2016 Top 10 Startup to Watch at the NC Tech Awards

Raleigh, N.C. (Nov. 14, 2016) — Lea(R)n is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2016 Top 10 Startup to Watch at the NC Tech Awards. Winners were recognized at the annual awards gala on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Raleigh Convention Center, presented in conjunction with title sponsor Cherry Bekaert. This year’s event was attended by hundreds of leaders from across the state.

The NC Tech Awards is North Carolina’s only statewide technology awards program, recognizing companies and individuals who have characterized excellence, innovation and leadership in 25 categories. For more information on the selection process, categories, finalists, winners and the awards gala, visit www.NCTechAwards.com.

“We are excited to be recognized as an innovator in North Carolina’s distinguished technology community,” said Karl T. Rectanus, CEO and co-founder of Lea(R)n. “It’s another proof point that our team of technologists and researchers are succeeding at solving real problems — ensuring America’s schools and universities, regardless of zip code or financial situation, have the tools to quickly improve student outcomes and their budgets in the 21st century.”

Lea(R)n CEO and co-founder, Karl Rectanus, accepts the beacon as one of the 2016 Top 10 Startup to Watch at the NC Tech Awards.

Lea(R)n CEO and co-founder, Karl Rectanus, accepts the beacon as one of the 2016 Top 10 Startup to Watch at the NC Tech Awards.

“Since 1995, the NC Tech Awardshas honored excellence and innovation throughout North Carolina, representing the best and brightest,” said Brooks Raiford, president and CEO of NCTA. “As a winner, Lea(R)n has distinguished itself as a peer-leader and we are proud to recognize them as a 2016 NC Tech Awards winner.”

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About NCTA

The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTAis the statewide membership association for the tech sector. Because technology is integral to any enterprise regardless of size or function, NCTA membership is open to all companies, organizations and institutions. NCTA serves organizations and their people through events, advocacy, virtual networks and resources. For more information, visit our website at www.nctechnology.org.