40 Minnesota Technology Companies and Organizations Announced as 2021 Tekne Awards Finalists

Winners of each category will be announced at the virtual Tekne Awards celebration on November 17

(MINNEAPOLIS) September 27, 2021 – The Minnesota Technology Association (MnTech) has announced the finalists for the 2021 Tekne Awards in 13 categories that span a wide range of leading-edge technologies. The winners in all award categories will be revealed on November 17 at the virtual Tekne Awards celebration.

“Each year, the Tekne Awards celebrate Minnesota’s leaders and innovators in the technology field,” said Jeff Tollefson, president and CEO of MnTech. “Even amidst an ongoing pandemic, we are excited to recognize these companies and their efforts in spearheading technology and innovation both locally and globally.”

The 2021 Tekne Awards celebration will be held virtually on Wednesday, November 17 at 4 p.m. The awards ceremony celebrates Minnesota’s technology community, drawing in the state’s diverse range of business, educational and government leaders.

For additional information, visit MnTech.org/tekne-awards-2021.

Below is a list of the finalists for the 2021 awards. Descriptions of each category are available at https://mntech.org/download/2021-tekne-awards-category-details/.


AI/Machine Learning

Finalists: Certifi | Digital River | Itasca Consulting Group


Data Analytics

Finalists: Calabrio | Minnesota IT Services | Seagate Technology


Data Security

Finalists: Arctic Wolf | ProcessBolt | RedTeam Security


Digital Marketing

Finalists: Avtex | The Stable | Tunheim Partners


Digital Transformation

Finalists: INGCO International | Minnesota Department of Transportation | WSB | Xcel Energy


Edge Computing & IoT

Finalists: EMC | Lab651


Financial Services Technology

Finalists: GenEQTY | Silicon Prairie Portal & Exchange | SPARK | Total Expert


Healthcare Information Systems

Finalists: Flywheel | Prime Therapeutics


Medical Technology & Devices

Finalists: Fistula Solution Corporation | Minnetronix Medical | VivaQuant


Sustainable Resources

Finalists: Nucleic Sensing Systems | Renew Power Systems | University of Minnesota – Solar Vehicle Project


Tech Talent – Corporate Initiative

Finalists: Black Tech Talent | Minnesota Computers for Schools | Science from Scientists


Tech For Good

Finalists: NCXT | Ramsey County | Spark-Y: Youth Action Labs | Target


Technology Partnership

Finalists: HGA | Large Venue Tech Collective | University of Minnesota


About the Minnesota Technology Association

The Minnesota Technology Association (MnTech) is a coalition of more than 200 member companies united in building a stronger tech ecosystem and innovation economy in Minnesota. Formerly known as the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA), the organization works to ensure that Minnesota’s technology-driven companies have access to exceptional talent, dedicated public policy advocates, and are part of an innovative, inclusive technology community. Learn more at www.mntech.org.

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