2019 Award Categories

The 2019 Tech Celebration awards recognize the outstanding tech talent in our community. Honorees are selected from an open nomination process.

Community Builder of the Year


The Community Builder Award is given to an individual or organization who has taken large strides in expanding and supporting the current and future tech talent community. This award is selected by the AIM Institute in order to bring special recognition to this strong community partner.

Tech Student of the Year

The Tech Student award recognizes a tech-savvy high school or college student with an excellent work ethic and superior technical skills. This shining star uses their talents to help others understand how to leverage technology to reach new heights, gain efficiencies and improve their capabilities.

High School Tech Educator of the Year

The K-12 Educator award recognizes a dynamic kindergarten to twelfth-grade educator who helps develop and build the future generation of tech talent. This person is an outstanding technology educator or administrator, a dynamic colleague and a caring mentor to students.

College Tech Educator of the Year

The College Educator award recognizes a post-secondary educator who helps develop and build the future generation of tech talent. This person is an outstanding technology educator or administrator, a dynamic colleague and a caring mentor to students.

Startup of the Year

A startup or small business recognized for their outstanding application of technology. Relevant criteria may include groundbreaking ideas or implementations, innovative product/project deployment or an outstanding return on technology investment.

Best Technology Product of the Year

This award recognizes a company, individual or team who has successfully deployed a product or service that has provided critical impact on an organization or industry.

Tech Champion of the Year

The Tech Champion Award is a special recognition award conferred by the Tech Celebration award committee to an individual or group who has contributed their time and talents to AIM and other tech community initiatives to develop tech awareness and skills in others.

Tech Innovator of the Year

The Tech Innovator award is presented to a creative, outside-the-box organization, group or individual that has demonstrated unwavering dedication to tech innovation. The award recognizes sustained performance or significant contribution related to a specific program/project.

Tech Leader of the Year

An outstanding, executive-level leader of a technology company or a technology division who strives to provide effective, efficient, high-quality service to internal and external clients. This person inspires and supports the growth of others within the tech community.

Enterprise Business of the Year

A medium or large business recognized for its outstanding application of technology. Relevant criteria may include groundbreaking ideas or implementations, innovative product/project deployment or an outstanding return on technology investment.