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Tech in Motion Announces 2021 Regional Finalists for 7th Annual Timmy Awards

The Regional Finalists for the 2021 Timmy Awards, presented by Tech in Motion, have been released, and voting is now live to select your city’s favorites!

With hundreds of nominations coming in from across North America, the 2021 Timmy Awards are primed to be our biggest edition ever. For this intense competition, the nominated companies and individuals have gone above and beyond in 2021, showcasing their innovation and ability to adapt to an ever-changing landscape. With the regional finalists now set, the spotlight now turns to you, the tech community, to decide who will get the opportunity to challenge for a North American Timmy Award. Check out your city’s shortlist below, then head to the voting page to select your favorites. You can vote once per day, with the polls closing on September 27th. Make your voice heard, vote today!


Let’s meet our 2021 finalists across the US and Canada!

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Best Tech Startup

The 2021 best tech startup award recognizes companies built by forward-thinking leaders with a product or service that aims to disrupt the market. Nominees in this category exemplify agility, innovation and resilience, as well as an ability to foster an outstanding work environment for its employees.

Best Tech Startup Atlanta Best Tech Startup Boston
Stord Inc. Robin
Insiten Crayon
SmartPM Technologies, Inc. Stavvy
Clean Hands - Safe Hands Activ Surgical
Best Tech Startup Charlotte MarketMuse
Ribbon Hopper Inc.
Lunchbox ThreatX
LaundroLab Insurify
Best Tech Startup Chicago  
Valqari, LLC Best Tech Startup Dallas
cohesion Intelivideo
Threekit Backtracks
LogicGate StackPath
Best Tech Startup New York City  Best Tech Startup Philadelphia
WeThrive Piano
Harri NeuroFlow
Onna Strados Labs
OpenBots QuotaPath
Kaia Health Picwell, Inc.
Augmentir Best Tech Startup SF Bay Area
Ribbon Avail Medsystems
Flawless Forethought
Best Tech Startup Southern California Moogsoft
SuperMoney NIO Inc.
Vydia Emodo
Endpoint Extend
Luxury Presence AssemblyAI
Lingo Reali
Best Tech Startup Toronto Best Tech Startup Washington D.C.
Revolve Technologies Inc. Curbio
WorkTango CultivatePeople
DarwinAI Ostendio
StoryTap Goodshuffle Pro


Best Tech Manager

A 2021 Best Tech Manager personifies leadership, innovation and positive influence. This award celebrates technology leaders and visionaries who go beyond the requisite duties of a manager to empower their team in a changing world.

Best Tech Manager Atlanta Best Tech Manager Charlotte
Joel Michaels, Director of DevOps | M3 Jason Boykins, IT Ops Engineering Manager | Redventures
Justin Michela, Co- Founder & Managing Director | Foureyes Labs Jeremy Proffitt, DevOps Tech Manager | Passport Inc
Nathan Rowe, Director of Customer Sucess | Banyan Hills Technologies Raja Musunuru, Chief Technology Officer |
  Tim Edwards, Executive Director | Ally financial Inc
Best Tech Manager Boston Krishna Inguva, Director of Engineering and Operations | Ally Financial
Jon Everitt, Principal Aerodynamicist and Test Manager | Altaeros  
Mary Reese, Director, Product Management | Agero Best Tech Manager Chicago
Greg Kimball, SVP, Global Head of Email Solutions | Validity Hannah Deason, Managing Director of Operations |  Caxy
Bob Buffone, Co-Founder & CTO | YOTTAA John Pettit, CTO | Backstop Solutions Group
JP Beaudry, CTO & VP of Engineering | edX Suja Chandrasekaran, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Digital & Information Officer | CommonSpirit
Best Tech Manager Dallas Best Tech Manager New York City
David Denton, AVP Engineering | Hathway Chris Quon, Director of Engineering | Convene
Derek Wilson, Chief Technology Officer | SAVI Controls Indu Narayan, VP, Data Engineering | Yieldmo
Nainesh Gandhi, Operation Partner | Amdocs Inc Eric Ong, VP Technical Director | Concentric Health Experience
Poppy Coutinho, Manager of Product and Technology | T-Mobile  
Mohit Gupta, UX Design Lead | Digital Intelligence Systems Best Tech Manager Philadelphia
  Dominick Profico, Executive Vice President & CTO | Mobiquity
Best Tech Manager SF Bay Area Shenali Parikh, Product Manager | STRATIS IoT
Patrick Davis, Senior Director of Product Management | Agero Trevor Kaufman, CEO | Piano
Katie Madding, Chief Product Officer | Adjust Steven Wilson, Co- President | Xpressbet
Glo Gordon, CEO | MATRIXX Software Julia Kastner, VP of Product | NeuroFlow
Virginia Liu, Senior VP | Agora Inc. Matthew Sydney, President & CEO | Picwell, Inc.
Alyssa Cutright, Head of eBay Payments | eBay  
  Best Tech Manager Toronto
Best Tech Manager Southern California Sohail Ramzan, Technical Program Manager | Profound Impact
Chris Pinel, Global Head of Agency | Liftoff Mobile Stephanie Overholt, VP of Product | Moves
Ihar Heneralau, CEO | ICVR Usman Sheikh, CEO & Founder | Web Worx Labs Inc
Sofya Polyakov Co-Founder and CEO | Noun Project  
Krishna Nadiminti, Director, DevOps & SRE | Emburse Best Tech Manager Washington D.C.
Daniel Altobello, VP, Product | InStride Ashish Kachru, President | Altruista Health
  Tammy Perrin, Software Engineering Manager | Google
  Brian Tajo, Sr. Director Product Management | Linear Financial Technologies

Best Tech Work Culture

Finalists of the this award have an exemplary tech work culture (both in the office, and even remotely) that actively promotes technical creativity, diversity, learning and meaningful recognition. They are determined to build and sustain an inclusive environment from the top down, encouraging employees to bring their authentic selves to work every day.

