DES MOINES, Iowa – (February 18, 2013) It is with great excitement that the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) and LWBJ Financial announce finalists for the 2013 Prometheus Awards. The Prometheus Awards is the state’s premier celebration of extraordinary achievements in technology and innovation. This year a record-setting number of 98 nominations were submitted across 16 award categories, representing one of the most highly competitive pools to-date.
The annual Prometheus Awards is considered to be the largest technology event in Iowa and the industry’s most prestigious award. Winners will be announced at a ceremony held April 9 from 5 – 8:30pm at Veterans Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Auditorium. Over seven hundred leaders from business, education, and government are expected to attend.
The event’s title sponsor is LWBJ Financial. Other major sponsors include Wellmark, the Iowa Economic Development Authority, Merit Resources and Applied Art and Technology.
2013 Prometheus Award Finalists
Software Company of the Year (Small/Medium)
Dwolla; Santos Human; Spinutech, Inc.
Software Company of the Year (Large/Enterprise)
Mobile App of the Year
BettrLife; Higher Learning Technologies; Hy-Vee, Inc.; Wellmark Care Finder App
IT Service Provider of the Year
Circle Computer Resources; Involta; Paragon IT Professionals; Sogeti
Top Growth Company of the Year
Appcore; Caleris; Dwolla; Involta; MediRevv; WebFilings
Clean Energy Innovation
CQM Systems; Hy-Vee, Inc.; RINAlliance, Inc.
Best User of Technology
Hy-Vee, Inc.; Iowa State Association of Counties; John Deere ISG; Nationwide App Development Center; Quester
Innovation in Teaching
Dallas Center Grimes – Ben Chadwick; East Buchanan – Mark Nall; Electronic Crime Institute, DMACC; St. Ambrose University; UNI Interactive Digital Studies
CIO/CTO/CSO of the Year
Lane Arthur (DuPont Pioneer); Darren Baty (Hy-Vee, Inc.); Dennis Mehmen (Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance)
CEO of the Year
Dennis Henderson (Ready Wireless); Chris Klitgaard (MediRevv); Bruce Lehrman (Involta); Ben Milne (Dwolla); Brian Patrick Donaghy (Appcore)
Student Innovation of the Year
clusterFlunk; Farm Manuals Fast; TranslaCare, Inc.
Break Out Award
Appcore; DomiKnow; Dwolla; Legosys Solutions; VIDA Diagnostics
Outstanding Startup Company of the Year
DomiKnow; IDx; Legosys Solutions; Prositions, Inc.
Life Sciences Company of the Year
Harrisvaccines, Inc.; IDx; MedCara Pharmaceuticals; Terpenoid Therapeutics, Inc. ; Trans Ova Genetics
Technology Company of the Year (Small/Medium)
Appcore; Circle Computer Resources; Dwolla; VIDA Diagnostics
Technology Company of the Year (Large/Enterprise)
Involta; John Deere ISG; WebFilings
For tickets and more information about the Prometheus Awards ceremony, go to www.technologyiowa.org, or call 515-280-7702.
About TAI. TAI is a member-based association driving the success of the tech industry through a network of leadership, connections and promotion. It formed in 1997 through the joint efforts of business leaders, the Iowa Department of Economic Development and the Governor of Iowa. Today, TAI works to create and sustain a positive IT environment for economic growth and job creation through innovation, advocacy, and leadership. Its members include business, academia and government organizations. For more information, go to www.technologyiowa.org.
LWBJ Financial is a leading financial services firm serving the needs of companies, families and individuals. The firm offers traditional CPA services, business consulting, estate and succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, financing strategies, and capital solutions through two divisions: LWBJ CPAs & Business Advisors and LWBJ Capital Advisors.
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