The Annual Awards event is the premier event of SWFLTech. Technology professionals from across industry sectors connect and celebrate the accomplishments of their peers. Attendees enjoy an engaging presentation that highlights the recent accomplishments of SWFLTech and share the organization’s vision and goals going forward.

Awards Categories:

  • Innovation Award, recognizing technical achievement by a Southwest Florida technology company.
  • Transformation Award, highlighting the use of technology in government, nonprofit, or companies outside the technology sector to address a business or operational challenge.
  • Leaders in Technology Award, recognizing the leading figures at the forefront of disruption and innovation, playing a central role in helping organizations use technology to its full potential, as well as in the public, STEM programs, sector for the benefit of the SWFL community.
  • Technology Student Award, recognizing a high school or college student pursuing higher education or a career in technology.
  • Startup of the Year Award, recognizing a local startup business with an entrepreneurial spirit that employs forward-thinking leaders, possesses a great work environment, and produces an innovative product that aims to disrupt the market.
  • Leader in adversity of Covid-19 Award, recognizes a business professional in the field of technology that took a leadership role and made significant accomplishments for technology, community and or business during COVID-19 uncertainty. This is a unique award to be acknowledged only in 2020.

2019 Award Winners:

  • Innovention Award, Cigent Technology, Inc.
  • Transformation Award, Soma, Chico's FAS, Inc.
  • Technology Woman of the Year Award, Reema Bhatia, Stickboy Creative
  • Technology Student Award, Klaudia Fisheku, Florida Gulf Coast Univerity & Sophia Vellozzi, Gulf Coast High School

To submit a nomination for next year's event (2020), please click on the category above to fill out the application.

Everyone accepting a nomination will be sent an application to complete.

For questions regarding the SWFL Tech Awards, email

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