INDIANAPOLIS – August 31, 2023 – Powderkeg, a digital community and private executive network, today announced the winners of The 2023 Powderkeg Unvalley Top 100 Awards.

The Powderkeg Unvalley Top 100 Awards recognize the best startups and tech companies in emerging tech communities beyond Silicon Valley. Companies in the fastest-growing tech industries were selected based on information submitted to Powderkeg by employees and leadership, supplemented with publicly available third-party data. Companies were able to submit data via their profile on Powderkeg, highlighting company size, perks and benefits, funding, industry, and employee testimonials.

“Even with the pandemic increasingly in the rearview mirror, more and more tech entrepreneurs and workers are coming to the realization that you don’t have to be in the Bay Area to find success in tech,” said Matt Hunckler, CEO of Powderkeg. “Silicon Valley has long been the epicenter of the tech industry, but in the past 5 years we’ve seen a 20 percent decrease in San Francisco due to the rise of tech hubs in expanding regions. These companies are attracting entrepreneurs and talent from all over the world to change the face of the tech industry as we know it. The Powderkeg Top 100 Awards help to shine additional light on these companies to continue propelling the ‘Unvalley’ further.”

This is the fifth year that Powderkeg has presented awards to recognize tech companies in fast-growing communities beyond Silicon Valley — in the “Unvalley.”

More than seven hundred companies were recognized in the hottest industries in tech. The Top 100 startups and tech companies were recognized in each of the following categories:

The 2023 Powderkeg Unvalley Top 100 Awards are sponsored by some of the top service providers for startups and tech companies in emerging communities, including Elevate Ventures, Casted, Alchemy, Tactive, ADVISA and The Engineered Innovation Group.

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