Finalists Announced for the 2013 NCTA 21 Awards

RALEIGH, N.C.--()--The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina, today announced the finalists for the NCTA 21 Awards. The NCTA 21 Awards is North Carolina's only statewide technology awards program, recognizing companies, organizations and individuals that have characterized excellence, innovation and leadership in 21 categories.

A review committee comprised of non-profit, media, education, and technology leaders across the state selects the finalists. The awards process culminates with the NCTA 21 Awards Gala on November 7, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, N.C., where 800-plus leaders will gather to celebrate the tech sector and honor finalists in each category. Winners will be announced live that evening. The finalists are:

Technology Industry Awards

  • Most Innovative Internet/New Media Company: Automated Insights, Gather Digital, Lolly Wolly Doodle, PopUp, New Kind, WedPics
  • Software Company: AvidXchange, ChannelAdvisor, Citrix, SciQuest, WebAssign
  • Best Product or Service Company: AvidXchange, Bandwidth, Epic Games, Freudenberg IT, Turphone
  • Industry Driven Company: ARCA, CivaTech Oncology, Epic Games, Parata, Quanta Technology
  • Best Internal Implementation of Technology: City of Raleigh, NC Department of Health and Human Services, NC Office State Budget & Management, ReCommunity, Stop Hunger Now
  • Clean Technology Award: Cree, GEEP, Phononic Devices, PlotWatt, Power Analytics
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences Company: Can-Diag, CivaTech Oncology, Liquidia, Medicago, TearScience

Stage of Development Awards

  • Most Innovative Small Company: CloudWyze, Odigia, PopUp, Power Analytics, Truphone
  • Most Innovative Large Company: Cisco, Cree, Epic Games, Parata, Red Hat
  • Emerging Company: AffinityAnalytics, DealCloud, Next Glass, Odigia, Validic
  • Small Company: ArchiveSocial, Automated Insights, Cloudbilt, Protochips, StepLeader
  • Mid-Size Company: AvidXchange, Internetwork Engineering, LendingTree, SciQuest, Varrow, WebAssign
  • Large Company: Accenture, Cisco, EMC, Freudenberg IT, Windstream Communications
  • Fast Growing Small Company: Appia, Automated Insights, Cloudbilt, JB Media, PointSource, Samanage
  • Fast Growing Large Company: AvidXchange, Bronto Software, Netsertive, SciQuest, Varrow

Excellence Awards

  • Best Customer Service Company: Accenture, C5 Insights, Lenovo, SAS, Technology Associates
  • Corporate Impact Company: Citrix, EMC, Google, Lenovo, LexisNexis, SAS
  • Best Workplace Culture: Bandwidth, BioAgilytix Labs, Jackrabbit Technologies, Red Hat, WebAssign

NCTA will also present three individual awards, including:

  • Public Leadership: awarded to a public sector individual who has provided leadership in the use of technology to advance North Carolina
  • Tech Exec of the Year: decided by an online poll to be launched in early September, this award recognizes a senior NC-based executive who is recognized in the community as a top technology leader
  • Outstanding Achievement: presented to an individual who, over their career, has helped advance the technology industry

Winners will be announced at the NCTA 21 Awards Gala, November 7. For more information, visit

About NCTA

The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. NCTA is the intersection of leadership and technology.


North Carolina Technology Association
Marc Montoro, 919-890-0773

Release Summary

The North Carolina Technology Association announced the finalists for its NCTA 21 Awards, NC's only statewide tech awards program. Winners to be announced at NCTA 21 Awards Gala on November 7.


North Carolina Technology Association
Marc Montoro, 919-890-0773