Time is running out to make nominations for our fifth WRAL TechWire Awards.

Plus, we’re making some “early bird” tickets available for reservation. Don’t miss your chance to nominate a winner – and to attend our celebration, which will be hosted at Google Fiber’s new HQ in Raleigh.

2017 represents WRAL TechWire’s 15th year of publication, and we want to make awards program a celebration to remember.

Don’t waste time in making nominations. Deadline is noon, March 17.

Make your nominations at:


As for tickets – they always go fast. Reserve yours at:


The awards

Awards are made in two categories: For Startups/Emerging firms and Enterprise companies. These play off the railroad theme which we launched in 2012.

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)

Plus, there will be our annual “Editor’s Choice Awards.”

More information coming soon, including some new awards.

As always, thanks to our many thousands of readers for your continued support.