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ConnectiTECH Awards to Honor Tech Growth

Statewide ConnectiTECH Awards to Laud Innovation is the New Home of the Marcum Tech Top 40

The Connecticut Technology Council announces an all new gala award event: the ConnectiTECH Awards, Home of the Marcum Tech Top 40. Designed to celebrate the advancements, culture, and individuals driving the tech community in Connecticut, the inaugural ConnectiTECH Awards will happen the first week of October, 2018. The CTC and friends will bring together budding entrepreneurs, high-powered CEOs, industry leaders, outsiders, and newcomers to network, share, and grow the tech community Connecticut deserves. Wine, dine, and join in the celebration of all things Connecticut tech with us at the ConnectiTECH Awards.

As part of an ongoing effort to bring ever-more companies into the growing Connecticut technology community, CTC is developing two new awards for the places and people making change: Coolest Tech Workspace and Most Disruptive Technology. With Coolest Tech Workspace, CTC hopes to underscore the culture and environment that Connecticut’s tech employers are offering their employees. These spaces can be quirky, unique, and designed to foster creativity, collaboration, and most importantly, the next generation of tech company employees. The workplaces can be traditional with a twist, offer crazy in-house perks (on-site brewery? in-house masseur? free meals? visiting petting zoo?), or have access to tech toys like no other, rivaling their Silicon Valley counterparts. If this sounds like your workplace, make sure you get to snapping a few shots of your space, and nominate when applications open!

Crafted to highlight old school Yankee Ingenuity and the kind of genius that Connecticut still turns out consistently, the Most Disruptive Technology Award is reserved for those creators who embody the Nutmeg State spirit in the age of A.I., Uber, and mega moon-shots. If you’re a CT company or entrepreneur who has apple-cart-upsetting creations in the tech sector, this award should have your name on it!

Applications for the Coolest Tech Workspace and Most Disruptive Technology awards will open the first week of July to interested startups, scaleups, entrepreneurs, and corporations.

The Marcum Tech Top 40, the premiere awards event honoring Connecticut’s 40 fastest growing tech-enabled companies, has been the standard of achievement for growing companies in Connecticut for a decade. Now entering their 11th year as a part of ConnectiTECH, these awards will continue recognize technology leaders in six industry sector: Advanced Manufacturing, Energy/Environmental, Life Sciences, New Media/Internet/Telecom, IT Services, and Software. Companies are both privately and publicly held and have at least $3 million in annual revenue and a demonstrated record of revenue growth in each of the preceding four years. Applying companies submit financials to be reviewed by Marcum LLP’s expert accountants and those who qualify will be honored at this year’s ConnectiTECH Awards. The 2017 list of the Marcum Tech Top 40 can be found here. Previous winners and honorees include heavy-hitters in their respective niches from CT like Datto, Inc., Priceline Group, Frontier Communications, and more.

The ConnectiTECH Awards are part of an ongoing effort to ensure that tech and tech-enabled companies of all stages of growth from all corners of the state are brought into the technology community. The evening will include exceptional dining and cocktails, the awards presentations, and top-notch networking among Connecticut’s established and growing tech companies and entrepreneurs.

Companies who think they’ve got what it takes to compete for the Marcum Tech Top 40 should apply today, as the applications deadline is rapidly approaching on June 27! And sign up for our weekly email to keep your eyes out for more on the ConnectiTECH Awards celebration.

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