Catching up with Tekne winners at the MHTA Spring Conference


MHTA_SpringConferenceLogo2012More than a thousand technology professionals, educators, policymakers and entrepreneurs gathered downtown on Tuesday for the Minnesota High Tech Association’s signature Spring Conference Event.

Throughout the day, an Innovation Stage featured presentations from select 2012 Tekne Award winners. Some pitched their products, while others shared best practices; of particular interest was re-connecting with those companies on the move to hear more about where things are at — and headed.

Rick Erickson, Co founder and EVP, Agosto; Tekne Award: Technology Services and Consulting – Small & Growing Company

Dan Kinsella, CFO, JAMF Software; Tekne Award: Software – Established Company

Mitch Coopet, Co founder and Crashplan Product Manager, Code 42 Software; Tekne Award: Software, Small and Growing Company

Dana Nelson, Executive Director, GiveMN; Tekne Award: Technology Excellence in a Non-Profit Organization

Matthew Bloomquist, Business Development, SparkWeave; Tekne Award: Startup