TAI & LWBJ Announce 2017 Prometheus Award Winners
The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI), the statewide voice for Iowa’s technology industry, and LWBJ announced yesterday, to a record-breaking crowd at the 12th Annual Prometheus Awards celebration, the 2017 LWBJ Prometheus Award winners. The Prometheus Awards recognize innovative companies and individuals impacting Iowa’s $11 billion technology industry, which accounts for 8.8 percent of the state’s GDP and employs over 76,000 workers.
“The Prometheus Awards is the most prestigious recognition for Iowa’s technology industry and brings together leaders from the tech community to celebrate the year’s most momentous innovations,” said Brian Waller, President of TAI. “The 2017 award winners epitomize the great talent, companies and communities in Iowa and further solidify Iowa’s reputation as a technology state,” Waller continued.
GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) won two Prometheus Awards at this year’s ceremony:
- Ag Tech Company of the Year: GlobalVetLINK – in 1999, GlobalVetLINK was founded to streamline communication in the animal health industry with a web-based software solution, GVL’s mission is to uniquely connect veterinarians, animal owners, industry partners, government officials and diagnostic laboratories to improve animal wellness and safety. The company achieves this mission through web-based software solutions.
- Technology Company of the Year – Small/Medium: GlobalVetLINK – Investing in an improved platform and broadening the company’s product portfolio over the past three years, GVL is focused on building a system that will allow the company to better serve the animal health industry with plenty of room for technological growth. Serving both the food and companion animal industries, GVL focuses on developing systems that help ease the stress of compliance while assisting in disease traceability and health information management.
“There were a lot of strong companies up for awards this year, and we are just so honored to win in two categories,” said Cliff Smith, GlobalVetLINK CEO. “Thanks to our team for all of their hard work in making this happen.”
Finalists represented a range of industries including: technology, insurance and financial services, agriculture, manufacturing, and healthcare. Winners were selected based on their contributions to Iowa’s Technology Community through innovation, development of creative solutions, and demonstration of industry leadership.
Click here to see the full list of 2017 Prometheus Award Winners and read the full announcement from TAI.