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Finalists Announced LIVE for NC TECH Awards

  • Tuesday, November 17
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RALEIGH, N.C. (October 2020) – Finalists for the NC TECH Awards, North Carolina's statewide technology awards program, have been announced by the North Carolina Technology Association.  This awards program recognizes companies, organizations and individuals for their achievement, innovation and leadership throughout the year.

After a nomination period earlier this year, finalists and winners were chosen in a two-stage review process, led by the accounting firm Cherry Bekaert, in partnership with an independent selection committee. The awards process culminates with the NC TECH Virtual Awards at three broadcasts beginning at 4pm each day on November 17, 18 and 19. Winners will be announced during the broadcasts.

The 2020 NC TECH Awards Selection Committee companies represented included:

  • Apparo 
  • Business North Carolina 
  • Carolina Fintech Hub 
  • Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) 
  • NC State University 
  • QCFinTech / Packard Place 
  • RIoT 
  • River Cities Capital Funds 
  • Signature Venture Bank 
  • UNC Wilmington – CIE 
  • Venture Asheville 
  • WALE (Wilmington Angels for Local Entrepreneurs) 
  • Winston Salem Chamber of Commerce 

Finalists for the Technology Corporate Awards and the Use of Technology Awards are below. Find out which companies were chosen for each category here.


10X Consulting · 374 Water · Abrigo · ACF Technologies · Adwerx · Allstacks · Apiture · AvidXchange  · Baker + Taylor · Bandwidth · Bayer · BCBS North Carolina · Benekiva · Blue Recruit · Catapult HQ · City of Asheville · Clarkston Consulting · Clinipace · Collaborations Pharmaceuticals · Credit Suisse · Curran Biotech · Datacaliper · Diveplane · dmarcian · Dude Solutions · Ecobot · Education Foundation of Caldwell County · Ekos · Fathom Science · Green Stream Technologies · HZO  · IBM  · Information Patterns · insightsoftware · IronNet Cybersecurity · Jackrabbit Technologies · LearnPlatform · Lenovo · Lex Loci Technologies · LifeOmic · · MobileSmith Health · MuukLabs · MyWorkChoice · NC Department of Administration, Division of Purchase and Contract · NC Department of Health and Human Services · NC Department of Information Technology · One Source · OpiAid · Participate · Passport Labs · Pendo · Q2 · RadixBay · SAS · Scenic Consulting Group · Shyft Auto · SignUpGenius · Spreedly · Stratifyd · Strongkey · SwipeBy · The Climate Service · the dot. Consulting · Town of Cary · Transportation Impact · UNC Charlotte – School of Data Science · Validic Zaloni 


“We have another great class of finalists this year from across the state, so we expect an exciting virtual celebration of North Carolina’s vibrant and growing tech sector,” said Brooks Raiford, President and CEO of NC TECH. 

“During these uncertain times, innovation and achievement in technology is more important than ever. At Cherry Bekaert, we are honored to join NC TECH to recognize the very best in tech. We are consistently impressed by the emerging development and leadership in the technology sector and look forward to celebrating the positive impact these companies have on the state of North Carolina,” said Ron Wainwright, CPA – Partner & National Leader, Credits & Accounting Methods.

Individual award winners will be announced later this month. More information on the NC TECH Awards can be found at the NC TECH Awards event page.

The popular people’s choice award, Tech Exec of the Year, live poll opens Thursday, October 15 and voting continues through Friday, October 23 at 5pm. Participants are listed below.

  • Tana Greene: CEO + Founder, MyWorkChoice 
  • Timothy Humphrey: State Executive + VP, Chief Data Office, IBM 
  • Todd Olson: CEO + Co-Founder, Pendo 
  • Michael Praeger: CEO + Co-Founder, AvidXchange 
  • Derek Wang: CEO + Founder, Stratifyd  


About NC TECH 

The North Carolina Technology Association (NC TECH) is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. NC TECH’s mission is to foster growth and champion innovation in North Carolina’s tech sector, while providing a voice for the tech community through professional networks, government affairs, talent development and sector promotion. For more information, visit our website at


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