NCET Tech Awards – Oct 21 @ 3 pm

2020 NCET Tech Award Finalists and Winners
New Date: Oct 21 – Live Stream from 3 – 5 pm
Tickets available here

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 Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020 at 3 pm.  

Winners will have the option of receiving their awards in person at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center — where we’ll adhere to state-mandated meeting and social distancing guidelines — or by participating virtually.

You can attend virtually, logging in from the comfort of your computer and watching the event via Zoom or YouTube technology.  We’re offering both individual tickets and group “Viewing party” tickets, which allow an unlimited number of virtual attendees. Because most attendance will be virtual and to make this event accessible safely for all, we’re dramatically discounting tickets when compared against ticket prices for previous years.

Tickets available here

All proceeds from ticket sales will help support NCET’s numerous free events we’ve hosted and continue to produce to help people and businesses endure and even thrive during these challenging times.

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
– CLA

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