Year
- FiscalNote, the government relationship management company that committed to a new D.C. office and made its first acquisition.
- Research Innovations, Inc., the Alexandria, Va., firm that recently won a $248M contract from the U.S. Army.
- MPower Financing, the Dupont Circle student loan company that launched a $100M debt round and is expanding nationwide.
- Nava, the public benefit corporation that emerged after fixing HealthCare.gov.
- Framebridge, the custom framing startup that raised a $16.7 million Series B.