Raleigh, N.C. (Nov. 7, 2017) – Valencell has been selected as a finalist for the NC Tech Awards Internet of Things award. The NC Tech Awards is North Carolina’s only statewide technology awards program that recognizes for achievement in technology and is presented by the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA). In 2014 Valencell was named the winner of the Health & Wellness award and in 2012 Valencell received the NCTA 21 Award for most innovative company.

Valencell is the leading innovator in wearable and hearable biometric sensor technology. The patent-protected technology is used in multiple form factors such as earbuds, smartwatches, armbands and wrist devices. Providing its technology to consumer electronics manufacturers, medical device makers, sports and fitness brands, Valencell can be found in some of the most popular global consumer brands like Bose, Jabra, Suunto, Huawei, among others. Committed to the advancement of the industry with groundbreaking device and software development, new and innovative partnerships and firsthand research in its biometrics lab, Valencell is leading the way for the next phase of wearable technology growth, which will be driven by compelling user experiences that give people much deeper insights into how their body is responding to their activities.

“For over 20 years, the NC Technology Association has celebrated companies, organizations and individuals for outstanding achievement at the NC Tech Awards.  As a finalist the year, Valencell has distinguished itself as one of the state’s innovative and emergent leaders,” stated Brooks Raiford, NCTA’s President and CEO.

The awards process culminates with the NC Tech Awards Gala on November 9, 2017 at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham where hundreds of business, technology and public leaders from across the state will gather to celebrate the tech sector and honor the winners and finalists in each category.

“Valencell is committed to the advancement of technology not only in the Internet of Things space, but more broadly as a champion of innovative technology for the state of North Carolina,” said Dr. Steven LeBoeuf, President & Co-Founder, Valencell Inc. “We’re honored to be named a finalist among other North Carolina companies in the Internet of Things category by the North Carolina Technology Association and look forward to another successful year for Valencell and our colleagues in North Carolina’s growing high-tech industry.”

About NCTA

The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is a not-for-profit, membership-driven trade association and the primary voice of the technology industry in North Carolina. NCTA is the intersection of leadership and technology, fueling the growth of North Carolina through Executive Engagement, Public Affairs, and a Knowledge Workforce. For more information, visit our website at www.nctechnology.org. 

About Valencell

Valencell produces the most accurate wearable biometric sensor systems in the world and provides this patent-protected technology to consumer electronics manufacturers, mobile device and accessory makers, medical device makers, sports and fitness brands and gaming companies for integration into their products. Valencell’s technology can be used in wearables and hearables for virtually anyone, anywhere, doing anything. Their technology is scalable to multiple form-factors such as earbuds, smartwatches, armbands and wrist devices and is currently integrated into more biometric wearable devices than any other technology provider in the world.


NCTA Media Contact:

Rachel Kennedy, NCTA Communications



Valencell Media Contact:

Leigh Daniels, Max Borges Agency