A wide variety of technology companies as well as 10 startups are among the North Carolina Technology Association’s annual NC Tech Awards winners and finalists.

The winners won’t be announced until Nov. 9 at the NCTA awards dinner.

“There is another great mix of finalists this year from across the state, so we expect an exciting evening celebrating North Carolina’s vibrant tech sector,” said Brooks Raiford, President and CEO.

The finalists in two categories and the startups to watch are as follows:

Technology Corporate Awards

(Recognizes technology companies for innovation, excellence and growth)

  • Software: AvidXchange, Impact Financial Systems, MapAnything, Pendo, PrecisionLender and Sageworks
  • Internet of Things (IoT): ARCA, Cree, K4Connect, ProAxion and Valencell
  • New Media/Digital Marketing: Adwerx, iCiDIGITAL, Netsertive, Oracle + Bronto and Skookum
  • Industry Driven: Adwerx, Citrix Systems, FoodLogiQ, LendingTree, Medfusion and Relias Learning
  • Innovative Product: Cohera Medical, FokusLabs, KeraNetics, Lapetus Solutions, Medfusion and SAS
  • Corporate Impact: Accenture, ERC Broadband, MCNC, Net Friends, RadixBay and Wireless Research Center
  • Small Tech: Cloud For Good, Ekos Brewmaster, Imaginovation, inMotionNow, Pendo and Samanage
  • Mid-Size: AvidXchange, Carolinas IT, Netsertive, Republic Wireless and SoftPro
  • Large Tech: Bandwidth, Inmar, Itron, Relias Learning, TeleHealth Services and TierPoint

Top Ten (10) Startups to Watch

  • Brilliant Sole
  • BruVue
  • CloudGenera
  • Cultivate,
  • Ekos Brewmaster
  • Kingsmen Software
  • ProAxion
  • Quantworks
  • Reveal Mobile
  • Voxelight

Use of Technology Awards

(Recognizes companies, organizations and institutions for their use of technology)

  • Analytics: Credit Suisse, Duke University, Red Ventures, Stealz, Stratifyd and Tresata
  • Business Value: Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, Deutsche Bank, Martin Marietta, Mission Health, QuintilesIMS and Railinc
  • Customer Service: Bandwidth, Jackrabbit Technologies, Pendo, QuintilesIMS and Republic Wireless
  • eCommerce: Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, ChannelAdvisor, Ecomdash, NC Division of Purchase & Contract and Sports Endeavors
  • Innovative Workplace: Betabox, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, Brady Services, MetLife and Oracle + Bronto