Last night was the 2018 Tekne Awards! The gala event honored the state’s top organizations and individuals contributing to Minnesota’s science and technology economy.

Two Tekne winners and nine finalists were SciTech companies and partners. SciTech is proud to support these innovators and the amazing internship opportunities and industry exposure they provide for our interns.

And the Tekne Goes to:

Winner of the Health IT Award: Carrot Health

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Carrot Health is a Minnesota-based, growth-stage software company. They use consumer data to provide insights that allow health interventions at the source –before they result in a clinical crisis. Carrot Health’s software-as-a-service product, Carrot MarketView, gives health insurance payers and health care systems a better way to use social determinants of health to improve population health outcomes, growth and market share.

Winner of the STEM Workforce Award: Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato has developed a uniquely effective approach to developing professionals in the STEM disciplines through an innovative, vertically-integrated engineering curriculum designed to support the growing demand for engineering professionals with industry sponsored experience.

Check out this recent blog post about students from Mankato’s engineering program who gained meaningful industry experience through internships with SciTech companies.

SciTech Finalists:

These SciTech companies didn’t bring home a Tekne last night, but they have won a special place in our hearts. Here are the SciTech finalists and honorable mentions:

The Tekne Awards and the SciTech Internship Program are both brought to you by the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA). For more info on how to get involved and get connected with the innovators and trailblazers in Minnesota’s science and technology economy, check out