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TAI announces finalists for ninth-annual Prometheus Awards

Des Moines February 26, 2014 by Megan Bannister

The Technology Association of Iowa this week announced the finalists for the 2014 Prometheus Awards, which will be held April 9 in Des Moines. 

With 93 nominations submitted across the Awards' 13 categories, TAI says the showing for the ninth-annual Prometheus Awards represents "one of the most highly competitive pools to date."

Iowa startups and a number of startup leaders were nominated in a number of categories, including:

  • Mobile App of the Year: Allied, Hatchlings Match, Jackpot Party Casino Slots and NCLEX Mastery 
  • Top Growth Company of the Year: Caleris, Higher Learning Technologies, MediRevv and PhantomEFX
  • CEO of the Year: Wade Arnold, Banno; Brad Dwyer, Hatchlings; Dennis Henderson, Ready Wireless; Chris Klitgaard, MediRevv; Ben Milne, Dwolla; and Alec Whitters, Higher Learning Technologies
  • Student Innovation of the Year: clusterFlunk, Collegio Innovation, Gross Renewables LLC, Iowa Student Learning Institute, Solverpedia, University of Northern Iowa and Widespread Threads 
  • Break Out Award: Higher Learning Technologies, BirdDog, PhantomEFX, My Online Camp and Dwolla
  • Outstanding Startup Company of the Year: eVizzit, Foundations in Learning, GoodBlogs, iTracking Research and TelePharm 

The winners of each category will be announced during the event April 9 from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines. Tickets for the Prometheus Awards can be purchased online and cost $89 for TAI members or $100 for non-members. 


For a complete list of finalists, visit the Technology Association of Iowa's website.

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