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Vinit Nijhawan Selected As A Mass High Tech 2005 “All Star” Honoree

Leslie Drohan

Mass High Tech, The Journal of New England Technology, has named TiE-Boston President Vinit Nijhawan to its list of 2005 All-Stars. Now in its 10th annual awards program, the Mass High Tech All-Stars award recognizes the region’s leaders in New England’s innovation economy.

Nijhawan was one of more than 200 people nominated for consideration, and selected as the top candidate in the Community sector.

 â€œTiE-Boston has brought thousands of entrepreneurs from throughout the eastern seaboard of North America together with representatives of successful companies and venture capital firms, helping them build relationships that contribute to their mutual success,” said Nijhawan. “I am honored to accept this award on behalf of TiE-Boston, an organization that fosters an innovative, entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Northeast and— through TiE-Global’s more than 10,000 members in nine countries—throughout the world.”

“This year’s All-Stars show once again that Massachusetts and the surrounding region is home to not only the nation’s, but the world’s, brightest minds in technology and innovation today,” said Douglas Banks, editor of Mass High Tech. “This year’s pool of nominations was one of the strongest in the history of the project.”

The honorees will be profiled in a special supplement in the October 24, 2005 edition of Mass High Tech. An awards celebration and networking reception was held on October 19, 2005 at The Westin Copley Place, Boston.

“Collectively, our honorees are a prime example of the vibrancy of New England’s knowledge economy,” said Michael Olivieri, Publisher of Mass High Tech. “And the All-Star awards are Mass High Tech’s way of honoring that.”

The 2005 All-Stars include:

SOFTWARE - David Mahoney, President and CEO of Applix Inc. 

EDUCATION - Jack M. Wilson, President of the University of Massachusetts 

FINANCE - Elliot T. Williams, President of Mirus Capital Advisors

TELECOM - JC Murphy, President of Excel Switching Corp.

COMMUNITY- Vinit Nijhawan, President of TiE-Boston

INTERNET - Chuck Digate, President and CEO of Convoq Inc.

NETWORKS - Hilmi Ozguc, CEO of Maven Networks Inc.

ENERGY - Howard Berke, Chairman and CEO of Konarka Technologies Inc.

MULTIMEDIA - Stephen Killeen, President and CEO of WorldWinner Inc.

GOVERNMENT - Tracy Williams, CIO, State of Rhode Island

HARDWARE - James “Jay” Bertelli, Chairman, President and CEO of Mercury Computer Systems Inc.

BIOTECH - Sherri C. Oberg, President and CEO of Acusphere Inc.

LIFE SCIENCES - Dr. Daniel Kopans, Director of Breast Imaging at Mass General Hospital 

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