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The Technology Association of Georgia is Looking for the Top 40 Innovative Companies of 2012

December 12, 2011

Awards Committee Accepting Applications through February 8, 2012

ATLANTA, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is on the hunt for Georgia’s most innovative technology companies. Today the application for TAG’s Top 40 Innovative Company awards went live at: http://tiny.cc/TAGTop40. Companies have until February 8, 2012 to apply and be considered for this annual program that culminates with presentations from the Top 10 companies at the annual Georgia Technology Summit.

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“Georgia is home to so many incredible companies that deserve to be recognized for their innovation and contributions to the state’s technology community,” said Tino Mantella, president and CEO of TAG. “We encourage all of our technology companies to apply for the Top 40 and help us shine a spotlight on the Georgia technologies that are making a difference in our lives and businesses throughout the state and beyond.”

The “Top 40″ designation is awarded based on specific criteria that include: scope, degree and financial impact of innovation, likelihood of success and promotion of Georgia’s technology industry nationally and internationally. To be eligible, a company must be based in Georgia and be primarily focused on the development and sale of technology.

The selection committee will also identify the Top 10 Innovative Technology Companies. These companies will give a brief presentation to the 2012 Georgia Technology Summit’s attendees, which last year exceeded 1,000. All “Top 40″ companies will participate in an exhibition at the Summit and receive numerous promotional opportunities through TAG.

“Our goal for the 2012 Top 40 program is that we not only receive a record number of high quality applications, but that those applications come from all corners of the state,” stated Dennis Zakas, a founder of Zakas & Leonard, LLP and Group Office Buys, LLC, and chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee.

The 2012 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) will be held March 28 at the Cobb Galleria. For more information about TAG and the Georgia Technology Summit and to register for the event, visit http://www.tagonline.org/georgia-technology-summit.php .

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 14,000 members and hosting over 170 events each year. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 30 industry societies, each of which provides rich content for TAG constituents. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy. The association provides members with access to networking and educational programs; recognizes and promotes Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology. Additionally, the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG’s charitable arm) focuses on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com. To learn about the TAG-Ed Collaborative visit http://www.tagedonline.org/.

Technology Association of Georgia
Becky Biggs
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SOURCE Technology Association of Georgia

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