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.
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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:
- Holly McCall, Nashville Post: LeanKit, Asurion, Medalogix among winners at Tech Council awards program
- Eleanor Kennedy, Nashville Business Journal: The Nashville Technology Council award for Company of the Year goes to…
- Clark Buckner, Nashville Entrepreneur Center: LeanKit Honored With Nashville Company of the Year
- Alex Curtis, Nashville Technology Council: Nashville Tech Champions Announced at 7th Annual Nashville Technology Council Awards