NCET Tech Awards – Fall 2020

2020 NCET Tech Award Finalists and Winners

New Date: Fall 2020

We are very pleased to announce the 2020 winners of the NCET Tech Awards and the finalists for NCET Tech Company of the Year!

For the first time in NCET Tech Awards history, women and women-owned businesses make up half of this year’s award winners! From academic professionals to artificial intelligence operators, these women represent the great technological landscape in Northern Nevada. Please join us in a special congratulations for these 12 women and women-owned businesses!

NCET also wishes to congratulate the record number of people and companies nominated for the 2020 NCET Tech Awards, which represents an amazing and impressive cross-section of our region’s best and brightest technologists, technology educators and advocates, and technology companies.

The Tech Company of the Year will be announced, and all the winners honored, at the NCET Tech Showcase and Awards Gala on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Tickets and table are available here.

NCET Tech Star Package – Recognize one of your exceptional front-line employees, contractors or team members with this special package which includes two tickets to the NCET / EDAWN Awards Dinner, Certificates of Recognition from NCET and Nevada’s Congressional Delegation, and a group photograph of Tech Star honorees. Learn more about this distinctive package here.

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NCET Awards

NCET’s President’s Award
– Matt Westfield, Founder/Director, Entrepreneurs Assembly Inc

Tech Company of the Year Finalists
– Elemental LED Inc.
– GroupGets
– Iris Automation
– PacStates

Aviation Company of the Year
– KP Aviation

Brewer / Distiller of the Year
– The Brewer’s Cabinet

Food Manufacturer / Processing Company of the Year
– Liberty Artisan Meats

IT Support Company of the Year (tie)
– Blue Peak Technology Solutions
– PacStates

Logistics Company of the Year
– Full Tilt Logistics & Transportation

Manufacturing Company of the Year
– Davidson’s Organic Teas

Medical / Health Services Company of the Year
– Sierra Miles Group

Software Company of the Year
– rfxcel Corporation

Tech Nonprofit of the Year
– Society of Women Engineers Sierra Nevada Section

Tech Startup of the Year
– Alchemy

Creative Services Organization of the Year
– Maren Rush Creative Designs

Professional Services Organization of the Year

Technologist of the Year
– Eric Rasmussen, VP of Information Technology, Prominence Health Plan

Educator of the Year (Tie)
– Erinn Kari, Program Manager, Education and Workforce Development, Blockchains LLC
– Angela Orr, Principal, Doral Academy

Tech Advocate – Creative Services
– Caroline Sexton, Director of Digital Experience, The Abbi Agency

Tech Advocate – Professional Services
– Grace Chou, University of Nevada, Reno Innevation Center-Powered by Switch

Rising Star – Creative Services
– Peter Stanton, VP of Development, PBS Reno

Rising Star – Professional Services
– Erin Stiehler, Client Success Manager, Noble Studios

Rising Star – Technical Services
– Cheryl Contreras, Director of Flight Operations, Iris Automation

NCET Tech Star
– Tucker Monticelli, Design on Edge

EDAWN Awards

Founder Of The Year
– Julie Arsenault

Venture Catalyst Of The Year
– Rick Winfield

Ecosystem Catalyst Of The Year
– Reno Hive Coworking

Startup Advocate Of The Year
– Britton Griffith 

Mentor Of The Year
– Liz Goodgold