Dwolla, WebFilings lead Iowa tech awards as finalists in seven categories
Dwolla takes home the Technology Company of the Year award at last year's Prometheus Awrads.
Dwolla and WebFilings could make a repeat performance in April as both Iowa startups have been named finalists for the awards they took home at last year's Technology Association of Iowa's Prometheus Awards. On top of earning recognition in the Technology Company of the Year categories – small/medium business and large/enterprise business, respectively – the two combined for appearances in nearly half of this year's 16 categories.
On Monday, the Iowa nonprofit dedicated to the state's technology industry announced the 47 companies and individuals that will be vying for one of its award trophies April 9. The event, now its eighth year, aims to recognize achievements in technology and innovation.
This year, 98 nominations were submitted across the award categories, representing one of the event's most competitive pools yet, according to the organization's press release.
The awards ceremony, part of the organization's "TriTechTa" event series, is April 9 at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines. More information and tickets ($100 for non-TAI members, $89 for TAI members) can be found at technologyiowa.org.
2013 Prometheus Award Finalists
Categories featuring startups
IT Service Provider of the Year: Circle Computer Resources, Involta, Paragon IT Professionals and Sogeti
Clean Energy Innovation: CQM Systems, Hy-Vee and RINAlliance
Best User of Technology: Hy-Vee, Iowa State Association of Counties, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group, Nationwide App Development Center and Quester
Innovation in Teaching: Dallas Center Grimes - Ben Chadwick, East Buchanan - Mark Nall, Electronic Crime Institute at DMACC, St. Ambrose University and UNI Interactive Digital Studies
CIO/CTO/CSO of the Year: Lane Arthur (DuPont Pioneer), Darren Baty (Hy-Vee) and Dennis Mehmen (Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance)
Life Sciences Company of the Year: Harrisvaccines, IDx, MedCara Pharmaceuticals, Terpenoid Therapeutics and Trans Ova Genetics
For more on the Prometheus Awards, see the video below from last year's ceremony.
Notes: Silicon Prairie News is a media sponsor of the Prometheus Awards.
Credits: Photo from Technology Association of Iowa on Facebook. Video from