Nominate Your Startup for Technology First Award

February 21, 2018

Technology First is an IT industry trade association, whose goal is to “transform the Dayton region into the gold standard for the best-connected Information Technology community.” A great opportunity that is approaching is the Technology First Awards, where businesses can recognize individuals and teams exemplifying Technology First values. An individual can be nominated in the following categories:

Most Promising Startup

A technology startup that has shown great innovation and promise in the Dayton and SW Ohio region.

IT Executive of the Year 

A senior level professional responsible for influencing progress and developing teams through leadership excellence.

Emerging Technology Leader

An IT professional that has exhibited excellence and technical leadership within their organization.

Best IT Services Company

An IT company that has increased its investment in the Dayton and SW Ohio region through revenue, jobs, or capacity.

Outstanding Technology Team

An IT department that has impacted the efficiency, productivity & performance of their company.


Award of Excellence – Student Project

An IT college student or team that exhibited excellence while delivering a capstone project.


Nominations are to be submitted by Friday, February 23, 2017 at The Leadership Awards will be presented at the University of Dayton, Flight Deck on Thursday, May 3, 2018, from 4-6 pm.


For any questions regarding the nomination process or Technology First Awards in general, contact Marcia Albers at [email protected].