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NC Tech Awards Applications


Award Application Period Now Closed

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.  

Contact Rachel Kennedy for questions.

Finalists Announced




  • 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


Review + Selection Process

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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