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Colorado Technology Association announces APEX Awards nominees

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Media Contact: Megan Ryan, Marketing & Events Director, 303.592.4069,

Colorado Technology Association announces APEX Awards nominees
14th annual APEX Awards to be held November 5, 2014

Denver, CO (September 17, 2014) – The annual Colorado Technology Association APEX Awards dinner celebrates Colorado’s outstanding technology innovators, connectors and leaders who have made important contributions to the industry in the past year. The awards ceremony will be held November 5, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency at the Colorado Convention Center. Since 2001, the Colorado Technology Association has hosted this prestigious event to bring together the technology community and celebrate the exceptional people, companies and accomplishments of the year.

Finalists and winners will be recognized as the most outstanding representatives of the Colorado technology industry at the 14th annual APEX Awards dinner on November 5th. Winners in the following categories are listed on the awards website: Company of the Year, Project of the Year, CIO of the Year, Startup of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Teacher of the Year and Woman in Tech.

2014 APEX Awards Nominees

Company Nominees

Individual Nominees


Ingrid Alongi


Brian Amann

Amadeus Consulting

Dave Anderson


Vance Brown

Beneath the Ink

Stephanie Copeland

BEW Global

Robert Eggebrecht

bounce. io

Rebecca Flavin

Cardinal Peak

Amy Fowler-Stadler

Commerce Kitchen

Anthony Franco

Connect First

Vanessa Giacoman

ECS Team

Richard Guenther


Sherri Hammons


Sherisse Hawkins

Fiske Planetarium and Science Center

Amy Beth Herman

FullContact, Inc.

Robert Hettmansperger


Tom Higley


Denise Hulce


Carla Johnson


Marina Johnson

Lagrange Systems

Walter Knapp


Nanxi Liu

MWH Global, Inc.

Peter Lynch

My Dealer Service

Geoff Mina

NewCloud Networks

Rob Norris

Njevity, Inc.

Jason Oliver

On3 Software

Jeremy Ostemiller

P2Binvestor Inc.

Nancy Phillips

PlayerLync, Inc.

Brian Pontarelli

Prescient Co.

Kellyn Pot'vin

Quick Left, Inc.

Claire-L. Rutkowski

Secretary of State's Office

Lucy Sanders

Simple Energy

Karen Shoresman-Frame

Sogeti USA, LLC

Elliot Turner





ViaSat Inc.


Zayo Group

"Colorado has become a hub for technology and the APEX Awards are the annual opportunity to showcase the many accomplishments that contribute to the success of our industry,” said Erik Mitisek, CEO of the Colorado Technology Association. "These outstanding nominees are doing amazing things that elevate our state on the technology and innovation map.”

Volunteer judges who narrowed down this list of impressive nominees included: Matthew Cavarra, Holland & Hart, Allison Dunnebecke, Hein, Mark Endry, ARCADIS U.S., Inc., Mike Gellman, Spire Media, John Leonard, Fairfield & Woods, Mike Marcotte, Acumen Digital, Catharine Merigold, Vista Ventures, Brent Peterson, EKS&H and Marc Spritzer, CoBiz Financial.

Learn more about the APEX Awards here: including details on how to sponsor a table for your company.

About Colorado Technology Association: The Colorado Technology Association (CTA) leads the network of companies and professionals fueling Colorado's economy, through technology. Since 1994, the association has represented Colorado’s technology industry, one of the fastest growing industries in the state. The CTA leads an inclusive network that benefits our member community, advocates for a pro-business and technology-friendly climate, influences the development of a robust talent pipeline and leads initiatives to help companies grow. For more information on Colorado Technology Association, please call 303.592.4070 or visit


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