We asked you to nominate the most impactful, innovative and worthy startups, tech companies and tech professionals for 2017’s Delaware Innovation Awards, and you stepped up, submitting dozens of nominations in seven categories. Narrowing it down was a task, but the nominations are solid.
Remember, once someone wins a category (here are the 2016 winners), they can’t win it again — in case you’re wondering why 2015 winner Tariq Hook wasn’t nominated for Technologist of the Year or Carvertise for Startup of the Year. (Sorry, guys. Rules are rules.)
The awards will be presented during Delaware Innovation Week, at the week’s closing bash — the DIW17 Innovation Celebration, Thursday, Nov. 9 from 6–9 p.m.
And the nominees are:
Tech Mission Org of the Year
- Open Data Delaware
- Zip Code Wilmington
- Wilmington Green Box
- Technology Forum of Delaware
- Tech Impact / ITWorks
Dev Product of the Year
Design/Dev Firm of the Year
Technologist of the Year
- Erin Perry, JPMorgan Chase
- Mike Palita, WhyFly
- Travis Rothstein, ConnecTheDot
- Joe DiGiovanni, Tapp Network
- David Ginzberg, Open Data Delaware
CTO of the Year
- Mark Thompson, WhyFly
- John McKenney, ContributeCloud
- Pooja Hegde, Chatham Financial
- Randy Neil, Squatch
- Frank Lee, The Archer Group
Tech Startup of the Year
(fewer than 50 employees and under 3 years old)
Growth Tech Company of the Year
The deadline to vote is Friday, Oct. 27.
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