2016 Tech10 Awards: Call for Nominations, Applications

Tech Collective announces the launch of its 2016 Tech10 Awards in partnership with Rhode Island Monthly – featuring new categories honoring Rhode Island’s most innovative individuals and companies.

Nominate and apply at www.tech10awards.com. Deadline: Monday, August 15th.

Providence, RI – June 20, 2016 – Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s industry association for information technology and bioscience, in partnership with Rhode Island Monthly, announced today it is accepting nominations and applications for its newly expanded 2016 Tech10 Awards program. This is the program’s sixth year and the second year it will be run in partnership with Rhode Island Monthly. Established in 2010, Tech10 is an opportunity for Rhode Island’s business and technology community to nominate its exceptional champions, employees, colleagues, clients, and partners.

This year’s Tech10 will not only recognize Rhode Island’s best and brightest entrepreneurs and IT practitioners, it will also showcase the amazing individuals and organizations driving innovation, education, and growth across the state’s technology ecosystem at large. This year’s program will allow applicants to apply in multiple categories; and multiple winners per category.

Tech10 Categories:

1.       Entrepreneurship / Startups

2.       Techies to Watch

3.       CIO’s / CTO’s

4.       Corporate Giving

5.       Community Partner

6.       Industry Networking/Education Group

7.       Youth Engagement

8.       Tech Education

9.       Workforce Champion

10.   Women in Tech

Individuals can apply for the awards themselves or submit nominations or applications for colleagues, employees, clients, partners, etc. at www.tech10awards.com. The deadline for all nominations and applications is Monday, August 15th. The 2016 Tech10 Award recipients will be selected by a judging committee of industry professionals. They will be showcased in the November issue of Rhode Island Monthly magazine and honored at an awards celebration to be held on Thursday, November 10th, 2016.


“As an evolving media world embraces convergence and multi-platform providers of information, we are keenly aware of the role technology will play not only in our business but in the lives of all Rhode Islanders”, according to Rhode Island Monthly publisher John Palumbo.  “As a media entity that provides an ongoing view of life in Rhode Island for the past twenty-eight years, this partnership is fitting to bring much needed exposure to the professionals who are involved in so many levels of technology development.”

“We are excited to be partnering with Rhode Island Monthly in announcing the sixth year of the Tech 10 awards,” said Tom Falcone, Executive Director of Tech Collective. Over the past 5 years, Tech10 has served as a recognition opportunity for individuals who exhibit not just technical expertise, but who are also contributing to growing and mentoring the tech community in Rhode Island. The 2016 Tech10 Award program will expand our recognition of individuals for their leadership in driving different areas of the IT industry forward. We look forward to celebrating our 2016 Tech10 Award winners!”

Nominate, apply, and learn more at www.tech10awards.com, or by following Tech10 on twitter with hashtag #Tech10RI. To view Rhode Island Month’s coverage of last year’s Tech10 winners and event, go to www.rimonthly.com.

The 2016 Tech10 Awards are sponsored by Amica Insurance and Cox Business. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Giselle Mahoney at (401) 829-8321 / gmahoney@tech-collective.org or Kieran Keating at kkeating@rimonthly.com.

Rhode Island Monthly Communications, Inc. is a locally owned multi-platform publisher of magazines and specialty publications, including custom publishing projects. Products include several lifestyle and tourism publications serving residents of – and visitors to – Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.

Tech Collective is Rhode Island’s Information Technology and Bioscience Industry Association. We foster the growth, innovation, and economic momentum of Rhode Island’s high-tech industries and workforce. Collaborating with local and national government, industry, and academic partners, Tech Collective programs directly impact Rhode Island. Since its transition from the Rhode Island Technology Council (RITEC) in 2004, Tech Collective has received more than $12M in federal, state, and private grant funding. Awards and funding include Governor’s Workforce Board RI Industry Partnerships, Real Jobs RI, Ready to Work/ Tech Force RI, and national recognition with the state of Rhode Island from President Obama’s TechHire initiative.

Get connected to Tech Collective at www.tech-collective.org, on LinkedIn (Tech-Collective), on Twitter (@Tech_Collective), and on Facebook (TechCollectiveRI).



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