D CEO and Dallas Innovates present

The Innovation Awards

Honoring the disruptors and trailblazers driving a new vision for North Texas.

For a fifth year, D CEO magazine is teaming up with Dallas Innovates to present The Innovation Awards. The program honors companies, CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, entrepreneurs, and other leaders driving innovation in North Texas.

All finalists will be featured in D CEO‘s January/February issue. Winners will be revealed at a special awards event in early 2024 and on dallasinnovates.com.

Nominations Closed

Nominations for next year's program will open in August 2024.

Enter your information below to be notified when nominations are open.


Individual Awards

  • CIO/CTO of the Year
  • Corporate Innovator of the Year
  • Emerging Leader of the Year
  • Innovation Fund or Accelerator Leader of the Year
  • Startup Leader of the Year

Company Awards

  • Innovation in AI and Machine Learning
  • Innovation in Cybersecurity
  • Innovation in Education
  • Innovation in Finance
  • Innovation in Food and Beverage
  • Innovation in Healthcare and Biotech
  • Innovation in Manufacturing and Consumer Goods
  • Innovation in Real Estate and Hospitality
  • Innovation in Retail
  • Innovation in Robotics and IOT
  • Innovation in SAAS
  • Innovation in Talent and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Innovation in Transportation
  • Startup of the Year

Congratulations to all our Innovation Awards Winners.


How do I make nominations?

Nominations for this year’s program are now closed.

Is there a fee to submit a nomination?

No! There are no required costs to submit a nomination, be a finalist, or be named a winner.

How are winners selected?

The editors of D CEO and Dallas Innovates will select the finalists and winners.

When will the winners be announced?

D CEO and Dallas Innovates will reveal the finalists in October, and winners at a special awards event in January.

What is Dallas Innovates?

Dallas Innovates is a collaboration of Dallas Next and the Dallas Regional Chamber. The publication, launched in 2016, covers the ideas and innovators that make Dallas-Fort Worth a hub for innovation and business growth. It covers what’s new and next in the region—online and in print—from startup to enterprise, education to invention, and creative to social innovation. You can get the daily email here. 

What is D CEO Magazine?

D CEO is a national award-winning magazine that covers Dallas-Fort Worth companies by writing about the executives and entrepreneurs who lead them.

Where can I get more information?

For editorial information, contact Sarah Masquelier Risi at sarah.risi@dmagazine.com.

For sponsorship information, contact Rachel Gill at rachel@dmagazine.com.

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