Thirteenth annual Tekne Awards recognized Minnesota’s technology innovators and innovations

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—November 2, 2012—The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named Agosto as the recipient of the 2012 Tekne Award in the Technology Services and Consulting award category among small and growing businesses. Held Nov. 1 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Tekne Awards honor companies and individuals who have played a significant role in developing new technologies that positively impact the lives and futures of people living around the world.

Agosto helps clients migrate from legacy systems to next-generation technologies. Companies look to Agosto to manage their IT infrastructures, to provide cloud expertise and to implement Google Apps efficiently and with minimal disruption. As an early evangelist of cloud computing, Agosto is recognized for its vision of how IT can provide a competitive advantage for clients. Their custom application development, using Google Cloud Platform tools, further helps clients achieve business goals. It is this combination of broad technology capabilities, specialty skills and personal attention to customers’ needs that sets Agosto at the top of the list of technology providers in Minnesota and across North America.

“Agosto is honored to be recognized by MHTA for our continued excellence in service,” said Aric Bandy, CEO, Agosto. “2012 is a benchmark year for Agosto with an expanded level of offerings based on Google’s Cloud Platform, including custom application development and enhanced Google Apps services, for our clients.”

Tekne Awards were presented to 15 of Minnesota’s most influential companies in technological innovation, development, commercialization and management. Three of the twelve categories included separate awards for small and growing businesses (with annual revenues under $50 million) and established businesses (with annual revenues of $50 million or more).

“This year’s recipients, once again, raised the bar with the quality and originality of their entries and should all be very proud of their accomplishments,” said Margaret Anderson Kelliher, President & CEO of MHTA. “We are thrilled to recognize Agosto for its proven leadership and commitment to technology development in Minnesota.”

This year’s Tekne Awards ceremony was emceed by Don Shelby. A list of 2012 Tekne Award recipients and finalists is available online at

About Agosto
Founded in 2001 in Minneapolis, and with offices in Minneapolis and Toronto, Agosto ( is one of the world’s oldest and fastest-growing Google Apps and cloud consulting firms. One of the earliest Google Apps partners, Agosto served on Google’s Customer Advisory Board in 2008 and joined its Enterprise Advisory Board in 2009, one of only eight partners to sit on the board. In 2012, Agosto was featured along with Microsoft, Oracle and Rackspace on Talkin’ Cloud’s 2012 Top 100 Cloud Services Providers List, and has been recognized on the MSPmentor 200, a list that tracks the top 200 managed services providers (MSPs) in North America. Agosto’s clients include Dunn Bros, CATCO, Regis Corporation, The Second City, 2nd Wind Exercise, Famous Dave’s, Goodwill Easter Seals and Jaguar Land Rover. Follow us on Twitter at

About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)
MHTA fuels Minnesota’s prosperity through innovation and technology. Now entering its fourth decade of service, MHTA has a vision to make Minnesota one of the country’s top five technology states by 2020. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents the state’s entire technology-based economy. Members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. MHTA works in partnership with TechAmerica, which represents Minnesota’s technology organizations nationally. Find out more online at or follow MHTA on Twitter at