If you’ve ever worked in the Kansas City tech industry, chances are you know dozens of the faces appearing on the Techweek 100 list.
Featuring such figures as Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure and Think Big Partners Managing Director Herb Sih, the list “identifies leaders who have made a significant impact on the technology and innovation ecosystem in which they operate.”
“The Techweek100 includes leaders of fast-growing tech companies, prominent investors, key enablers of the digital ecosystem, creators of new technologies, and other innovators that make important contributions to their field,” the company wrote on its website. “The Techweek100 is not a ranking, but rather an annual list of 100 most distinguished technology organizations and their leaders selected by the Techweek community.”
The criteria to be nominated for the list included: originality; prominence; growth; gumption; and pertinence. Other notable names on the list included Cerner CEO Neal Patterson, Garmin CEO Clifton Pemble, Techstars managing director John Fein, ShotTracker CEO Bruce Ianni and many others.