Print
Technology

NCino, Other Local Startups Shine At Tech Awards

By Jenny Callison, posted Nov 7, 2014
Wilmington-based banking systems software company nCino was in the winners’ circle at the N.C. Technology Association’s awards event Thursday evening, capturing Use of Technology Award in the Finance and Banking category.
 
Wilmington companies that made the finalist round for NCTA Awards were DocsInk and WaterPlayUSA. Both of them, as well as nCino, were nominated in multiple categories.

Asked what made nCino rise to the top of the Finance and Banking category, Marc Montoro, NCTA's senior director for programs and communications said in an email,"For the Use of Technology awards, we look at how companies leverage technology to make a significant impact on the industry. ... nCino’s cloud technology helped their client banks significantly increase in loan volume and decrease in loan closing time, while increasing staff efficiency and reducing operating costs."

Wilmington had several nods in early announcements about the technology awards. Early last month, NCTA named CastleBranch Corp. CEO and founder Brett Martin its Tech Exec of the Year, and included nCino, DocsInk and Next Glass among its Top Ten Startups to Watch.
 
One other Wilmington entrepreneur shared the limelight as his new employer, Lea(R)n, was named a winner in the Use of Technology–Education category. Alex Vidor, who developed HUGO, an app for teachers, found that his educational entrepreneurship experience was of great interest to Raleigh-based Lea(R)n, which hired him in July.
 
All those companies were feted at Thursday’s award ceremony, held in Raleigh.
 
Wilmington home-grown companies are assuming an increasingly prominent place on the statewide technology stage, said Jim Roberts, executive director of University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He said Friday he hopes the success of local companies in tech competitions will give other area startups the courage to participate as well.

NCTA hosts the annual awards program to recognize companies and individuals who “demonstrate excellence, innovation and leadership in each of its 21 categories,” according to the group's website.
Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Deedeegasch 10218121741

Preventing Alcohol Liability for Your Social Gathering

Deedee Gasch - Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP
Dave hoff heashot 300x300

Individual Assessments: People Decisions Driven by Science

Dave Hoff - EASI Consult
Leath 683x10242

Make People Plans for 2019

Lisa Leath - Leath HR Group

Trending News

Pender County To Get Another Distribution Firm

Christina Haley O'Neal - Dec 13, 2018

Supplying This Year's Oyster Season

Jessica Maurer - Dec 14, 2018

Why This House Coming To Marsdon Avenue Is Unique

Cece Nunn - Dec 14, 2018

Top Stories No. 7: Vertex Railcar Reaches End Of The Line

Cece Nunn - Dec 14, 2018

Top Stories No. 9: GE Power Split Includes GE Hitachi

Christina Haley O'Neal - Dec 14, 2018

In The Current Issue

Rulmeca Rolls Into New Space

A Wilmington-based company that produces motorized pulleys for a variety of markets has moved into a new, larger space to meet an increasing...


KWHCoin Taps Into Blockchain

KWHCoin, a blockchain-based renewable energy company, has plans to install over 50,000 solar energy systems in Sierra Leone in 2019 with hel...


Cape Fear Museum Gets Smithsonian Affiliation

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science has received a coveted designation. The museum is now one of only seven organizations in the state t...

Book On Business

The 2018 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2018 Power Breakfast - Dishing on the Restaurant Biz
2018 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Lunch with Eric Dinenberg, Rouse Properties
2017 Health Care Heroes