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TechWire Awards go to six individual, six corporate Triangle tech, life science leaders

Hall of Famer Venessa Harrison

Apr, 25 2017, 8:15 PM

Startups, entrepreneurs, executives, investors and several of the Triangle's top tech and life science companies share the spotlight, taking home 12 awards at the fifth WRAL TechWire Awards. Plus, the first five members of TechWire's Hall of Fame are honored as are several Editor's Choice Award recipients.

A capacity crowd packed Google Fiber's new Triangle headquarters for the event on Tuesday evening, which also featured a keynote address about entrepreneurship and the many strengths of the Triangle from Cindy Whitehead, who sold Sprout Pharmaceuticals for a whopping $1 billion.

In fact, demand for tickets was so high that the event was streamed live at WRAL.com. (See link with this post)

We've also included a slideshow of photos from the event.

More than 100 individuals and companies were nominated by WRAL TechWire readers. The finalists were selected after a review by a WTW awards committee based on nominations received.

Here are the finalists and the winners:

STARTUP AWARDS

Fastest Growing Startup (most potential)

‚ÄčAnd the winner is:

Most Steady Startup (delivering success consistently)

And the winner is:

Best Emerging Startup (fast-growing startup emerging from stealth mode)

And the winner is:

Top Startup Director (CEO/Chairman)

And the winner is:

Startup Executive Leader (top leader/executive, not necessarily CEO but a COO, CFO, CIO)

And the winner is:

Most Noteworthy Startup Founder or Investor

And the winner is:

ENTERPRISE

Highest Achieving Enterprise (established companies)

And the winner is:

Most Steady Enterprise (delivering success consistently)

And the winner is:

Best Emerging Enterprise (perhaps with IPO or exit potential)

And the winner is:

Top Enterprise Director (CEO/Chairman)

And the winner is:

Enterprise Executive Leader (top leader/executive, not necessarily CEO but a COO, CFO, CIO)

And the winner is:

Most Noteworthy Enterprise Founders or Investors

And the winner is:

David Jones

HoF HONOREES

Five leaders in the evolution of the Triangle and North Carolina as a hub for high tech, life science, and startups were recognized as the first members of TechWire's Hall of Fame.

They are:

Editor's Choice recipients are acknowledged in a related post.





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