Tech Nite - Details
Tech Nite is the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council's annual premier gathering, highlighting the Valley's technology achievement and innovation in 8 award categories. On May 3, 2017 attendees will gather at JMU's Festival Center for Tech Nite 17 to recognize and highlight the successes of technology firms, organizations and programs in the region and the entrepreneurs and innovators behind those successes.
What were the accomplishments of previous nominees and winners? Read the details of 2016: SVTC Tech Nite 2016 program incl. summaries (pdf)
Tech Nite 2017 award categories
JMU CISE's Innovation in Community Impact Award
Sponsored by JMU College of Integrated Science & Engineering
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. — A metric or measurable result of the impact is desired. Collaborative efforts welcome.
JMU CoB's Innovation in Emerging Business Award
Sponsored by JMU College of Business.
Awarded to a Shenandoah Valley start-up technology company, or entrepreneur, that has proven the ability to achieve commercial success. Employees: 1-25
Innovation in Education K-12 Award
(sponsorship available) (Tech Nite 17 sponsorship opportunities, pdf)
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.
Cadence's Innovation In Higher Education Award
Sponsored by Cadence, Inc.
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.
CIT's Innovation in Development Award
Sponsored by the Center for Innovative Technology
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.
WAW's Innovation in Utilization Award
Sponsored by Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC
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
Sponsored by Shentel
Recipient’s leadership has served as a catalyst for
positive technology-related activity in the Shenandoah Valley.
Serco's People's Choice Award
Sponsored by Serco
Awarded to one nominee from the other categories. All nominees are candidates — and the company, organization, or individual with the most votes through social media *before* and *during* the event will win. Voting starts the day all nominees are publicized and continues during the gala.
(Look for which hashtags are be used in March)