The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council announced six winners in its 10th annual TechAwards Thursday night at a ceremony attended by more than 350 technology executives from around the Annapolis-Baltimore-Washington, D.C., region. The honorees are:
Tech Company of the Year Award: 2U, Landover
2U Inc. partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver online degree programs through cloud-based software.
Innovator Award: BTS Software Solutions, Columbia
BTS Software Solutions, a Veteran Owned Small Business, is a team of service-minded professionals who create impactful solutions for their community’s real and complex communications problems. Their portfolio includes mobile technologies, advanced applications, enterprise-wide development, applied research in cognitive science, speech-to-text technology, and cutting edge data compression technologies.
The Rising Star Award: VersaTech, Inc., Columbia
Established in 2005, VersaTech is an Information Technology contractor that provides management and innovative technology solutions to government and commercial clients at the national, state and local level.
Best Place to Work Award: Groove, Baltimore
Founded in 2007, Groove is delivers digital solutions to small and mid-sized businesses, ranging from eCommerce, web design, inbound marketing, and branding. Groove has forged prominent partnerships with some of the world’s leading software programs like Magento, HubSpot, Shopify, and Salesforce.com.
Woman in Tech Award: Angela A. Brown, Founder, CEO & President, Victory Global Solutions, Columbia
Angela is founder, CEO & president of Victory Global Solutions, a Systems Engineering and Information Technology (IT) Solutions company whose mission is to provide catalyst leading, strategy-aligned technology change resulting in tangible business results.
The Future Innovator Award & Steven W. Oxman STEM Achievement Award: Clayton Cobb, South River High School, Anne Arundel County
Clayton is a senior at South River High School and is involved in Project Lead the Way. With a 3.65 GPA, Clayton has made honor roll every year and was one of the first students in the new Unmanned Aerial Systems class in the 2013-14 school year. He is also the build operations officer for the Power Hawks Robotics FIRST Robotics Competition Team at South River, where he is in charge of 40 students who must build a 120-pound robot for a yearly competition.
In addition to the awards above, The Legend’s Circle Company Award was presented to Baltimore-based UnderArmour in recognition of its pursuit of innovation, ongoing leadership in the Maryland tech community and recent advancement in wearables and connected fitness. Scott Ferber, founder of Advertising.com and chairman & CEO of Videology was given The Legend’s Circle Individual Award in recognition of his game-changing leadership and impact on the Maryland tech ecosystem.