2021 Award Categories

Equity Impact

Sponsored by AIS Network


Awarded to an individual or team whose leadership and creative use of existing or development of new technology has benefited the environment for equity, diversity, accessibility and inclusion in the Richmond metropolitan area or the Commonwealth of Virginia.


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Innovation in Community Impact

Sponsored by MAXX Potential


Awarded to an individual, non-profit, or business (civic-minded team or project) in central Virginia that displays the most innovative use(s) of technology to further enrich and advance our community.



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Innovation in Education

Sponsorship Available


Awarded to the educator or program that provides exceptional technology leadership and encourages students to pursue higher education or training in science, technology, engineering and math.



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Innovation in Private Sector - Large Capital

Sponsored by CGI


(Project by company >$100M in revenue)

Awarded to a company whose creative use of existing or development of new technology enhances processes, methodologies and/or services for their own or others' benefit.



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Innovation in Private Sector - Mid Capital

Sponsored by CoStar


(Project by company with $10M-$100M in revenue)

Awarded to a company whose creative use of existing or development of new technology enhances processes, methodologies and/or services for their own or others' benefit.


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Innovation in Private Sector - Small Capital

Sponsored by Mainline + Rubrik


(Project by company with <$10M in revenue)

Awarded to a company whose creative use of existing or development of new technology enhances processes, methodologies and/or services for their own or others' benefit.



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Innovation in Public Sector

Sponsored by Carmax


Awarded to a public agency whose creative use of existing or development of new technology enhances processes, methodologies and/or services for their own or others' benefit.


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Next-Gen Award

Sponsored by GE


Awarded to a K-12 student who has demonstrated a meaningful impact on the technology ecosystem in Richmond.



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Outstanding Collaboration

Sponsored by Luck Companies


Awarded to two or more companies (in a non-consultative arrangement) that have exemplified the collaborative spirit necessary to achieve breakthrough innovations in technology.


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Technology Builder

Sponsored by ePlus


Awarded to a local technology company delivering technology solutions and/or services to external clients that build capacity and increase operational efficiency.


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Tech Executive of the Year

Sponsored by Vaco


Awarded to an individual whose leadership resulted to create competitive advantage, optimize business processes, enable growth or improve relationships with customers.


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Innovation in Cyber Security

Sponsored by Risk Based Security


Awarded to a cyber security project that showcases breakthrough innovation and creativity in the practice and application of cyber security.


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Innovation in Data Science

Sponsored by Palantir


Awarded to a technology project that showcases breakthrough innovation and creativity in the practice of data science (data management, data privacy, data modeling, data visualization, etc.).






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Emerging Small Business Award

Sponsorship Available!


Awarded to a local small business or start-up technology company that has demonstrated the ability to achieve commercial success.

This award is reserved for companies who have been in business (i.e. generated revenue) for less than five years, maintain less than 25 employees at the time of nomination, and generated less than $5M in revenue within the past year.


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People's Choice Award

Sponsored by SyCom


Awarded to the popular vote through social media during the event.









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