69 companies, 39 individuals make final cut for APEX awards
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he Colorado Technology Association has now finalized the nominees for the group's prestigious 2013 Apex Awards, honoring the best of the best in the state’s technology industry. A total of 69 companies and 39 individuals made the final cut. (See lists below.)

The awards began 13 years ago to honor innovative thinkers and leaders in technology. According to association CEO Erik Mitisek, “the APEX awards recognize and showcase the best of the technology innovation and leadership in Colorado. We look to our members to nominate ideas, projects, leaders and companies from every corner of the state and Colorado’s technology industry.”

Nine winners in various categories will be announced at a black tie dinner September 10, expected to draw as many as 1,000 industry and community leaders. The awards will include:

  • Technology Company of the Year Award
  • Technology Project of the Year
  • Bob Newman Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • Technology Community Connector Award
  • Technology Teacher of the Year Award
  • Technology Advocate of the Year Award
  • Women in Tech of the Year
  • Technology Startup Company of the Year

Click here for company nominees

3t Systems
Aegis Identity Software, Inc.
Aircell
Arete LLC
Artemisia Technologies
Ascend ERP Cloud
BEW Global
Cloud Elements
Comcast Business
Commerce Kitchen
Confio Software
Connect First, Inc.
Convercent
Datalogix
DCP Midstream
Dean Evans & Associates Inc.
Digital Fridge Corporation
Dizzion
eCubed Marketing, LLC
EffectiveUI
Enplug
FullContact
GHX
Gov. Office of Info Technology
Greystone Technology Group
Healthgrades, Inc.
HOSTING
Integrate
IntraNext Systems
Intrawest
Inversoft Inc.
Latisys
LocationInsight
LogRhythm
mindaptiv, LLC
Mondo
Mortgage Cadence LLC
Motocol, LLC
NexusTek
NIMBL
Njevity Inc.
Oildex, a service of Transzap
On3, Inc.
Open Scan Technologies, Inc.
Ping Identity
Pixorial Inc.
Plink
Quark Software Inc.
RevGen Partners
SDL
SendGrid
Silver Bullet Water Treatment
Simple Energy
SolidFire
Solve IT
SpotXchange
SurveyGizmo
Swiftpage
TeamSnap
Telesphere
TrackVia
tw telecom
Universal Mind
urHub
Vail Resorts Management
ViaWest
Virtela
Vista Solutions
Zayo Group


 

Click here for individual nominees

Alex Raymond
Amanda Riu
Amy Fowler
Andres Espineira
Bretta Loeffler
Brian Pontarelli
Chris Lorenz
Derrick McNeill
Eileen Patrick
Eric Roza
Erin Shine
Geoff Mina
Isabella Castrillo
Jamie Hollier
Jason Carolan
Jeremy Ostermiller
Jeri Morgan
Jim Franklin
Judy Kennelley
Kimberly Roth
Liz Barcheck
Lowell Miller
Luke Norris
Margie Sims
Michael Pugliese
Michele Hovet
Monica Coughlin
Nadine Lange
Nina Amey
Patrick Brown
Patrick Quinlan
Peter Hudson, M.D.
Peter Lynch
Robin Thurston
Ryan Williams
Scott Schankweiler
Steve Prather
Susan O'Connell
Tiffany Stephens


 

Click here for a list of the judges

  • Adam Haynes, Managing Director, St. Charles Capital
  • Adam Swiecki, President, Swiecki Enterprises, Inc.
  • Alison Dunnebecke, Tax Partner, Hein & Associates LLP
  • Andrea Young, CIO and VP of Development, BI Incorporated
  • Brent Peterson, Partner, EKS&H
  • Carl Fitch, CEO, Statera
  • James Braun, Operations Director, Google
  • Michael Gellman, CEO, SpireMedia
  • Ryan Arney, Attorney, Davis, Graham & Stubbs LLP
  • Daniel Frydenlund, Founder, FKR Acquisitions

Arjun Gupta of TeleSoft Partners will be the keynote speaker at the dinner. Gupta is “Chief Believer” at TeleSoft, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and part of a new ownership group of the Sacramento Kings NBA franchise.

The dinner will be followed by the APEX Conference and Challenge on September 11. Last year, the association combined two of its longest-running events — The Apex Awards and DEMOGala — into a two-day event honoring people, companies and accomplishments of the state’s tech industry and examining the critical issues facing the industry in the years ahead.

“APEX is more than an awards ceremony, conference and tech challenge,” association officials say. “APEX is your opportunity to be a part of the conversations driving innovation and technology in the state.”

The two-day affair will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Denver. CTA officials have been steadily firming up speakers for the event. So far, the roster will include Erik Mitisek, CEO of the Colorado Technology Association; Rick Dakin, CEO/CoFounder at Coalfire Systems; Michael Locatis, Founder and CEO of Nexusist; and Andrea Young, CIO and VP of Development, BI Incorporated. Recently added speakers include Jack Dangermond, President of Esri; Andre Durand, Chairman and CEO of Ping Identity; Jim Franklin, CEO of SendGrid; and Nick Coppolo, Director of Product Development at SpireMedia.

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Jim Franklin

Jim Franklin

Andre Durand

Andre Durand

Jack Dangermond

J. Dangermond

Nick Coppolo

Nick Coppolo

 
Arjun Gupta

Arjun Gupta

Erik Mitisek

Erik Mitisek

Rick Dakin

Rick Dakin

Andrea Young

Andrea Young

Mike Locatis

Mike Locatis

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