NTC Awards: LeanKit Wins Tech Company of the Year

LeanKit: 7th Annual NTC Awards Tech Company of the Year

Celebrating IT in “It” City

The Nashville Technology Council (NTC) named us 2015 Company of the Year at the 7th Annual NTC Awards, a sold-out celebration held at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Thursday.

We’re as excited as you might expect us to be — after all, many accomplished tech companies call Nashville home. Being recognized is no tiny accolade! We’re quite honored.

Co-founders Chris Hefley, Daniel Norton and Stephen Franklin accepted the award on behalf of the LeanKit team. Our fourth co-founder, COO Jon Terry, joined us in spirit from his new home in London. Jon and his family relocated to Europe last September to expand our global operations.

In his acceptance speech, Chris (our CEO) thanked three groups who influenced LeanKit’s early-stage growth: the Nashville Entrepreneur Center (EC), our 106 angel investors and the LeanKit employees. “Look what you guys built,” he remarked.

Advice for Entrepreneurs: Be Persistent

Chris spoke with Clark Buckner, podcast director for the EC, during the After Party. Listen to the interview below to hear a snapshot of the LeanKit story and startup advice for entrepreneurs.

More NTC Awards Stories

We’re grateful to the local press, the NTC and the EC for their enthusiastic support of Nashville’s ever growing tech community. Here are a few of their NTC Awards recaps:


Liz Llewellyn-Maxwell

Liz is the Corporate Communications Director at LeanKit, where she manages branding, communications and PR. A self-actualizing grammar nerd (and fan of rebellious design), Liz omits the Oxford comma about 92 percent of the time. Sometimes, she tweets at @lizzie6ls.