It’s not a ranking. Techweek 100 celebrates the whole spectrum of individuals and organizations who are impacting the business and technology landscape on a significant scale in cities like Kansas City, organizers said.
Nominations close Sunday, Sept. 9.
“Honorees include fast-growing technology companies, prominent sector investors, key contributing enablers of the digital ecosystem, those at the forefront of creating new technology platforms, and other innovators that bring surprising new ideas to an expanding field,” a press release announcing the nomination period said.
The list recognizes innovators, cultivators, and ambassadors chosen by judges from the Techweek community, Techweek Advisory Boards, and Techweek team. The 2018 Techweek 100 list for Kansas City is expected to be unveiled Sept. 17.
Honorees in each of the three categories typically are divided as follows:
- Ambassadors (25 individuals) — Founders, influencers, and prominent voices who act as positive representatives for the tech community;
- Innovators (50 organizations) — Companies, both established organizations and rising startups, shaping their industries via innovative technology; and
- Cultivators (25 organizations) — Venture capital firms and funds, incubators, educational institutions, and other organizations that support and enable the tech ecosystem
The annual Techweek Kansas City event series is set to return Oct. 8-12 with with national tech, venture capital, nonprofit and blockchain leaders among the speaker lineup.
In addition to the Techweek Expo and a wide-range of tracks, signature events for the week include the Pure Pitch Rally, BetaBlox Demo Day, Techstars Demo Day and the LaunchKC competition, which will see $500,000 in grants awarded.