Tech Top 50 – 2021
We are excited to officially launch the 2021 MassTLC Tech Top 50!
The nominations period is now open!
Click on each block below to access the nomination form for that category.
As we forge ahead into brighter days, there is no better time to take stock and celebrate all that has been accomplished in the past 12 months by the amazing companies, leaders, and teams that make up the Massachusetts tech ecosystem.
This year, we will recognize 50 companies, individuals, and innovations across 8 categories along with two special individual honorees.
Nominations will open June 7th and run through July 2nd.
Judging from expert panels will take place during the month of July.
Honorees will be announced in September.
2021 Award Categories
Tech for Good: Social Responsibility
This category recognizes companies for giving back in areas such as environmental, social and corporate governance programs; broadband access; community impact (different from DEI). This award is looking for examples of how tech companies address the needs of today’s world.
Best Pivot to Meet the New World
This category recognizes companies for the best pivot or transformation (ie, new business model or market, business/product line, or company restructuring). When someone in the board room said, “this isn’t working,” what happened next?
Tech to Watch
This category recognizes companies for developing a new product in 2020 & 2021. We are seeking new, out-of-beta products and stories about how they were launched. Tell us about your technical achievements in new product launches (e.g., complex engineering and cool new tools).
The category recognizes CEOs for their leadership throughout this past year. We will recognize six outstanding CEOs who were able to not only shepherd their employees through these difficult times but emerge stronger than before. Note: This is not measuring financial and growth outcomes, but instead the resiliency of a leader.
For financial and growth, see Business Accomplishment.
This category recognizes companies for achieving major accomplishments in 2020 & 2021. Examples include major business transactions (e.g., mergers, acquisitions, etc.) or significant business performance (e.g., doubling revenue or headcount).
This category recognizes companies that have made a meaningful impact in areas including diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. Nominees must show examples of equitable programs having a successful impact on employees.
Nominations Opening Day – June 7, 2021
Nominations Close – July 2, 2021
Tech Top 50 Announced – September 2021
Do you have to be a MassTLC member to submit a nomination?
No, you do not have to be a member to submit a nomination.
Is there a limit to how many nominations I can submit?
No, there is no limit to the number of nominations you submit.
Is there a cost to submit a nomination?
No, it is free to submit a nomination.
What happens after my nomination is submitted?
The nominations will be reviewed by a committee comprised of industry leaders in late July.
When are winners announced?
The Tech Top 50 will be named during a virtual event in September, 2021.
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