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CEG 22nd Annual Technology Awards

June 28 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm


The Annual Technology Awards celebrate and honor the Capital Region’s most innovative and inspiring companies and individuals whose pioneering and entrepreneurial successes are bettering our communities by strengthening our workforce and creating new jobs and opportunities. The winners are selected by our awards committee, comprised of local technologists, business leaders and entrepreneurs.

2018 Award Application Process is now OPEN!

**2018 Application Process consists of 2 parts: (1) Online form (2) Video submission**

PDF files for reference: Application Process | Criteria | How to Upload to YouTube


** Self-nominations are encouraged, but not required! **

Deadline for Submission: Friday, April 27 – NOON


Economic Winner:  Company is more than 5 years old; has 20+ employees in the region; $8M+ in annual revenue and exhibits substantial and sustained growth in sales and profitability

Lift-Off: Company is 2-10 years old; has 2+ employees in the region; has $1M+ in annual revenue and has overcome initial funding barriers and demonstrates scaling of business

Start-Up Star: Company is 1-5 years old; has 1+ employees in the region; has under $1M in annual revenue; has formed a legal entity and is an early-stage start-up.

Technology Innovation: Company must have formed a legal entity; has 1+ employees in the region, and has (a) developed new technology and is using it to serve new markets, (b) leveraged new technology that has led to increases in own productivity, sales or new markets, or (c) taken technology from another entity and brought it into the market via tech transfer.

Technology Trailblazer: Individual who has contributed to the development of the technology economy in the Capital Region through the formation of new business(es), products or processes OR Individual who exemplifies risk-taking entrepreneurial spirit OR Individual who has contributed to development of new technology through research that has been adopted by an industry or has been commercialized by them or another company. Ideally the individual will have been involved in R&D that has contributed to advancements in an industry that have been adopted more than once, to truly be a trailblazer.

Jeffrey A. Lawrence Lifetime Contributor Award: Individual who has shaped and had a clear impact on the technology community in the Capital Region; Individual who has offered their time, expertise and knowledge networks in support of technology companies and entrepreneurs.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, June 28 | Location: Rivers Casino, Schenectady NY
Time: Registration – 4:00pm | Awards Ceremony – 4:30pm
Networking Celebration along the Mohawk River – 6:00 – 7:30pm
[ Heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails & music ]

**Registration is not yet open — check back soon!**

Special discounts will be available for CEG top tier investors and young professionals – stay tuned!

Sponsorship opportunities are available: Download sponsorship packet


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Leaders of the Times Union realized very early that in order for us all to grow we had to work together. As such, we are proud to be a Funding Partner of the Center for Economic Growth, and to be an integral part of what is now known as New York’s Tech Valley. As the region’s leading media organization, the Times Union is deeply embedded in this community. Our commitment to reporting the news fairly and independently, sponsoring local events and supporting local businesses helps to strengthen our area and make it a better place for all to work and live.

Now, more than ever, the Times Union is committed to remaining relevant to our readers and the businesses that support us.

Recently, we have taken a look at how our subscribers want to receive their news and have launched an innovative subscriber platform that keeps readers coming back; both online and in our print format.

For our advertisers, we now offer the Hearst Digital Agency. With this new offering, we can help businesses thrive and grow and add state-of-the-art digital media solutions in addition to the broad reach of the Times Union and tu.com

For the past year, the Hearst Media Center has been the center of communication with our readers. This 11,000 square foot Town Hall allows us to present topic of interest to our community and hear what they have to say.

The Times Union is part of Hearst, one of the world’s leading media, information and service companies. In the Capital Region, our suite of products extends beyond the daily newspaper, to include magazines, the region’s leading web site including a mobile site and a tablet platform.

All this makes the Times Union a valuable resource for the growing and diverse needs of the Capital Region’s business community.


Contact Andrea Swank with questions.



June 28
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Rivers Casino
1 Rush St.
Schenectady, NY 12308 United States
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