The Roanoke – Blacksburg Technology Council's TechNite Awards Banquet is Thursday, May 16, 2013.
From the list of nominees, these members of the VT KnowledgeWorks community were nominated for TechNite Awards.
Rising Star Award
This award recognizes a local technology company whose "star is rising." It may not be a household name yet, but it could soon be another local success story in the Roanoke-Blacksburg, Virginia region.
Entrepreneurs are a different breed. Sometimes it takes nerves of steel to blaze a new path. This award recognizes someone in our community who exemplifies what it means to be a risk-taker in the technology field.
Anne Giles Clelland, Cognichoice, a spinout of VT KnowledgeWorks member company Handshake Media, Incorporated
Regional Leadership Award
This award recognizes one of our own who not only succeeds in the workplace, but also leads by example by contributing significantly to the community in which we live.
Ken Ferris, VT KnowledgeWorks Presidents' Council, Brookewood Management Advisors
Jim Flowers, VT KnowledgeWorks
This award recognizes an individual, a group of individuals, company, or other organization that sets the standard for thought leadership and innovation in their respective field. By definition, they are doing something new or different, and they are doing it well. Their innovation represents a significant technological breakthrough or addresses a great market opportunity or both.
Erik Gatenholm, BC Genesis, LLC
Congratulations to all the nominees!
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VT KnowledgeWorks corporate sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, Latimer IP Law, LLC , LeClairRyan, New River Valley IP Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), The Branch Group, and Wordsprint.