NewVa Corridor Technology Council 2010 TechNite Award Nominees

The NewVa Corridor Technology Council (NCTC) announced the nominees for the 2010 TechNite Awards.   The nominees will be recognized and the winners announced in five categories – Rising Star, Entrepreneur, NewVa Leadership, Innovation, and Educator – at the 11th annual TechNite Awards Banquet on April 7, 2010 at The Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Each year, the NCTC membership honors technology and industry leaders from the NewVa region – the New River and Roanoke Valley regions of Virginia – through an annual awards banquet. Members of the community may nominate the individuals and companies they feel have achieved noteworthy milestones or have made significant contributions through leadership and innovation.

The 2010 TechNite Nominees

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 NewVa Region.

2D Array
ABS Technology Architects
AC&E, Inc.
Handshake 2.0
Interactive Achievement, Inc.
InteractiveGIS, Inc.
Keraderm, LLC
Knowledge NoteBook
MiserWare, Inc.
NetVentures Corporation
Nicus Software, Inc.
Smart College Visit, Inc.
TORC Technologies, LLC

Entrepreneur Award
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.

David Catalano & Aaron Herrington, Modea
Dr. Vinod Chachra, VTLS, Inc.
Anne Giles Clelland, Handshake 2.0
Dr. Richmond Dugger, III, UXB International, Inc.
Jonathan Hagmaier, Interactive Achievement, Inc.
Brett Malone, Top Gear Consulting
Ken Maready, Hutchison Law Group
Pat Matthews, Rackspace
Marty Muscatello, CCS-Inc.
Tracy Wilkins, TechLab, Inc.

NewVa 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.

Advance Auto Parts
David Ayares, PhD, Revivicor, Inc.
Henry Bass, Automation Creations, Inc.
David Danco, Delta Dental of Virginia
Sam English, CIE Partners
Jay Foster, SoftSolutions, Inc.
Doug Juanarena, GenTek Ventures
Allan Tsang, 88owls, Inc.
Gordie Zeigler, SyCom Technologies, Inc.

Innovation Award

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 fields. 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.

Abokia, Inc.
Advance Auto Parts
Aegisound, LLC/Adaptive Technologies Inc.
Breakell, Inc.
The Coaches Console
Delta Dental of Virginia
Design Nine, Inc.
DevelopEase, LLC
Flypaper, Inc.
InteractiveGIS, Inc.
Maxtena, Inc.
Revivicor Inc.
TMEIC-GE(TM GE Automation Systems, LLC)
Trane, Inc.
TranSecurity, LLC
UXB International, Inc.
VTLS, Inc.
Whitman, Requardt and Associates, LLP

Educator Award
This award recognizes a K-12 educator in the NewVa Region that promotes math, science and/or use of technology in creative ways to transfer knowledge and help develop future technology leaders.

Michael A. Beamer, Roanoke County Schools
Burton Center for Engineering
Karen Busher, Colonial Elementary School
Angela Charboneau, Roanoke City Public Schools
Delta Dental of Virginia
Steve Franco, Glenvar High School
James Irby, Montgomery County Public Schools
Ferri Lockhart, Roanoke City Public Schools
Kelly Viars Ratliff, Salem City Schools
Matthew Rezac, Shawsville Middle School
James Struzinsky, Roanoke County Schools
Dale Vipperman, Christiansburg High School
Virtual Virginia

TechNite is an annual celebration of the NewVa Region’s technology community, providing an opportunity to network with more than 300 leaders in business and innovation. This year’s Master of Ceremonies will be John May, Managing Partner, New Vantage Group.

TechNite will be held in conjunction with the 2nd annual VT KnowledgeWorks Entrepreneurship Summit, April 7-8, 2010. The two-day workshop includes educational seminars, two business concept competitions, and an Open Angel Forum live funding session. Registration for both days is open to the public.

TechNite event information

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
5:30 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner & Awards Ceremony
The Inn at Virginia Tech
Business attire.
Seating is limited.
Please register by March 19, 2010

For more information, please visit the NewVa Corridor Technology Council (NCTC) site or call 540-443-9232.

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