After considering nearly 100 applicants, the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) announces its 2009 Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies who will present at the Georgia Technology Summit: Energy of Innovation, on March 3, 2009 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
“This was another solid year for the Top 40, with the next generation of Georgia innovators poised to further expand the State’s reputation for being a technology hotbed,” said Tino Mantella, president of TAG. “The Top 10 finalists represent an exciting mix of companies that I’m sure we’ll hear more from in the years to come.”
The TAG Top 40 are selected based on a number of criteria, including: degree of innovation; scope and financial impact of innovation; likelihood of success; and promotion of Georgia’s innovative efforts nationally and internationally.
“The Top 40 selection process has become increasingly competitive each year,” said Dennis Zakas, a partner with McKenna Long & Aldridge and chairperson of the Selection Committee for the Top 10 and Top 40. “It was quite difficult to choose the Top 10 because all of our finalists have incredibly innovative technologies. This competition demonstrates that Georgia is extremely successful in developing innovative technology companies.”
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support its members by generating opportunities for personal, professional and business growth. By forging strategic alliances, TAG serves as a primary catalyst to foster a rich environment for economic development in Georgia’s technology community.
Founded in 1999 through the merger of the Business & Technology Alliance (B&TA), the Southeastern Software Association (SSA) and Women in Technology (WIT), TAG is one of the largest state technology associations in the nation. TAG is made up of 6,000 members representing technology leaders from over 1500 Georgia-based companies, affiliated technology and business organizations.
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