During its annual gala, the Idaho Technology Council recognized several startups and educators who are bringing innovative ideas and entrepreneurial leadership to the community. Founded in 2008, the council is a member-based organization focused on supporting innovation and growth in Idaho’s technology community.
Each year, the ITC gives out ‘Idavation’ awards which highlight exceptional technological and entrepreneurial accomplishments in Idaho.
- The Mt. Borah Visionary Leader Award, which is given to a leader who has expanded the horizons of Idaho’s technology and entrepreneurial community, went to Alice Hennessey. Hennessey is a retired senior vice president at Boise Cascade and founder of the Idaho Community Foundation.
- The Hells Canyon Emerging Company Award, which recognizes a company that experienced a daunting journey to achieve success, was presented to Stukent. The company provides industry-leading educational materials and business simulations that help educators engage their students.
- The Peregrine Innovative Technology Award, which showcases an innovative technology that has been launched successfully, was given to the 6500 Ion SSD engineered by Micron. This product offers affordable and scalable storage for data centers.
- The Sawtooth Stem Educator Awards were given to two Idaho educators who integrate real-world STEM experiences and hands-on activities in the classroom. Misti Newby of Grace, Idaho and Chad Maxton from Caldwell, Idaho were this year’s recipients.
In addition, founding CEO of Kount Brad Wiskirchen and owners of Premier Technology Doug and Shelly Sayer were all inducted into the Idaho Technology Council Hall of Fame.
According to the ITC website, the Hall of Fame celebrates iconic Idahoans who have changed the way we work and play. Past inductees include
“The Hall of Fame is the crescendo event for Idaho’s technology community because it celebrates innovation and highlights successful people who make a difference in our community,” Idaho Technology Council CEO and founder Jay Larson said.
The Policy Champion Award was given to Governor Brad Little for “his work in promoting and growing technology in Idaho,” the ITC said.
“This year’s winners exemplified our theme that ‘tech grows here’ in Idaho,” Larson said.
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