Do you know of a business that epitomizes the role that Pittsburgh’s innovation economy is playing in the region and in the world? Please consider nominating that business as part of this year’s Pre-Call for Tech 50 Awards nominations.
This year, the Pittsburgh Technology Council has made major changes to both the nominations and the judging process.
As a key priority for this year’s Tech 50, we are looking to honor businesses that are creating the biggest economic impact in our region, but who are also using innovation to solve big problems. As such, past requirements for businesses to submit financial data are being lifted in favor of a more open process.
We need your help in identifying businesses to showcase as part of this year’s Tech 50. This year’s Awards will be held on October 10th.
For the first time ever, we are having a Tech 50 Pre-Call for nominations. We encourage everyone to fill out THIS FORM and email to Michele Greenway email@example.com. The deadline for the Pre-Call is May 31. Nominations will begin on June 3.
We encourage all tech companies to enter a nomination. Not a tech company? Nominate a client or business associate. Tech 50 has competitive categories no matter a company’s size or industry niche. Here are this year’s categories:
Solution Provider of the Year
The finalists in this category assist companies with the integration and adoption of technologies that support their operations, improve their customer experience, and ultimately improve the production of an organization. Among examples of qualified businesses include integrators and hardware producers/distributors. Companies will be evaluated on growth and the impact of their products or services.
Advanced Manufacturing Company of the Year
These companies manufacture advanced components and products for use in all industries. This category is also for companies employing leading-edge technologies throughout their manufacturing processes.
Innovator of the Year
These companies have developed unique technologies and solutions that have the potential of changing global marketplaces and to generate substantial regional economic impact. Companies can be from any core technology cluster (health care, advanced manufacturing, information technology, energy, creative technology etc.) Companies can be any size in revenue or employee count.
Tech Titan of the Year
This category is designed for companies generating more than $50 million in revenue. These businesses span the fields of manufacturing, life sciences, green technology and information technology but are recognized in their own category as regional leaders in revenue generation.
Life Sciences Company of the Year
Life Sciences category companies improve our health and environment. Candidates deliver medical equipment; pharmaceuticals; health services; and biomedical, agricultural and environmental products and services.
Start-Up of the Year
Start-Up of the Year candidates are the future of southwestern Pennsylvania. Burgeoning entrepreneurial firms no more than five years old are eligible. Entrants should offer innovative products or unique services and show promise of becoming major economic forces.
Interactive and Application Developer of the Year
This category is open to any company that develops or designs applications, web design, software, branding, games, media production and/or social media as part of their business.
CEO of the Year
These are the people in the corner office who everyone looks to for direction. Entrants should be CEOs of tech companies in any cluster who make substantial contributions to company performance and demonstrate outstanding leadership and high levels of peer esteem.
Nominations will be open on June 3 and it is easier than ever to participate!
We have streamlined the nomination process. One quick application gets the ball rolling. So why not nominate two or three deserving companies?
There are so many benefits of submitting a nomination. If you’re selected as a finalist you’ll enjoy:
- Pre and post-event media coverage in TEQ, TechVibe Radio, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and more
- Networking with more than 600 top tech execs/stakeholders
- Presentation booth at Tech 50 Showcase of Innovation
- Time to celebrate your achievements
Thank you for nominating and save the date for Tech 50!