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UpNet Technologies Awarded at 2013 Tekne Awards

MINNEAPOLIS, November 7, 2013 – The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named UpNet Technologies as the recipient of the 2013 Tekne Award in the Software category. Held November 6th at the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Tekne Awards recognized companies, innovations and people for technological breakthroughs that improve the lives and futures of people living in Minnesota and all over the world.

UpNet Technologies designed and developed iEDeX™ (Information Enterprise Data Exchange™), a SaaS (Software as a Service) based data integration and transformation platform with the ability to integrate any type of data regardless the origination of the data. This innovative and dynamic solution is successfully advancing the speed of data conversion, partner integration and access to global business analytics, enabling companies to create customized business solutions to fit their entire business needs, a certain project or even a specific process, while bringing significant value to their competitive advantage and bottom line.

Considered the “Who’s who” of the Minnesota technology industry, the Tekne Awards drew nearly 1000 technology professionals, elected officials and rising students in technology to honor 15 Minnesota businesses and organization who have shown exceptional work in the advancement and innovation of technology in 2013.


“The diversity of these 15 recipients is a testament to the innovation that’s taking place in Minnesota, across several industries and all sizes of business,” said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, president of MHTA. “New technology can improve how we live and do business, but it also contributes to a better, stronger Minnesota. As we continue to advocate for those things that will help spur technology growth in our state, including stronger STEM education and better business incentives, these recipients are a proud reminder of the amazing things happening here.”

This year’s Tekne Awards ceremony was emceed by Paul Douglas. Additional information about the 2013 Tekne Award recipients and finalists is available online at

About UpNet Technologies

UpNet Technologies, Inc., a leader in enabling businesses to effectively utilize technology. Founded in 1996, UpNet Technologies is an experienced integration and data transformation service provider delivering innovative B2B collaboration, next generation EDI technology and comprehensive supply/demand chain solutions. UpNet’s cost predictable SaaS solutions increase technical capabilities and flexibilities, providing the ability to better manage risk. Businesses large and small take advantage of the innovative iEDeX™ platform to effectively utilize technology to reduce internal costs, drive efficiency throughout their supply chain and effectively collaborate with trading partners. UpNet Technologies is privately held and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)

MHTA is an innovation and technology association united in fueling Minnesota’s prosperity. We help bring together the people of Minnesota’s technology ecosystem and lead the charge in directing technology issues to Minnesota’s state capitol. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota’s entire technology-based economy. MHTA members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. Find out more online at or follow MHTA on Twitter at

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