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Shenandoah Valley Technology Council Announces TechNite20 Winners


 
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Once a year, the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council (SVTC) celebrates the achievements of local technology firms, organizations, and programs in the region and the entrepreneurs and innovators behind those successes. This year’s twentieth annual technology awards gala, TechNite20, took place virtually on October 7th with tech users and creators from all over the Shenandoah Valley. This year, the tech council used a highly-interactive virtual platform that enabled attendees to move around the remote event space on their own accord and timing, connecting as they wished in small group conversations.

During the 2020 nomination period in March the tech council accepted 25 nominees who competed in eight award categories. Later in the summer, winners were selected by a group of judges consisting of K-12 and high-education representatives, as well as seasoned tech entrepreneurs, leaders, and developers. The eighth award category, the Serco People’s Choice Award, was given to the nominee who had received the most votes on social media using the hashtag #SVTCPC20.  A digital summary of the achievements and innovations of all 25 nominees is posted at www.svtc-va.org.

The winners for the TechNite20 are:

Rockingham Circuit Court Clerk’s INNOVATION IN COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD: The Community Impact Award is given to an individual, team, nonprofit/civic organization, or company in the Shenandoah Valley that aspires to use its capabilities to help solve a social or environmental issue in a local community while using technology to amplify the impact of a service, mission, or project.

 

GreeneHurlocker’s INNOVATION IN EMERGING BUSINESS AWARD: Awarded to a Shenandoah Valley start-up/emerging technology company or entrepreneur.

 

Shenandoah Valley Technology Council’s INNOVATION IN EDUCATION K-12 AWARD: Awarded to the educator or program in K-12 that provides exceptional technology leadership, innovative use and/or development of technology while encouraging students to pursue higher education or training in science, technology, engineering or math.

 

Segra’s INNOVATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION AWARD: Awarded to the educator or program in higher education that provides exceptional technology leadership, innovative use and/or development of technology while encouraging students to pursue higher education or training in science, technology, engineering or math.

 

Center for Innovative Technology’s INNOVATION IN DEVELOPMENT AWARD: Awarded to a company or organization whose development of new technology applications and/or systems creates new processes, methodologies, and/or services for their own or others' benefit.

 

Dynamic Aviation’s INNOVATION IN UTILIZATION AWARD: This award recognizes outstanding commercial growth and achievement by an established company that either produces or markets high tech products or services, or an established company or organization that produces/offers more traditional products and services (where technology itself is not the core business purpose).

 

Shentel’s DR. JOHN NOFTSINGER LEADERSHIP AWARD: Recipient’s leadership has served as a catalyst for positive technology-related activity in the Shenandoah Valley.

 

Serco’s PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: All nominees in the other 7 categories were candidates — and the company, organization, or individual with the most votes through social media *before* and *during* the event, using the hashtag #SVTCTN20, won.

 

 

About the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council, www.svtc-va.org

The Shenandoah Valley Technology Council (SVTC) is a non-profit membership organization serving the greater Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Its members are technology creators and users who gather together for education, networking and business development. By helping technology businesses in the area succeed and grow, the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council is an integral component of the region, helping to bring high-paying technology jobs to the Valley.

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Published: Monday, October 12, 2020

Last Updated: Thursday, October 15, 2020

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