Nine winners were honored from the twenty-eight finalists and more than 331 nominees during the 2021 Wisconsin Innovation Awards at the Wisconsin Union in Madison. The ceremony, emceed by television personality and local entrepreneur Marie Justice, recognized the state’s most innovative products and services from eight industry categories. The 2021 winners were selected from a panel of 27 experts with backgrounds in many business sectors – technology, food, healthcare, agriculture, nonprofits, education, government, and the like – from throughout the state of Wisconsin.
“The Wisconsin Innovation Awards seek to celebrate and inspire innovation, and highlight the creative spirit from the state’s leading public, private and nonprofit sectors,” said Matt Younkle, Co-Founder of the Wisconsin Innovation Awards and Pythonic Corporation. “We want to congratulate all finalists and winners from the 2021 Wisconsin Innovation Awards and look forward to encouraging an even greater environment of innovation in the year to come.”
The Wisconsin Innovation Awards Ceremony is presented by Alliant Energy, American Family Insurance and Wipfli, with support from Exact Sciences, Green Clock Agency, JP Cullen, Madison Gas & Electric, Neider & Boucher, Perkins Coie, the Wisconsin Union, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, BioForward, Eppstein Uhen Architects, First Business Bank, gener8tor, HealthX Ventures, Indeavor, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, and Madison Area Technical College.
The 2021 Wisconsin Innovation Awards Winners:
Business to Business: Understory
Business to Consumer: Ruby Coffee Roasters
Manufacturing: Nelson and Pade, Inc.
Nonprofit: Black Oxygen (in partnership with Madison 365)
Software: SMARTCare Software, Inc.
People’s Choice: Rapid Radicals Technology, LLC
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About the Wisconsin Innovation Awards
Led by a steering committee of business, community and entrepreneurial leaders, the WIA hopes to encourage an even greater environment of innovation by bringing innovators together from various business sectors (e.g. tech, food, healthcare, agriculture, nonprofits, education, government), and from throughout the state of Wisconsin.