Check out some of our past winners and finalists:
Best Tech Awards
Best Tech Startup
This award recognizes a startup built by forward-thinking leaders with a product or service that aims to disrupt the market. A 2021 best tech startup exemplifies agility, innovation and resilience, as well as an ability to foster an outstanding work environment for its employees. Whether demonstrated by a major funding round, a recent product launch, a successful business pivot or another ground-breaking development entirely, winners of this category have identified what it takes to succeed in today’s competitive market.
Nominees may include any startup with no more than 500 employees, that have been in operation for 10 years or less.
Best Tech Work Culture
This company offers more than great “perks”; it successfully unlocks employee potential through a shared mission and sense of community, inspires performance, and rewards contributions at every level of the tech team. Recipients of this award have an exemplary tech work culture (both in the office, and remote) that actively promotes technical creativity, diversity, learning, and meaningful recognition. They are determined to build and sustain an inclusive environment from the top down, encouraging employees to bring their authentic selves to work every day. They implement strategic hiring practices, explore and celebrate team member differences, and encourage diverse thinking to produce an innovative product and/or service.
Nominees in this category will apply for recognition based on company size: Small – Medium Size Employers (50-250 Employees) and Large Employers (250-999 Employees).
Best Tech Enterprise Employer
Returning in 2021, this award celebrates an enterprise-level employer that fosters technological growth, inclusion, and invention at all levels. Whether marked by a high volume of tech hiring, impressive retention rate, world class employer satisfaction ratings, or unanimous approval of leadership – top enterprise employers go above and beyond to keep their tech talent engaged. Recipients of this award leverage cutting-edge technology tools, encourage creative thinking and champion professional development and work-life flexibility.
Nominees may include any large corporation with 1000+ employees that has technology team members based in any of our participating Timmy Award locations.
Best Tech Manager
A 2021 Best Tech Manager personifies leadership, innovation and positive influence. This award celebrates technology leaders and visionaries who go beyond the requisite duties of a manager to empower their team in a changing world. This person promotes career growth, ensures a great team culture, inspires performance, and successfully leads their team through unexpected territory, all while ensuring the highest quality product and/or service.
Nominees may include, but are not limited to, Technology Managers, Directors, VPs or C-Level Executives based in any of the Timmy Award locations.
Best Tech for Good
The 2021 Best Tech for Good Award shines a light on the people and organizations leveraging technology to make the world a better place. This award recognizes a product, service, or individual using tech to tackle today’s most pressing social, global, and environmental challenges. Winners of this category successfully answered the call to serve, harnessing the power of technology to organize solutions, improve quality of life, and help our communities adapt to a changing world. Recipients will be honored for their outstanding efforts to give back, and lift people up, when they need it the most.
Nominees may include any organization that has a technology team based in any of our participating Timmy Award locations.
The Timmy Awards were created by Tech in Motion, a North American event series with a mission to bring local tech communities together to meet, learn, and innovate. Created by IT Staffing Firm Motion Recruitment, Tech in Motion™ programs are always thoughtfully curated and range from panels to mixers to demos with some of the greatest tech minds around. The crescendo of the Tech in Motion™ series is our Annual Timmy Awards hosted each year to honor the best tech employers across North America. With five coveted tech award categories and access to the nation’s most influential names in tech, the Timmy’s have become a highly sought-after recognition for startups and the Fortune 500 alike.
What to Expect
The Timmy Awards nomination process allows you to either complete the entire application in one sitting or come back to it at a better time! The nomination form first collects general company information and then dives deeper into why your company deserves to win a Timmy Award. You should have the following information available when filling out your nomination: company logo and/or manager’s headshot, company details (such as location, website etc.), and specific insight into why your nominee deserves to win.
We encourage you to nominate a company or tech manager in any applicable award category, free of cost. Nominations for the 2020 awards are now closed. Sign up here to receive 2021 updates.
How finalists are chosen...
Once nominations close, finalists will be chosen in each category based on application quality and relevance. The likelihood that a nominee is chosen as a finalist does not increase based on the number of applications, but rather, is based on merit and quality of the application.
How winners are chosen...
The Timmy Awards now presents two honors in every category — The Regional Community Favorite Award and the North American Timmy Award.
All Timmy Finalists will compete for the Regional Community Favorite title in their respected category and city. Regional winners are voted on and selected in each of our participating Timmy locations by you, the local tech community. Each year, our esteemed finalists bring in tens of thousands of votes from technologists all over North America. Companies and managers with the highest number of votes in each category will win.
This year, all Regional Community Favorites will advance in consideration for a 2021 North American Timmy Award, selected and presented by our expert panel of judges. This year’s panel will evaluate and score all Regional Winners based on answers provided in their nomination, those with the highest average score will win.
Community Voting Rules: Individuals are welcome to vote once every 24 hours. We have a zero tolerance policy for cheating. Therefore, any bots created to vote multiple times on a finalists’ behalf or the use of any third-party platform to pay individuals to vote will result in disqualification.
Recognizing the best tech employers and managers, virtually
Like it’s predecessor, the 2021 Timmy Awards Ceremony will be a very special, entirely digital experience honoring this year’s best tech startups, managers, and employers, as well as those who are using technology to make the world a better place.
Relive the celebration where we recognized members of the tech community for their resilience, agility and exceptional leadership this past year. Guest speakers from Google, Netflix, Siri and more announce winners for the coveted six tech award categories, selected from over 500 nominees across North America.
2020 Ceremony Speakers & Judges
Hall of Fame Speaker, 2020 Host
Engineering Director @ Salesforce
Global Chief Diversity Officer @ Atos
CEO @ re:work training
Co-Founder @ Siri & Viv Labs
CEO @ Pipe
Software Engineering Director @ PayPal
Senior Director of Engineering @ VMware
Angel Investor @ Delaware Crossing Investor Group
Head of Global 5G R&D @ Nokia
Vice President, E2E 5G Systems @ Ericsson
Managing Director @ Shadow Ventures
Venture Capitalist @ Charles River Ventures
Engineering Director @ Google
Engineering Director @ Netflix
Chief of Staff @ Out in Tech
Check out photos from past ceremonies