The 3rd Annual Timmy Awards

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The Timmy Awards by Tech in Motion ( is an awards ceremony recognizing the best places for tech professionals to work in Boston. While many awards are given to brilliant individuals and their technological advancements, the Timmy Awards aim to recognize the companies and managers who employ those technologists, for supporting and driving innovation in their communities.

We want YOU to weigh in! Nominate the Boston tech companies and managers you know deserve recognition, vote for the finalists, and spread the word.

The 2017 Timmy Awards Ceremony:

On Wednesday, September 20th at Laugh Boston in the Seaport, we gathered to celebrate the winning organizations and individuals at the 3rd Annual Timmy Awards Ceremony!

We kicked off the evening with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, an interactive photo-stream powered by PhotoButler (, and an opening act by comedian, Will Noonan!

Timmy Award winners were determined by (50%) public voting and (50%) judge's voting.

The 2017 Timmy Award Finalists:

The 2017 Timmy Award Judges:

Fred Townes, Co-Founder, Placester

Fred builds and leads teams that craft web platforms, products, and communities. From software development and architecture, to product marketing strategy, to business leadership and operations, Fred thrives at the intersection of technology, business strategy, and user experience design. He's worked with organizations of all sizes on two continents, from The Coca Cola Company and Staples to Sony and Microsoft, to develop and drive business models at scale.

Now, Fred is applying his technical experience as both developer and entrepreneur to transforming the real estate industry with Placester, advising early-stage startups, and speaking at events like Inman Real Estate Connect, Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo, and Cannes Lions.

Kit Hickey, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, MIT

Kit Hickey is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship at MIT and is the co-founder of Ministry of Supply.

While a student at MIT, Kit co-founded Ministry of Supply. Infusing technology into fabric development and through advanced manufacturing processes, Ministry of Supply invented a new category of clothing: performance professional. The company has been featured in the NY Times, Fast Company, Elle Magazine and on the TODAY Show. While at the company, Kit built and led numerous high performing teams. Passionate about how people experience new products, Kit was instrumental in building and leading the customer experience team, implementing the company’s consumer-centric design approach and spearheading the company’s expansion into retail.

Payal Agrawal Divakaran, Principal, .406 Ventures

Payal is a Principal at .406 Ventures, where she supports the team in investing, board involvement, and portfolio management. .406 Ventures is a Boston-based venture capital firm with ~$650M under management. The firm invests in enterprise-oriented startups in sectors including healthcare IT, cybersecurity, data/analytics, and cloud infrastructure. Payal is currently involved with Annum Health, Axial Healthcare, CloudHealth, Event Farm, Lexumo, Jisto, Nomad Health, Redox, and WelbeHealth.

Rick Grinnell, Founder, Glasswing Ventures

Rick is a venture capitalist and seasoned operator, Rick has invested in some of the most dynamic companies in security, enterprise infrastructure and storage. During his 15 years of venture capital experience, most recently as co-founder and Managing Director of Fairhaven Capital, he has led investments and served on the board of directors for companies such as EqualLogic (acquired by Dell), Prelert (acquired by Elastic), Pwnie Express, Resilient Systems (acquired by IBM), Trackvia and VeloBit (acquired by Western Digital).


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