WRAL TechWire’s “Full Steam Awards” is back. We’ll be celebrating the best in North Carolina technology and life science, from the best startups to the executives who deserve recognition for remarkable achievements. And WTW readers will help.

Make your nominations for the 12 awards which, true to the Full Steam theme, reflect the best engineers, even a “subway” success. Nominations are open for companies with operations in North Carolina.

On Tuesday, April 28, you are invited to join us at Motorco in Durham to see who the winners are. The event is free, by the way. But you must register to attend.

Nominations for awards open today.

We are breaking the awards into two categories in this the third time we have put on such an event. Six winners – individuals and winners – in startups/emerging companies and established enterprises/public companies.

The Awards

Here are the awards categories for Startups and Emerging Firms:

  • Startup Engineer (top leader/executive, not necessarily CEO but a COO. CFO. CIO)
  • Startup Express (fastest growing/most potential)
  • Startup Tycoon (founders/investors)
  • Startup Freight (delivering success consistently)
  • Startup Subway (fast-growing startup emerging from stealth mode)
  • Startup Conductor (CEO/Chairman)

And on the Enterprise/Large Company side:

  • Enterprise Engineer (top leader/executive, not necessarily CEO but a COO. CFO. CIO)
  • Enterprise Express (established successful companies)
  • Enterprise Tycoon (founders/investors)
  • Enterprise Freight (delivering success consistently)
  • Enterprise Subway (emerging companies, perhaps with IPO or exit potential)
  • Enterprise Conductor (CEO/Chairman)

The Event: It’s Free, Register Early

We couldn’t think of a better time and place to raise a glass to our industry over a pint of local brew – or non-alcoholic if you prefer. We hope to see you there and encourage you to bring as many friends and colleagues as you would like.

We’ll start at 5:30 p.m. with the opportunity to network.

Our awards program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will wrap up by 7:30 p.m.

The first 100 attendees to RSVP will receive a ticket when they arrive for a free pint of the Fullsteam Brewery beer we’ll have on tap.

Register at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-full-steam-ahead-awards-presented-by-wral-tech-wire-tickets-15821216685

Stay tuned for more details about the event and who will be attending.

How To Nominate

Submit your nominations at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YW3F865

Nominations close Friday, March 13, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Voting will open Monday, March 16, 2015.

Visit WRALTechWire.com beginning March 16 to obtain link to vote.

Warning: Email address is required. Ballot stuffing via fake email won’t be allowed.