Tech Nite - Details
Tech Nite is the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council's annual gathering highlighting Valley technology achievement and innovation in 7 categories. On May 7, 2014 attendees will gather at the Festival Center, JMU, for Tech Nite 14 to recognize and highlight the successes of technology firms, organizations and programs in the region and the entrepreneurs and innovators behind those successes.
Tech Nite 14 Sponsorship Opportunities
Tech Nite provides numerous sponsorship opportunities. In addition to award sponsorships, we offer table, media/multimedia, reception and dessert bar sponsorships. Whether you're interested in bringing a table full of folks, having your logo included on our Tech Nite web pages, getting a mention in print, -- we have sponsorships that fit all wallets. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tech Nite 13 Award Winners
Scroll down to see who was nominated for each award. Winners have been highlighted in red. Congratulations to all the nominees and thank you to everyone who came out to the Gala on May 1st and made it such a wonderful evening.
Tech Nite 2013 Awards:
High Tech Entrepreneur Award
This award honors an individual who has demonstrated outstanding entrepreneurial success in the development of a technology-based, commercial enterprise. The individual shall have been instrumental in the key technology development, commercialization, and subsequent demonstration of marketing success of related products and services.
Nominees for Tech Nite 2013 High Tech Entrepreneur Award:
- Eric Korn, American Firearms Training
- Andy Vanhook, Beau Baker, Jon Iwanicki, Appeal Production
- Jeff Vaughan, KVK Precision Specialties
- Josiah D. Weaver, Drawbridge Technologies, LLC
High Tech Company Award
Sponsored by Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC
This award recognizes outstanding commercial growth and achievement by an established company that produces and markets predominantly high tech products or services.
Nominees for Tech Nite 2013 High Tech Company Award:
- A.M. Yoder and Company
- Cadence, Inc.
- Elite Insulation PolyPro
- E-N Computers, Inc.
- Hutchins & Hutchins, Inc.
- Nielsen Builders, Inc.
Dr. John Noftsinger Leadership Award
Sponsored by LeClairRyan
This award honors an individual in a high tech organization whose personal leadership and efforts in the community have resulted in outstanding benefits to the region, or an individual outside a high tech organization whose personal leadership and example have resulted in outstanding, positive technology-related activity in the region. The individual shall be a resident of the Shenandoah Valley Region.
Nominee for Tech Nite 2013 Dr. John Noftsinger Leadership Award:
- Dr. Scott Kizner, Harrisonburg City Schools
Innovation In Higher Education Award
This award honors the innovative use and/or development of technology within the region's higher educational system or other technology-training program.
Nominees for Tech Nite 2013 Innovation In Higher Education Award:
- 4-VA at James Madison University
- Dr. Hossain Heydari, James Madison University, CISE, CS
- Lord Fairfax Community College
- Alan McKay, SU’s Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy
- Waynesboro Area Learning Tree
Innovation In K - 12 Education Award
This award honors the innovative use and/or development of technology within the region's K - 12 educational system or other technology-training program.
Nominees for Tech Nite 2013 Innovation in K-12 Education Award:
- Oskar Franz Scheikl, Rockingham County Schools
- Hans Christopher Herlan, Skyline Middle School
- James F. Richerson, Blue Ridge Community College
- Virginia Wind for Schools / VA Center for Wind Energy at JMU
- Jeffrey Wile, Signal Knob Middle School
Innovative Technology Application Award
Sponsored by the Center for Innovative Technology
This award honors the innovative use of technology in more traditional Shenandoah Valley based industries such as agriculture and manufacturing.
Nominees for Tech Nite 2013 Innovative Technology Application Award:
- Eastern BioPlastics
This award honors an area technology company, university, individual or organization, who is making an impact on our region through top-notch green practices. Being green is about more than just recycling paper waste and office equipment. It's exercising sound business stewardship, improving the way we use our power and computing assets, or better managing workforce productivity through telecommuting and videoconferencing. It's taking meaningful steps to ensure the health and safety of our employees and customers through energy efficient measures and support of renewable power generation. It's being a technology or business model innovator or providing a service that will drive large-scale adoption of leading green solutions.
Nominees for Tech Nite 2013 Green Award:
- Eastern Mennonite University
- Sigora Solar
- Virginia Eagle Distributing