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Finalists Announced for the 2020 Prometheus Awards Presented by LWBJ

DES MOINES, Iowa (March9, 2020)​ – The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2020 Prometheus Awards presented by LWBJ.

The most prestigious recognition for Iowa’s technology industry, The Prometheus Awards acknowledge individuals and companies impacting Iowa’s over $10 billion technology industry. This year’s finalists epitomize great talent, solidifying Iowa’s reputation as a technology state.

Finalists in each category are:

  • FinTech & InsurTech Company of the Year o Dwolla
    • Jack Henry & Associates
    • LenderClose
    • Lincoln Savings Bank
    • MākuSafe
  • AgTech & BioTech Company of the Year
    • Granular
    • Growers Edge
    • Performance Livestock Analytics
    • PowerPollen
    • Rantizo, Inc.
  • Manufacturing Technology Company of the Year
    • Cemen Tech Inc.
    • Pella Corporation
    • Sukup Manufacturing Co.
    • Vermeer Corporation
    • Wells Enterprises
  • Software Development Technology Company of the Year
    • Conga o Hy-Vee
    • Jack Henry & Associates
    • Kingland Systems Corporation
    • Telligen
  • IT Service Provider Technology Company of the Year
  • Startup Technology Company of the Year
    • Benekiva
    • Growers Edge
    • Tractor Zoom, Inc.
    • VetMeasure, Inc.
  • Creative Technology Solution of the Year
    • Gross-Wen Technologies
    • ITA Group Inc.
    • Lincoln Savings Bank
    • Shaking Earth Digital
    • UnityPoint Health
  • Best Technology Company Culture
    • Far Reach
    • Geonetric
    • ImOn Communications
    • Intoxalock
    • SciPlay
  • CEO of the Year
    • Dane Kuper, Performance Livestock Analytics
    • Cliff Smith, GVL (Global VetLink)
    • Aaron Warner, ProCircular
    • Katie Wilson, TapOnIt Deals
    • Geoff Wood, Gravitate Coworking
  • CIO/CTO/CISO of the Year
    • Michelle Bates, Involta, LLC
    • Terry Dooley, SHAZAM
    • Paul Hlivko, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    • Jeremy Kauten, The VGM Group, Inc.
    • Brian Ness, Principal Financial Group
    • Neil Shah, Iowa Workforce Development
  • Emerging Technology Leader of the Year
  • Technology Community of the Year
    • Cedar Valley
    • Jefferson
    • Story County
    • West Des Moines
  • Technology Company of the Year – Small/Medium
    • Higher Learning Technologies, Inc.
    • LenderClose
    • Performance Livestock Analytics
    • Rantizo, Inc.
    • The Art of Education University
  • Workiva Large Technology Company of the Year
    • Collins Aerospace
    • Hy-Vee
    • Kingland Systems Corporation
    • Lincoln Savings Bank
    • SciPlay

Winners will be announced at the Prometheus Awards on Thursday, April 9, 2020, at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Downtown Des Moines. Reserve your table or purchase individual tickets now at ​​.
The Prometheus Awards are proudly sponsored by:

Presenting Sponsor: LWBJ

Legacy Sponsor: Workiva

Red Carpet Sponsor: Accenture

Excellence Sponsor: Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA)

Valet Sponsor: City of West Des Moines

Award Sponsors: Carrier Access, Ciras, Cultivation Corridor, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Davis Brown Law Firm, Google, Happy Medium, Nyemaster Goode, P.C., Next Level Ventures, ProCircular, Renew Rural Iowa, Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C.

Partner Sponsors: Pratum, Brown Winick Law Firm

For sponsorship opportunities for the Prometheus Awards Presented by LWBJ, contact Vice President of Development, Tyler Wyngarden, at

About the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) is the statewide, member-based organization uniting Iowa’s technology community. TAI advances Iowa’s reputation as a technology state and supports the industry by connecting leaders, driving public policy, fostering diversity and inclusion, and developing talent. Learn more at ​​.



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