Small to Mid-Size Companies (1-250 Employees)

Best Tech Work Culture Atlanta Best Tech Work Culture Charlotte
Aventis Systems iQmetrix
Salesloft Xceleration
Hatchworks Technologies Ally Financial Inc
InEvent SmartFox Technologies™
  Best Tech Work Culture Chicago
Best Tech Work Culture Boston YCharts
meQuilibrium Codal
EditShare Tandem
iZotope, Inc Lessonly
Wistia SpotHero
  Best Tech Work Culture Dallas
Best Tech Work Culture New York City Smartrise Engineering
Accelirate Inc. StackPath
Cactus Credera
SevenRooms Best Tech Work Culture Philadelphia
The Lifetime Value Co. Even & Odd Minds, LLC
  Penn Interactive
Best Tech Work Culture SF Bay Area Mobiquity
HoneyBook Odessa
SimpleLegal Greenphire
Tekrevol HealthVerity
Elevate Security FreedomPay Inc.
  Best Tech Work Culture Southern California
Best Tech Work Culture Toronto Luxury Presence
Top Hat Revive Concierge
Properly Postscript
DarwinAI MobilityWare
PointClickCare ConsumerDirect
Snapcommerce ICVR
Best Tech Work Culture Washington D.C. Vydia
10Pearls Noun Project
ActiveNav NationBuilder
Upside Travel  

Large Companies (251+ Employees)

Best Tech Work Culture Boston Best Tech Work Culture Chicago
Mimecast Arity
Curriculum Associates Q-Centrix
Nexthink ActiveCampaign
The Predictive Index  
Bullhorn Best Tech Work Culture SF Bay Area
Best Tech Work Culture New York City Avenue Code
Diligent Corporation GRAIL
Haven Life eBay
Laurel Road Integrate
Best Tech Work Culture Southern California Best Tech Work Culture Washington D.C.
Vincit Aledade
SADA Systems Inc. FiscalNote
Kajabi iDirect Government


Best Tech For Good

The 2021 Best Tech for Good Award shines a light on the people and organizations leveraging technology to make the world a better place. This award recognizes a product, service or individual leveraging tech to tackle today's most pressing social, global and environmental challenges.

Best Tech for Good Atlanta Best Tech for Good Bay Area
ParkMobile Xage
Clean Hands - Safe Hands Helium Network
Best Tech for Good Boston Neolth
Wellframe SkyHive
Motional Turntide Technologies
Mentor Collective Sofar Ocean Technologies
Millie Sama
Echobatix, LLC Zoox
Best Tech for Good Charlotte Best Tech for Good Dallas Cinemark
Smart Church Solutions Intelivideo Per Scholas
Best Tech for Good Chicago Best Tech for Good New York City
ShoppingGives Braze
Evive Give Blck
Public Media Institute Real
Best Tech for Good Philadelphia Thnks
This App Saves Lives  
NeuroFlow Best Tech for Good Southern California
TREND Community PBC Xos, Inc.
HealthVerity GoodRx
Ksana Health BlazePod
  Science 37
Best Tech for Good Toronto InStride
Hopeful Inc.  
7D Surgical Best Tech for Good Washington D.C.
iCent MPOWER Financing
Optimity Inc. Aledade
WeavAir Conservation X Labs


Best Enterprise Tech Employer

Recipients of the Best Enterprise Tech Employer award are companies above 1,000 employees that leverage cutting-edge technology tools, encourage creative thinking, champion professional development, and promote diversity, equality and inclusion.

Zoox Thomson Reuters
Slalom Build ActiveCampaign
Rightpoint Morning Consult
Echo Global Logistics CVS Health
Caterpillar Equisoft, Inc.


With Regional Winner Awards ready to be given to deserving companies and managers in cities across North America, there's more opportunity to celebrate your favorites than ever before. It's up to the voters to decide which of these great companies and people will move on to the National Awards.


Regional winners will be announced after voting concludes on September 27th, with the victors moving on to the North American Award level, where nominees will be judged by a panel of industry leaders. All 2021 North American Timmy Award Winners will be announced at the 2021 Timmy Awards Ceremony.

Celebrate with us at the Timmy’s! This year's ceremony will once again be a virtual experience, complete with surprise guests and entertainment, and will take place October 28th streaming live on YouTube. With speeches by winners, words from our impressive panel of judges and much more, mark your calendars or RSVP here to make sure you're a part of the biggest night in tech!

Questions regarding the 2021 Timmy Awards process or how you can get involved? Contact us The Timmy Awards were created in 2014 by Tech in Motion, a North American event series that has connected local tech communities together to meet, learn, and innovate for almost a decade.