Celebrating the drive, passion, and spirit of innovators in our community while inspiring those who are just starting their journey.
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The Innovator Awards Luncheon celebrates the drive, passion, and spirit of innovators in our community while inspiring those who are just starting their journey.
When talking about game changers in technology or business, people often look at Seattle entrepreneurs and companies for inspiration. But world-class innovation and development is happening right here in NCW. It is important for us to shine a light on those in our community – our neighbors, family, and friends – who are excelling in their industries, championing growth for our community, and paving the path for the next generation.
2023 Innovator Awards Luncheon
Wed, November 08, 2023 | 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Wenatchee Convention Center
Please save the date for NCW Tech Alliance's 22nd Annual Innovator Awards Luncheon - Celebrating the drive, passion, and spirit of innovators in North Central Washington while inspiring those who are just starting their journey!
Every year, the community nominates champions across the region in five award categories. Learn more about each award below. Nominations are now open until September 26th through the google forms linked below each category.
Since 2001, over 100 innovators have been recognized for their innovation in entrepreneurship, technology, and STEM education.
Join us on November 8, 2023 to celebrate our five award recipients.
Entrepreneur of the Year
The Entrepreneur of the Year Award is presented by Peoples Bank. This award honors an entrepreneur who has the vision and ability to see a need and fill it.
STEM Champion of the Year
The STEM Champion of the Year Award honors educators and community members who are pursuing innovative approaches to learning through STEM experiences.
Newcomer In Technology
Newcomer in Technology Award will be given to a company, department, or organization that has demonstrated a transformation to the work environment using technology or created a new technology to benefit an entire industry.
STEM College Innovator of the Year
The STEM College Student Innovator of the Year award goes to a post-secondary student enrolled in a college, university, or trade school who demonstrates critical thinking, creativity, and leadership in their studies.
(K-12) Future Technology Leader of the Year
The Future Technology Leader of the Year award is presented by Equilus Capital Partners. This award is presented to K-12 students or students who demonstrate leadership and innovation through a class project.