TechNite Awards and VT KnowledgeWorks

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

(Link to original post on Inside VT KnowledgeWorks)

Rising Star Award
NBE Technologies
Common Knowledge
Click & Pledge
TORC Technologies - Winner

Entrepreneur Award
Guo-Quan Lu, NBE Technologies - Finalist

NewVA Leadership Award
Doug Juanarena, GenTek Ventures
Joe Meredith, VT Corporate Research Center - Winner
Brett Malone, Intrexon

Innovation Award
NBE Technologies
Intrexon - Winner

(Link to original post on Inside VT KnowledgeWorks)
(Link to 2009 RBTC list)

Rising Star Award

Entrepreneur Award
Anne Giles Clelland, Handshake 2.0
M. Tyson Daniel, Esq., LimbGear

NewVa Leadership Award
Jim Flowers, Director, VT KnowledgeWorks

Innovation Award
Attaain - Winner
TORC Technologies

(Link to RBTC list)

Rising Star Award
Keraderm, LLC
Smart College Visit, Inc.
NetVentures – Finalist – VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Sponsor
Interactive Achievement – Winner
Handshake 2.0
TORC Technologies, LLC

Entrepreneur Award
Anne Clelland, Handshake 2.0
Ken Maready, Hutchison Law Group – VT KnowledgeWorks Sponsor
Jonathan Hagmaier, Interactive Achievement, Inc.

NewVa Leadership Award
Henry Bass, Automation Creations, Inc.
Doug Juanarena, GenTek Ventures
Allan Tsang, 88Owls, Inc.

Innovation Award
Design Nine, Inc.
Transecurity, LLC

(Link on Inside VT KnowledgeWorks)
(Link to RBTC list)

Rising Star Award
Nomad Mobile Guides
She Chooses
Smart College Visit

Entrepreneur Award
Henry Bass, Automation Creations
Michael Fleming, TORC Technologies
Peter Lazar, eBroselow
David Poteet, NewCity / Nomad Mobile Guides

NewVa Leadership Award
Jim Flowers, VT KnowledgeWorks
Jonathan Hagmaier, Interactive Achievement 

Innovation Award
Adaptive Technologies

The NewVy Award
Henry Bass, Automation Creations (ACI) Inc. – Winner

(Link to original post on Inside VT KnowledgeWorks)
(Link to 2012 RBTC list)

Rising Star Award
PowerHub Systems
Vision Point Systems
Sans Seriph Designs

Regional Leadership Award
Ken Ferris, Brookewood Management Advisors – Finalist
Jim Flowers, VT KnowledgeWorks

Innovation Award
Aeroprobe - Finalist
PowerHub Systems - Winner

VT KnowledgeWorksVT 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.

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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).

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