There’s more than one chance to celebrate technologists and tech companies in Philly this fall: The Timmy Awards are making their return to the Science History Institute on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
The Tech in Motion-created annual awards recognize the best places for local tech professionals to work, as well as the people leading them.
What to expect
- Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
- Announcement of winners for each category
- Tuesday, Oct. 15
- 6 to 9 p.m.
- Science History Museum (315 Chestnut St.)
Best Tech Startup
This award recognizes a local startup with an entrepreneurial spirit that employs forward-thinking leaders, possesses a great work environment, and produces an innovative product that aims to disrupt the market.
“Through the Timmy Awards, we’re thrilled to recognize Philadelphia startups cultivating innovation not just through their product or service, but in their everyday work environment and culture,” wrote Mandy Walker, director of marketing at Motion Recruitment, creator of Tech in Motion, in an email. “Creating an attractive place to work while continually driving growth is a challenge not every startup has conquered.”
Best Tech Workplace for Diversity
This award recognizes a technology work culture that actively promotes technical creativity, innovation, and learning. Companies that instill these values acknowledge that great ideas can come from anywhere, and reward contributions from the whole tech team.
“We’re excited to have not one, but two awards recognizing diverse thinking and collaboration this year. Getting the opportunity to celebrate the inclusion, innovation, and growth in the Philly community through the Timmy Awards is beyond exciting,” Walker said. “Companies have realized diversity is a necessary ingredient for company creativity and success, and we’re looking forward to recognizing that.”
Best Tech Manager
This award recognizes a leader who goes beyond requisite duties of a manager to empower their team through a clear and communicated vision. This person promotes career growth, ensures a great team culture, inspires innovation, and leads their team to produce a great product.
“Having innovative finalists year-after-year speaks to the growth of the tech community here, and the event series has the honor of celebrating those leaders of change in each workplace,” Walker said. “Each finalist was chosen for exemplifying a ‘Best Tech Manager’ and we’re excited to see who takes home a Timmy.”
Best Tech Work Culture
This award recognizes a technology company that treats diversity as a necessary ingredient for creativity and success. This company implements diverse hiring practices, promotes collaboration and diverse thinking to produce an innovative product, and provides tools and resources to explore and celebrate differences.
“The Timmy Awards allow the community to highlight the companies building a team worth joining and a culture worth working for,” Walker said. “With tech unemployment at a 19-year low of 1.3%, it goes a long way that the local community chose these companies to represent the top workplaces and opportunities for technical talent.”
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