Tech10 Award Categories


1. Entrepreneurship / Startups – Tech entrepreneurs and/or startups growing cutting-edge ideas and businesses

2. Techies to Watch – Outstanding up-and-coming technology professionals


3. Tech Leadership – Individuals or organizations who are moving their organization and Rhode Island forward


4. Intrapreneurs – Leaders or teams with long-established companies who are applying a start up or entrepreneur mindset to solve problems


5. Community Partner – Developing Rhode Island’s tech industry through networking and education forums and/or partnerships between industry and education, community-based, or industry organizations


6. Youth Engagement – Fostering the next generation of tech professionals through student engagement including classroom speaking, company tours, mentoring; and/or IT workshops


7. Tech Educator – A person or organization who provides or supports non-traditional education programs or channels. Developing tech grads through offering curricula and programs that are in response to industry/employer skill demand


8. Workforce Development Champion – Committed to the development of the RI technology workforce, including through developing non-traditional education and hiring channels; volunteering time and resources for programs and participants; providing mock interviewing; networking; and/or internships


9. Women in Tech – Developing community and opportunities for women in Rhode Island’s technology fields, including through networking, educational forums, mentorship, and common support

10. Company Innovation – Innovative and “disruptive” technology driven organization or person

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