What do organic teas, wearable breast cancer detection technology, kid’s haircuts and hyper-spectral imaging have in common? They’re produced by companies that won the NCET Technology and Reno Gazette-Journal Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.
One of the many things I love about working at NCET is getting to meet the incredible people and companies who drive our vibrant and diverse business and technology community. One of the ways I discover them is through the annual NCET Technology and RGJ Entrepreneur Awards. Each year, we join forces to recognize the individuals and companies who have greatly enhanced the growth and prestige of technology community, and to recognize outstanding leaders at all levels of business. EDAWN participates as they recognize the resources that play an integral part in contributing to the growth of our community.
The NCET Awards recognize people and companies in a variety of technology fields, as well as the people and organizations who support them; while the RGJ recognizes entrepreneurs in small, medium and large categories as well as the year’s best new entrepreneur. You can learn more about the categories and nomination process for the NCET Awards at www.NCET.org/tech-awards/ and for the RGJ Awards at http://entrepreneur.rgj.com/. Nominations are open until Wednesday, February 26, and the winners will be honored at the NCET / RGJ Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 27 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. Lt. Governor Brian K. Krolicki will present the awards, and tickets are available at www.NCET.org/tech-awards/.
Now back to tea, bras, haircuts and imaging.
· Davidson’s Organics, the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year (Medium Company Category), has an online store for organic teas, herbs, cocoa and spices.
· First Warning Systems, the 2013 Technology Company of the Year, developed a bra insert that contains a Circadian Biometric Recorder that detects abnormal dynamic tissue processes which are indicative of the state of cancer.
· Hollylocks Kids Haircuts & Parties, the 2013 runner-up in the Entrepreneur of the Year (Medium Company Category), provides a unique environment that includes movies, bubbles and glitter.
· SpecTIR, one of 2011’s Technology Companies of the Year, provides hyperspectral and geospatial solutions for government and commercial clients.
Start thinking of the people and companies we should recognize this year, and visit the NCET and RGJ websites to nominate them.
Dave Archer is President / CEO of member supported NCET.org, which produces business and technology events to help small businesses and entrepreneurs. More information at www.NCET.org