Tomorrow morning, two months after a record number of DC-area nonprofits applied to the 2014 Technology Innovation Awards, an expert panel of technology executives from 24 major companies, and two representatives from last year's winning nonprofits, will review each technology idea and choose two finalists in each of the three cause categories: PreK-12 & STEM Education, Workforce Development & Skills to Succeed, and Veterans & Military Families.
Leaders from top technology companies such as Google, Facebook, Salesforce, GE, Blackboard, CenturyLink, and Accenture, to name just a few, will evaluate the project ideas through the collective lens of an experienced technology professional in the for-profit world. Leaders from YWCA National Capital Area and Potomac Riverkeeper, winners of the 2013 Technology Innovation Awards, will represent the nonprofit perspective in the meeting.
After the six finalists are selected tomorrow morning, representatives from each of those nonprofits will present their project ideas to the judges in October, and the panel will choose the three winners.
The winning nonprofits will be recognized at the Celebration of Technology on November 6 at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center downtown.