The TechNite Awards Banquet is an annual celebration of the Roanoke – Blacksburg, Virginia region’s technology community by the Roanoke – Blacksburg Technology Council (RBTC). Categories for TechNite Awards have varied since the event's beginnings over a decade ago, but members, leaders and sponsors affiliated with VT KnowledgeWorks have been honored consistently over the years. Thanks to the RBTC for helping us compile this information.
Members of the VT KnowledgeWorks community nominated for TechNite Awards:
Life Science Company
New River Pharmaceuticals – Winner
High Tech Innovation
Rafael Gonzalez, Portaqua – Winner
Guo-Quan Lu, NBE Technologies - Finalist
Anne Giles Clelland, Handshake 2.0
M. Tyson Daniel, Esq., LimbGear
NewVa Leadership Award
Jim Flowers, Director, VT KnowledgeWorks
(Link to RBTC list)
The NewVy Award
Henry Bass, Automation Creations (ACI) Inc. – Winner
Regional Leadership Award
Ken Ferris, Brookewood Management Advisors – Finalist
Jim Flowers, VT KnowledgeWorks
VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters is in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, The Branch Group, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley Intellectual Property Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).