2nd Annual DC Timmy Awards
2nd Annual DC Timmy Awards

2nd Annual DC Timmy Awards

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1776 Crystal City

2231 Crystal Drive

Arlington, VA 22202

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Voting closes Thursday, December 1 - Vote Today!

From autonomous vehicles and reusable rockets, to ubiquitous VR headsets and universally-popular AR games, high tech went mainstream in 2016. It’s not only SpaceX, Google, and Niantic that have challenged the status quo. It’s our local and national tech communities who are the catalysts for large-scale innovation and we're celebrating their wins!

This December, join Tech in Motion for DC’s 2nd Annual Timmy Awards in an effort to recognize the best places for technology professionals to work.

We are asking the DC tech community to weigh in by voting for the companies and/or managers they believe deserve to win! Organizations and individuals are encouraged to begin voting for any of the following categories:

Best Technology Manager - Vote Now!

  • Andrew Willis - VP of Ecommerce, CustomInk
  • David Wolfand - VP of Engineering, United Income
  • Matt Hagopian - VP of Engineering, LiveSafe, Inc.
  • Philip Schmitz - CEO, CharityEngine
  • Rami Essaid - Co-founder and CEO, Distil Networks

Best Technology Work Culture - Vote Now!

  • AOL
  • Aspire
  • Deloitte Digital
  • Leverege
  • LiveSafe, Inc.
  • Mapbox
  • MobilePosse
  • Optoro
  • SkyBitz
  • Ventera

Best Tech Startup - Vote Now!

  • BigParser
  • Brllnt
  • Gravy Analytics
  • InnovatorsBox
  • MetiStream
  • NotionTheory
  • Rize
  • Senseware
  • United Income
  • Virgil Security

Emcee and Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Shawn DuBravac is chief economist of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer technology companies, which owns and produces CES, the world’s largest gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies.

DuBravac is the author of CTA’s third book Digital Destiny: How the New Age of Data Will Transform the Way We Work, Live, and Communicate (Regnery, 2015), which explores how the world’s mass adoption of digital technologies portends the beginning of a new era for humanity in the realms of economics, health, travel and culture.

In his role as CTA’s chief economist, DuBravac provides crucial economic analysis to association and industry leaders regarding future economic activity and the relative health of the technology industry. He also contributes research on technology trends that underpin the industry.

DuBravac shares many of his insights and ideas on Twitter at @shawndubravac.


2016 Best Tech Startup: Dale Nirvani Pfeifer | CEO and Founder of GoodWorld, 2015 Winner of Best Tech Startup Timmy Award

2016 Best Tech Manager: Chris McPeek | VP of Product Technology of StreetShares, 2015 Winner of Best Tech Manager Timmy Award

2016 Best Tech Work Culture: Zvi Band | CEO and Co-Founder of Contactually, 2015 Winner of Best Tech Work Culture Timmy Award

Demo Companies:

AgoraVR creates tools for companies, organizations, and individuals to present and share their ideas in virtual reality. Their software allows anyone with a virtual reality headset to talk and interact in a 3D virtual space. On top of this software, they develop custom interactive environments for their customers to conduct marketing presentations, training seminars, and direct sales calls with people around the world. We're using virtual reality to make business communications more natural, social, and memorable.

XMachines is a one-of-a-kind 3D Printer manufacturer delivering both high-end performance and affordability. Designed specifically for serious Makers, Product Development specialists, and the Creative Spirit in all of us, the new LOREI model features multi-material prototyping, colossal size sculptures, and even laser engraver options.

Visit Tech in Motion to learn more about The Timmy Awards!

Is there something you are trying to accomplish in the DC tech community? Whether it be product marketing, user acquisition, employment branding, or thought leadership, Tech in Motion can help! We currently have 2016 sponsorship opportunities available that will align with the goals you’re trying to achieve with your new app, company, or upcoming event. For more information follow this link or send us a meetup message!

More about our Host!


1776 is a public benefit corporation that scouts and funds high-growth startups around the world focused on solving society’s most fundamental challenges in sectors like education, energy, transportation and financial services.It hosts more than 500 international events per year that attract heads of state, Fortune 500 CEOs, influential investors and global press.

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