2020 NCET Tech Award Finalists and Winners
New Date: Oct 21 – Live Stream from 3 – 5 pm
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 YouTube. 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.
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’s President’s Award
– Matt Westfield, Founder/Director, Entrepreneurs Assembly Inc
Tech Company of the Year Finalists
– Elemental LED Inc.
– Iris Automation
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
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
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
– 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
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