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NEXT TECH Awards

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NC TECH, in partnership with Business North Carolina, launched the NEXT TECH Awards to showcase and celebrate North Carolina’s rising tech stars. NEXT TECH Awards will honor a selection of individuals who are critical and exceptional performers helping to grow our state’s tech and tech-enabled companies and organizations, but who — not being a c-suite executive — don’t often get recognized publicly. Individual winners will be celebrated during a reception on May 22 at the Durham Convention Center and will be profiled in the June issue of Business North Carolina. 
 
The awards looks to honor contributors who go the extra mile, build products, grow revenue, support operations, and manage projects that propel businesses forward.  What all these individuals have in common is their exceptional business impacts, positive energy and attitude, and community engagement. 

MEET THE 2023 NEXT TECH AWARD WINNERS

Individuals must be nominated by their management team (executives, supervisor, etc.) with nominees representing a wide range of roles within tech and tech-enabled companies and organizations, under one of three main role categories: 

Winner Recognition

The 2024 Class of Winners will be celebrated during a reception on May 22 at the Durham Convention Center. (The reception will kick off State of Technology Exponential to be held the following day on May 23. The 2024 Class of Winners will be profiled in the June issue of Business North Carolina.

Reception Registration

Award Categories

TECH + INNOVATION 

Example job titles and disciplines: Software Development/Engineering/Architecture, Security Operations, Product Management, Technical Support, UI/UX Design/Development, Data Science & Analytics

TECH SALES + MARKETING 

Example job titles and disciplines: Sales, Business Development, Revenue & Growth Management, Customer/Client Success, Communications, Marketing, Content Marketing, Events, Engagement

TECH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 

Example job titles and disciplines: Human Resources, Finance, Audit & Risk Management, Operations, Project Management, Solutions Consulting, Strategic Planning

NOTE: Tech Companies may nominate an individual in any of the three categories. Tech-Enabled Companies and Organizations (have a core business outside of tech) should only nominate an individual in the TECH + INNOVATION category.

Nomination Details

NOMINATIONS

  • To view Frequently Asked Questions CLICK HERE
  • To view a Template Nomination Form CLICK HERE 
  • To submit a nomination, click below.

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THINGS TO NOTE

  • You have the option to ‘Save & Resume’ your nomination, though be sure to keep the link provided for access at a later date. 
  • Nominees MUST be based (work + live) in North Carolina. 
  • A company, organization or institutions CAN nominate more than 1 nominee. 
  • A company, organization or institution that is not an NC TECH member CAN submit a nomination.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Nominations Go Live: February 1
  • Nominations Deadline: March 15
  • Winners Announced: Mid-April

Questions

Questions about the Awards? Reach out to Michelle Calton.
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For sponsorship information, reach out to Tracy SternbergTracy-Sternberg-Website-Footer.jpeg

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