SIIA’s NextGen Awards are presented to innovative companies from each sector within the technology arena defined by the SIIA.This unique program provides an opportunity for each nominee to validate their place in the market, gain access to industry leaders and receive expert advice along the way. Submissions are evaluated based on the guidelines set out by the awards program criteria. The prestige of winning a NextGen Award can propel your company/product to greater notoriety and overall success!.
How it works
To participate in the NextGen Awards, companies must meet the set criteria. The entry fee must be submitted at time of nomination.
All qualifying nominations will be invited to present a brief demo to our selection committee during a live virtual event (see schedule below). Based on the judge’s combined scores, winners will be selected in each sector along with selections for Most Innovative and Most Disruptive companies.
Organizations are encouraged to submit their own nominations directly, but we will accept nominations from public relation firms who have approval to submit on their clients behalf. Please be sure to include the nominated company's contact information to enable SIIA to confirm submission. The nominated company’s name and contact information is required for submission.
Criteria for entering
Your product must have been launched in the past 4 years
You must have a demonstrable product or service
All applications must be submitted in English
You must be open and available to present your product or service during the scheduled virtual presentations (see schedule below)
Each judge will submit a score, based on a scale of 1 – 5 (1 being low, 5 being high), on each of the below criteria:
Product Innovation – judges will look for innovative technologies that are solving a defined problem and/or creating new opportunities in the market
Market Disruption – judges will look at how the value proposition is delivered to the target market
Go-to-Market Strategy – judges will look at how you convert your product into profit
Business Model – judges will look at how well you can sell your company
Overall presentation – we look at how well you can sell your company
Benefits of Nominating
- SIIA NextGen Award plaque and logo for website
- SIIA issued press release announcing the NextGen winners distributed and supported by the SIIA public relations firm
- Company information featured on the SIIA NextGen website
- Winners will be interviewed and featured separately in an SIIA blog post
- Promotion of award winner via SIIA social media channels
- Discounted SIIA CODiE Award nomination in the next awards cycle
*All winners will also be recognized at various SIIA events taking place throughout the year.
SIIA Members: The nomination fee is $100 per category
Non-SIIA Members: The nomination fee is $350 per category
Nomination and full SIIA membership: $850
See 2014 Winners