November 16, 2023


Minneapolis Convention Center


15 Teknes Given Out

About the Tekne Awards / Celebrating 25 Years

The Tekne Awards is a celebration of the excellence and innovation within Minnesota’s technology ecosystem. Now in its 25th year, the Minnesota Technology Association hosts this event to honor the leaders and leading organizations who are fueling Minnesota’s tech-driven economy, with 16 Tekne Awards across 3 categories: Business Impact, Community Impact, and Individual Achievement. We invite you to join your colleagues to cheer on the Tekne Award finalists and recipients and celebrate the strength of our exceptional tech community on this very special occasion!


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2023 Tekne Awards Highlights


4:00 PM – VIP check in and reception

4:45 PM – Tekne event check in and networking begins

5:30 PM – Guests are seated, dinner begins

6:30 PM – Awards Ceremony begins

8:00 PM – Event concludes


This event is concluded. Please email with any questions.


Advancements in Artificial Intelligence

  • Winner: Medtronic
  • Raise a Hood
  • Target
  • ProcessBolt


Data Security

  • Winner: Target
  • Minnesota IT Services
  • Code42
  • Digi International


Outstanding Achievements in Data Analytics


Excellence in Customer / User Experience

  • Winner: CHS, Inc.
  • Total Expert
  • Winnebago Industries
  • SPS Commerce


Outstanding Achievement in Market Innovation

  • Winner: Urotronic, Inc.
  • Francis Medical, Inc.
  • Land O’ Lakes
  • CAMP Digital

Excellence in Partnership


Tech for Good


Sustainability Champion

  • Winner: Land O’ Lakes
  • Sleep Number
  • Thermo King
  • Winnebago Industries – Motorized


Tech Talent Development (Corporate Initiative)


Building Our Tech Future (Solution Provider, Agency, Non-Profit)

  • Winner: createMPLS
  • Code Savvy
  • High Tech Kids
  • Science from Scientists

Technology Leader

  • Winner: Eric Williams
  • Anudeep Parhar
  • Richard Walker
  • Ty Spratt


Rising Star

  • Winner: Keelia Escalante
  • Mackenzie Hall
  • Matthew Hauwiller
  • Paige Stauske


Career Achievement


  • Dee Thibodeau
  • Tom Kieffer


Tech Educator of the Year

  • Winner: Shannon Seaver


Public Service Award

  • Winner: Doug Carnival


Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404

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Event Sponsors / Supporting 25 Years of Tekne Awards

Presenting Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Contact Us / Questions?

If you have any questions about the event, awards, sponsorship, or purchasing tickets, please email Molly Doyle at