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NC Tech Awards Applications


Now Accepting Award Applications

Welcome to the application page for the 2022 NC TECH Awards – North Carolina’s only statewide tech awards program dedicated to celebrating growth, innovation, impact and leadership. The NC TECH Awards Gala will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center on Tuesday, November 29th, where hundreds will gather to honor the finalists and announce the winners.  

And now is your opportunity to include your company, organization and/or leaders for consideration at this year’s Awards event!  View the list of award categories below and link to Categories + Descriptions for details about criteria and eligibility. The deadline to apply is July 15.

Before completing the application, view the application fields here.



  • AgTech / CleanTech Company
  • BioTech / HealthTech Company
  • FinTech / InsurTech Company 
  • Diversity, Equity + Inclusion in Tech
  • Great Tech Places to Work (5 winners)
  • IT Services Company (New)
  • NC HQ Tech Company
  • Software Solutions Company
  • Top Tech Startups to Watch (10 winners)

Use of Tech Awards

  • AI + Data Analytics
  • Cyber Security
  • Digital Transformation
  • Government
  • Manufacturing + Supply Chain (New)
  • Tech for Good

Individual Awards

  • Beacon Award (Outstanding Achievement)
  • CIO of the Year
  • CISO of the Year
  • Tech CEO of the Year
  • Tech Difference Maker (New)
  • Tech Woman of the Year


Know a company, organization or leader who should be considered for an award? Send your nominations to Rachel Kennedy include a company name, contact person with email address and an award category (if you would like to call their attention to a specific category).  

NC TECH will alert your nominee that they’ve been nominated and encourage them to apply. The nominee must apply to be considered.



Tech Award Webinars

Join us for one of several informational webinars to learn more about the submission process and sponsorship opportunities for the 2022 NC TECH Awards Gala, presented by Cherry Bekaert

Deadlines, Review + Selection Process

Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, July 15. 

Applications will be reviewed in a two-stage review process, led by the accounting firm Cherry Bekaert, in partnership with an independent selection committee. Finalists will be notified in mid-late September and winners will be announced at the NC TECH Awards Gala on November 29.

Presenting Partner Cherry Bekaert will conduct a thorough review of all applications and will provide data points to an independent Selection Committee. The Selection Committee is comprised of leaders from across the state representing industry and entrepreneurial non-profits, economic development organizations, venture firms, higher education institutions and media.  A Selection Committee meeting will take place to determine the slate of finalists and winners.  The Selection Committee roster will be released soon.

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