May 11th 2013, Blacksburg, VA: MiserWare, Inc., a Blacksburg, Virginia startup is one of ten companies nominated for TechNite 2013’s Rising Star Award. This award recognizes the region’s top up-and-coming technology startup or small business, at an event attended by over 400 technology leaders.
Every year, the Roanoke – Blacksburg Technology Council recognizes the New River Valley’s technology achievements at TechNite, an awards banquet in Roanoke, Virginia. According to the RBTC, TechNite allows nominees and attendees to network with over 400 other leaders in business and innovation. The evening is highlighted with an awards ceremony, where leaders will be recognized in six categories: Rising Star, Entrepreneur, Regional Leadership, Innovation, Educator, and People’s Choice.”
MiserWare creates energy efficiency software for laptops – software that is in use by over 320,000 people in over 160 countries across the world. Founded in 2007 by Kirk Cameron, a Virginia Tech Computer Sciences professor and a graduate student Joseph Turner, this Virginia Tech technology spinout uses patented intelligent power management software to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in enterprise energy costs. MiserWare’s new product, FatBatt, is an interactive program allowing users to maximize their laptop battery life, solving a frustrating problem that has plagued laptop users across the board. MiserWare’s products have been listed on TIME Magazine’s Top 20 Ways to Go Green and PC Magazine’s Best Free Software and received a CNET Editor’s Rating of 4.5 stars out of 5.
MiserWare’s co-founder, VP of Engineering, and lead developer of FatBatt, Joseph Turner, is also one of ten nominated personally for the Entrepreneur Award. “Entrepreneurs are a different breed,” RBTC says. “Sometimes it takes nerves of steel to blaze a new path. This award recognizes someone in our community who exemplifies what it means to be a risk-taker in the technology field.”
According to MiserWare coworker Erica Putman, “My supervisor, Joseph, epitomizes what it means to be an entrepreneur, inspiring confidence in his employees, envisioning and building products that truly help others, all while carrying the stresses and risks of running a small business on his shoulders. I’m proud to have him as a boss.”
TechNite takes place on Thursday, May 16th, 2013 at the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center.
For more information, contact MiserWare at firstname.lastname@example.org.