Philadelphia: Here are your nominees for the 2019 Awards

Every day, we at talk to technologists, entrepreneurs and leaders building in Philadelphia. They span different categories of company and job title, and have different paths and plans for getting to the ultimate destination.

Through them all, a couple of threads become clear: a resounding commitment to making an impact in their city, and the fact that bringing change is hard.

So, let’s take a night to get together and recognize the people, companies and partnerships powering the local community. They deserve it.

On Thursday, Dec. 12, the 2019 Awards are coming to Philadelphia, highlighting the people and teams making big contributions inside new ventures, and on the local economy as a whole. (These honors are the natural, albeit tech-specific successor to the now-defunct Philly Geek Awards, which we co-organized for two years, last in 2017.)

Join us from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Guru in Center City, where we’ll have a ceremony complete with recognition of winners and awards to take home. And our first-ever RealLIST Engineers will be honored that night, too; nominations are now closed, but look for that list to be published toward the end of October.

But first, we have to pick the award winners. And we need your help. Follow the orange button to vote in seven categories. Voting is open through Thursday, Nov. 7. For some added background, check out more about each nominee below.

Congrats to our portfolio companies that have been nominated! Please vote! 

Invention of the Year

  • TrekIT Health —  The company founded by Penn professor Dr. Subha Airan-Javia that offers a set of efficiency tools for clinicians, is in the middle of a $2 million raise, and was pitched at last month’s PACT Capital Conference to a live audience
  • NeuroFlow — The mental health care and analytics platform that’s made moves such as partnering with Jefferson Health and with genetic testing company Genomind to expand its services
  • Augean Robotics’ Burro — The robotic cart that follows farm and other workers around and can travel autonomously, founded by a RAPID accelerator graduate that raised a $1.5 million seed round to grow Augean staff and scale the deployment of its technology earlier this year

Growth Company of the Year

  • Phenom People — The Ambler Yards-based maker of a talent experience management platform that raised $22 million for global expansion and recently announced a strategic reseller agreement with a European employer branding and recruitment marketing agency
  • Sidecar — The Center City-based performance marketing firm that’s growing fast, with recent raises in addition to receiving funding from the new Global Opportunity Philadelphia Fund


Read the full article and list here.