Tech Nite Nominees & Winners 2001-2020

Below is a listing of past Tech Nite Nominees from 2016 to 2019. The winners are indicated in orange. To view all years (2001-2019) see the pdf version: SVTC past Tech Nite winners and nominees 2001-2020 (pdf).

Award Category2020201920182017
Emerging Business AwardSproutly, LLC

Traipse, Inc.

Checked In, LLC

IT Decisions

Ryzing Technologies

Tributum Tax, LLC



E-N Computers

Raincrow Studios, LLC

Vohtr, Inc.

Blue Vigil, LLC


The Chiedo Companies


Ryzing Technologies

Innovation in Utilization AwardE-N Computers, Inc.

Interchange Group, Inc.


Cub Run Dairy, LC

Matchbox Realty & Management Services, Inc.

Bank Design and Equipment

Canvex LLC

Rivermont Farm

Rockingham Group

Shenandoah Computer Center

Sigora Solar

Total Technology Management

Dr. John Noftsinger
Leadership Award
Phyllis Friesen, Design Concrete Builders Inc.

Tom Lundquist, Staunton City Schools

Anne Marchant, Shenandoah University

Angela Deitz, Augusta County Public Schools

Karrin Lukacs, Shenandoah University

Ian MacRae, E-N Computers

Toni Sheets, Harrisonburg City Public Schools

Nick Swayne; JMU X-Labs, 4-Virginia

Richie Crim / Lord Fairfax Community College

Ron Perry / grep Innovation

Danielle Ross / Netsmart Technologies/Valley Community Services Board

Dr. Harry Reif, JMU College of Business Computer Information
Systems and Business Analytics
Innovation in
Education K-12 Award
Andrei Dacko, Valley Career and Technical Center

Diana Flick, Harrisonburg City Public Schools

Lisa Gibson, Shenandoah County Public Schools

Ryan Hall, Valley Makers Association

Jennifer LaBombard-Daniels, Shenandoah University

Massanutten Technical Center E-SOC

Blue Ridge Community College’s Technology Camps

Jeff Burner, Shenandoah County Public Schools

Clay Chandler, Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center

Andrei Dacko, Valley Career and Technical Center

Angela Deitz, Augusta County Public Schools

Katie Horst, Stuart Hall School

Madison Lucas-Corbett, Alleghany County Public School

Heather Lupton, Warren County Public Schools

Brittany Miller, Winchester Public Schools Perry

Shank, Harrisonburg City Public Schools

Mary Heishman / Staunton City Public Schools

Eric Johnston / Page County Public Schools

Chris Martin / Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School

Christine Richmond / Shenandoah County Public Schools

Amy Sabarre / Harrisonburg City Public Schools

Brian Thomas / Frederick County Public Schools

Matthew T. Britton, Shenandoah County Public Schools

Lucas C. Conner, Alleghany County Public

Chris Dalton, Massanutten Technical Center

Matt Goss, Blue Ridge Community College

Jessica Herr, Staunton City Public Schools

Eric Johnston, Patrick Graybeal, Kathy Chrisman, SD Solutions LLC et al

SGT Kenneth Glass, Fishburne Military School

Remy Pangle, The KidWind Challenge/JMU Wind Energy

Amy Sabarre & Jeremy Aldrich, Harrisonburg City Public Schools

Dr. Oskar Scheikl, Rockingham County
Public Schools

Innovation in Higher Education AwardBizLab

GO Virginia Cybersecurity Program

Autonomous Cart (JACart) Research Group

Shenandoah University

AR/VR Healthcare Simulation Course

GO Virginia Cyber Security Program, Blue Ridge Community College

Computer Science Program, Lord Fairfax Community College

E-Sports Program, Shenandoah University

JMU X-Labs

Lord Fairfax Community College / “We’re Open” Initiative

SU Center for Immersive Learning

“Knowledge to Work” / Lord Fairfax Community College

Software Development and Implementation
University of Virginia, School of Medicine

COL Stacey Vargas, PhD, VMI / VMI Research Laboratory

Innovation in
Development Award
Bryan Tool & Machining



BarTrack, Inc

Budget Referee

Chiedo Labs

HYDRA Systems

JMU Center for International Stabilization and Recovery (CISR)


Dr. Sven A. Brueckner, Axon AI

The Center for International Stabilization and Recovery’s
CAST Project Team (Paul Rittenhouse, Lindsay Aldrich, Heather Holsinger)


Ben Hanson, Serco, Inc.

Community Impact AwardGenerate Impact

Horizons Edge Sports Campus

Valley Makers Association

Exploring Rockingham’s Past (a collaboration between Rockingham County Circuit Court and JMU History & JMU Libraries

United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County

United Way Northern Shenandoah Valley – Valley Assistance Network

Curren Media Group

Explore More Discovery Museum

Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc.

Explore More Discovery
Museum & JMU Debate

Harrisonburg Gift and Thrift, Inc. & Secure
Futures, LLC

Wildlife Center of Virginia

People’s Choice AwardMassanutten Technical Center E-SOCToni Sheets, Harrisonburg City Public Schools Christine Richmond / Shenandoah County Public Schools

Massanutten Technical Center

Regional and State News

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