On Thursday, September 10, a panel of expert judges met review applications for the 2015 Technology Innovation Awards.
The judges represented the collective perspective of both for-profit and non-for-profit organizations. Technology executives from leading companies including, but not limited to, Accenture, Amazon Web Services, and CenturyLink, as well as leaders from Good360, the National Military Family Association and Alexandria Seaport Foundation, 2014 Technology Innovation Award winners, worked together to assess the merits of each application.
The judges evaluated innovative plans put forward by local nonprofits in the cause areas of PreK-12 and STEM Education, Skills to Succeed & Workforce Development, and Veterans and Military Families. Particular emphasis was placed on identifying which organizations presented the most innovative technology projects that would have the biggest impact on the communities they serve.
With a record number of applications this year, the decision was not easy. While the panel sought to select two finalists in each of the three cause areas, seven finalists were chosen due to a tie in the Skills to Succeed category.
This year, the following organizations have been selected:
PreK-12 and STEM Education
Skills to Succeed & Workforce Development
- District of Columbia Law Students in Court, Inc. (LSIC)
- The Arc of Northern Virginia
- Year Up National Capital Region
Veterans and Military Families
These organizations will deliver a final presentation the judge panel on October 22nd, after which the three winners of the 2015 Technology Innovation Award Winners will be selected!
The winning nonprofits will be recognized at the Celebration of Technology on November 5th at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center downtown.
Congratulations again to our finalists and thank you to all the nonprofits that applied this year. The Technology Innovation Awards applications never cease to inspire all of us here at 501cTECH.