Digital community for tech companies, investors and professionals presents second annual Tech Culture Awards to recognize company cultures across the nation
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Dec. 22, 2020 – – Tampa Bay Innovation Center (TBIC), a business incubator and coworking entrepreneurial center, has been announced as a finalist for Powderkeg’s 2020 National Tech Culture Awards. This recognizes Tampa Bay Innovation Center as having one of the best cultures in tech in communities beyond Silicon Valley.
The awards were held at Powderkeg’s first-ever two-day Unvalley Virtual Conference. The conference focused on best practices within emerging tech ecosystems worldwide and highlighted the importance of the resources and leadership needed to support entrepreneurs.
Tampa Bay Innovation Center was honored in the startup culture category. “We are proud to be recognized by Powderkeg. It is important to our team that we set forth a company culture that represents the tech community. Given this was an extraordinary year for most all businesses due to the pandemic, it was even more important for our team to remain flexible for our clients”, said Tonya Elmore, president and CEO.
The award winners were selected after their participation in Powderkeg’s 2020 Tech Culture Awards, a survey that gathered information from technology-powered software, hardware, product, and services companies across the country about the culture within their workplace. Employees rated their companies and employers on several topics that contribute to company culture, including leadership, diversity and inclusion, career path, work-life balance, and remote work. There are also categories based on teams and regions where companies are headquartered. Awards are based on application responses and survey rankings by each company’s employees.
Winners were recognized for one or more of the following categories:
- Top-Rated for Work-Life Balance
- Top-Rated Leadership Team
- Top-Rated Career Path
- Top-Rated Remote Work
- Top-Rated for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Top-Rated Overall Culture
- Top-Rated Sales & Marketing Team
- Top-Rated Customer Experience (CX) Team
- Top-Rated Product Team
- Top-Rated Engineering Team
- Regional Best Overall Culture: Southeast, Midwest, Northeast, Central, Northwest, Southwest
- Best Startup Culture
- Best Scaleup Culture
- Best Enterprise Culture
Powderkeg’s Unvalley Virtual Conference provided a platform for companies to connect with some of the biggest opportunities in tech beyond Silicon Valley. The 100+ winning companies were recognized for being culture leaders at a national level, and 18 companies were awarded with top honors.
Learn more about the finalists at powderkeg.com/awards.
About Tampa Bay Innovation Center:
Tampa Bay Innovation Center supports entrepreneurial success, fosters the creation of high-tech jobs and develops new sources of technology and manufacturing capabilities by nurturing early stage ventures as they grow and launch their products into the marketplace. The Innovation Center offers programs that are tailored to the innovator/entrepreneur and address business intelligence, planning and business formation, strategy execution and technology transition.