And the 12 Winners of the 2013 Silicon Prairie Awards Are...
All of the winners have been announced and this year's golden analogs have found their new homes.
From hundreds of nominees to 48 finalists, 12 winners emerged Thursday evening at Des Moines' Hoyt Sherman Place. Below you'll find a quick overview of the 2013 Silicon Prairie Awards winners.
Stay tuned to Silicon Prairie News in the coming days for more details from the event, including comments from the winners, reports from the orange carpet, and lots of photos featuring your startup style.
2013 Silicon Prairie Award winners
Mobile App of the Year — NCLEX Mastery by Higher Learning Technologies
Fellow finalists: Battle Bears by SkyVu Entertainment, Bodeefit, and Leap2 Search by Leap2
Service Provider of the Year — Matt Westenburg
Fellow finalists: Black Ops Development, Chris Brown, and Bart Dillashaw
Innovation of the Year — NCLEX Mastery by Higher Learning Technologies
Fellow finalists: CandyCam, EyeVerify, and opendorse
Technologist of the Year — Riddhiman Das
Fellow finalists: Reza Derakhshani, Kelly Kerns, and Matt Secoske
Student Entrepreneur of the Year — Joe Dallego & AJ Nelson
Fellow finalists: Sourabh Chakraborty, John Ruiz, and James Verhoeff
Executive of the Year — Nick Bowden
Fellow finalists: Paul Jarrett, Ben Milne, and Toby Rush
Designer of the Year — Jake Stutzman
Fellow finalists: Stephanie Jarrett, Justin Kemerling, and Rick Knudston
Silicon Prairie Ambassador — Steven Chau
Fellow finalists: Rahul Gupta, Royce Haynes, and Calvin Pappas
Silicon Prairie Champion — Amanda Styron & Andy Stoll
Fellow finalists: Brian Ardinger, Cameron Cushman, and Kevin McGinnis
Investor of the Year — Linseed Capital
Fellow finalists: Angel Capital Group, Dundee Venture Capital, and Josh Cramer
New Startup of the Year — Higher Learning Technologies
Fellow finalists: CandyCam, myEDmatch, and Travefy
Startup of the Year — Eye Verify
Fellow finalists: Bulu Box, Leap2, and MindMixer