American Technology Awards to Feature Keynote from HelloWallet Founder Matt Fellowes

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TechAmerica to recognize outstanding achievement in 15 technical categories

Washington, D.C., May 15, 2014 – With one week until the inaugural American Technology Awards (ATAs) Showcase at D.C. startup hub 1776 on May 20, TechAmerica announced that HelloWallet CEO Matt Fellowes will keynote the event and Steve Perkins, national managing director, Technology Industry Practice, Grant Thornton LLP, will serve as master of ceremonies.  

Fellowes founded HelloWallet, which provides independent financial guidance to employees at Fortune 500 companies, in 2009. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and TechCrunch, after previously serving as a Brooking Institution fellow. In 2013, HelloWallet won a Webby for best financial services website.

“We’re thrilled to be hosting this one-of-a-kind showcase to honor excellence in technology, particularly at 1776, which in D.C. has become synonymous with tech innovation and industry trendsetting,” said Todd Thibodeaux, president and chief executive officer, CompTIA.

CompTIA recently acquired TechAmerica, and the ATAs will be the new organization’s first major event following the transaction.  

The showcase intends to bring innovative tech companies together with their customers, legislators, legislative staff and government executives. At the event’s reception, award finalists have a complimentary tabletop exhibit space to demo their new products to attendees.

Awards are given out in the categories of advanced manufacturing/technology manufacturing; aerospace and defense; big data; clean tech/green tech; cloud computing/software as a service; consumer electronics/computers and peripherals; cybersecurity; health and medical technologies; Internet services, e-commerce and mobility; IT services and consulting; semiconductors and electronic components; server and storage technology; smart grid and smart instruments; software; and telecommunications. In all, there are 40 finalists across the 15 categories.

Read more about the ATA finalists on TechAmerica’s Policy Blog, which features profiles of the finalist companies.

Attendees can register online. Government and academic attendees can contact Erin Whittaker ( for a special registration link.

About TechAmerica

TechAmerica is the public sector and public policy division of CompTIA, advocating before decision-makers at the state, federal and international levels of government.  Representing technology companies of all sizes, TechAmerica is committed to expanding market opportunities and driving the competitiveness of the U.S. technology industry around the world. With offices on Capitol Hill and in Northern Virginia, Silicon Valley and Europe, as well as regional offices around the U.S., we deliver our members top-tier business intelligence and networking opportunities on a global scale. Learn more about TechAmerica at

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