NimbeLink Named Finalist for 15th Annual Tekne Awards

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MHTA to honor Minnesota’s top technology companies and individuals at the Nov.13 awards ceremony

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We are focusing on the machine-to-machine communications in the fast-growing Internet of Things

The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named NimbeLink, a developer of cellular modems, platforms and application-specific remote monitoring systems, as a finalist in the Startup category for the 2014 Tekne Awards. The awards ceremony will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, November 13th. The Tekne Awards honor Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership.

The Startup category recognizes an early-stage Minnesota technology company with commercialized products that demonstrate significant potential, creativity and a promising future. In less than two years, NimbeLink has developed and sells an innovative family of products with related services to companies in the region, across the U.S. and in international markets.

“We are focusing on the machine-to-machine communications in the fast-growing Internet of Things,” says NimbeLink CEO Scott Schwalbe. “Developers are creating new products for the home, for medicine, for agriculture, and for industry. Those systems gather and share data, and they need to communicate with one another. Our products—Skywire™ cellular modems and TextAlert™ remote monitors - provide fast, easy and affordable access to cellular data networks and let innovators get to market and start bringing in revenue as quickly as possible. We can also help our customers streamline product development with our specialized engineering knowledge and manufacturing relationships.”

Presented by the MHTA, the Tekne Awards annually recognize Minnesota’s best and brightest technology users and developers in innovation, development, education, commercialization and management. A full list of finalists is available online at http://www.tekneawards.org.

Recipients of the 2014 Tekne Awards will be announced at the award ceremony on November 13. The event will begin with a VIP reception at 4:30 p.m., followed by general registration and reception at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., and the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. The event will be emceed by Paul Douglas, author, entrepreneur and meteorologist.

To register for the 2014 Tekne Awards ceremony, visit http://www.mhta.org/event/tekne-awards// or contact Angela McLaughlin at angelam(at)mhta(dot)org.

About NimbeLink
NimbeLink is a solution integrator and system provider, simplifying connection to the cellular network for participants in the fast-growing Internet of Things. The company creates simple, award-winning, application-specific devices including cellular modems and gateways, and provides product developers with a range of design, component, and manufacturing solutions to help speed innovative products to market.

About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)
MHTA is an innovation and technology association united in fueling Minnesota’s prosperity. We help bring together the people of Minnesota’s technology ecosystem and lead the charge in directing technology issues to Minnesota’s state capitol. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota’s entire technology-based economy. MHTA members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. Find out more online at http://www.mhta.org or follow MHTA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MHTA.

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