I attended the Boulder Country Business Report’s IQ Awards tonight as a guest of one of the finalists, Solidware Technologies.
IQ stands (in this case) for Innovation Quotient. The idea is to honor the most innovative companies in Boulder county and Broomfield in ten categories. About eighty companies were nominated and there were thirty finalists who were featured tonight.
Solidware, which I have covered previously, won in the software category for their analytical software testing product. Group Systems won the Internet category for their ThinkTank workgroup collaboration tools.
Overall the event was pretty well received this year. There were about 300 people in attendance and the Stadium Club at Folsom Field was fairly packed. Near the end, we watched perhaps one of the cheesiest videos on record featuring the sponsors (and I’ve made a few cheesy videos in my time, mind you). Overall, a good time.