Indiana Minority Business Magazine honors minority tech professionals

The Indiana Minority Business Magazine will honor 11 individuals and entities that have shown excellence in technology and development during the 2017 Fall Golden Laurel Professional Reception: Excellence in Technology.

The recipients of this Golden Laurel distinction will be awarded on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council office, located at 2126 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46202. A networking reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the awards presentation will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.

This event is presented in partnership with the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council and sponsored by IndyGo – Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation.

“While Silicon Valley is often recognized as the hub for technology innovation, emerging leaders and innovative companies like the ones we will honor have put the Hoosier state on the map,” said IMBM President Shannon Williams.“I am excited to recognize these extraordinary honorees that represent exactly what Hoosiers are capable of during this season’s Golden Laurel Professional Reception.”

Below are the 2017 Fall Golden Laurel award recipients:

  • Be Nimble Co.
  • Karen Cooper – President/Co-Founder, Smart IT
  • Design Bank
  • Joe Ignatius – IT Client Executive, Matrix Integration
  • Indy Women in Tech
  • Walle Mafolasire – Founder/CEO, Givelify
  • Dewand Neely – Chief Information Officer, State of Indiana
  • Robert C. Reed – President/CEO, RCR Technology Corp.
  • Amy Stark – Founder, Social Media Dames
  • Stem Scouts Indianapolis
  • Tiffany Trusty – Founder, Trusty Applications

Admission to the Golden Laurel Professional Reception is free of charge, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Visit goldenlaureleit.eventbrite.com to register.

Contact Amber Sapenter for more information at (317) 762-7854 or via email at asapenter@indyrecorder.com.