NCET 20th Anniversary & Awards Gala – March 28

Nominations Open February 1, 2019


The 2018 winners of the NCET Tech Awards
and the EDAWN Entrepreneurial Support Awards!

We are very pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the NCET Tech Awards and the EDAWN Entrepreneurial Support Awards.

You may view their acceptance speeches here, and view event photos here.

Now in its 11th year, the NCET Tech Awards celebrate the Northern Nevada individuals and companies who have greatly enhanced the growth and prestige of technology community, while the EDAWN Awards recognize the people and resources that have played an integral part in contributing to the growth of our community.   .

NCET Awards
Technology Company of the Year
NCET Technology Hall of Fame
TMCC William N. Pennington Applied Technology Center
Aerospace Company of the Year
Entertainment Technology Company of the Year
Peppermill Reno
Food Manufacturer / Processing Company of the Year
Nutrient Foods
Logistics Company of the Year
Manufacturing Company of the Year
Medical / Health Services Company of the Year
The Orthopaedic Implant Company
Software Company of the Year
Technology Startup of the Year
Creative Services Organization of the Year
Three Sticks Productions
Financial Services Organization of the Year
Watershed Growth Ventures
Professional Services Organization of the Year
Fennemore Craig, P.C.
Best Use of Technology by a Nonprofit
Northern Nevada Math Club
Technologist of the Year 
Ronald Milbank
Director of Information Technology
Reno Diagnostic Centers
Educator of the Year
Dr. Kirk Bronander
Professor of Internal Medicine & Medical Director of Simulation
UNR School of Medicine
Technology Advocate – Creative Services
Phil Karam
A/V Director
Eldorado Resort Casino
Technology Advocate – Professional Services
Tyson Falk
Policy Analyst
McDonald Carano
Rising Star of the Year – Creative Services
Kurt Thigpen
Ace Studios
Rising Star of the Year – Professional Services
Justin Sherman
Staff Accountant
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Rising Star of the Year – Technical Services
Kevin Jones
Creative & Technical Director
Special Recognition Award
Bryan McArdle
Program Director/Operations Manager
Summit VMS
Vice President, Entrepreneurial Development
EDAWN Awards
Summit VMS Venture of the Year
Chuck and Relina Shirley
HideIt Mounts
Visionary Award  
Ethan Clift
Mentor of the Year
Shari Pheasant
Program of the Year
InNEVator 2017
Trailblazer Award
Lauren Klein