ID Insight Announced as Finalist for 10th Annual Tekne Awards

MHTA will recognize Minnesota’s top technology companies and individuals at the Oct. 22 awards ceremony.

Northfield, MN, September 17, 2009 --( The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named ID Insight, Inc. as a finalist in the IT-Software & Hardware, Communications and Infrastructure category for the 2009 Tekne Awards, which will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Thursday, Oct. 22. The Tekne Awards recognize Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership.

“We are thrilled to be named as a 2009 Tekne finalist”, said ID Insight president Adam Elliott. “Over the last year, ID Insight has continued to develop new information solutions and technologies that help businesses reduce risk and capture more profitable business, and we feel honored to be recognized for that.”

Presented by the MHTA in partnership with LifeScience Alley and Enterprise Minnesota, the Tekne Awards annually recognize Minnesota’s best and brightest technology users and developers in innovation, development, education, commercialization and management. A full list of finalists is available online at

“For 10 years the Tekne Awards have recognized those who make groundbreaking contributions to the growth of technology in Minnesota,” said Kate Rubin, president of MHTA. “This year’s finalists should be extremely proud of their role in helping Minnesota excel at producing cutting-edge technology and continue to be a great place to do business.”

Recipients of the 2009 Tekne Awards will be announced at the award ceremony on Oct. 22. The event will begin with a VIP reception at 4:30 p.m., followed by general registration and reception at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., the awards ceremony at 7 p.m., and a post-Tekne party at 8:30 p.m. The event will be emceed by John Sweeney, author of Innovation at the Speed of Laughter, and owner of the Brave New Workshop, the nation’s oldest satirical comedy theatre.

To register for the 2009 Tekne Awards ceremony, visit or contact Lonni Ranallo at 952-230-4555 or

About ID Insight
ID Insight, the innovator in Access-Point Intelligence, knows more about people and their access points- physical addresses, phone numbers and other points where fraud occurs -- than any other identity-fraud risk-assessment company. Based in Northfield, MN, the company combines its massive collection of data on people and access points with patent-pending analytics to help companies prevent fraud, reduce costs and capture more business. ID Insight provides next-generation verification, authentication, and fraud solutions to financial services companies, credit issuers, retailers, online merchants and wireless providers nationwide.

About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)
The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) accelerates the growth, sustainability and global competitiveness of Minnesota's technology-based economy through public policy advocacy, member collaboration and education, and community outreach. 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. MHTA works in partnership with TechAmerica, which represents Minnesota's technology organizations nationally. Find out more online at or follow MHTA on Twitter at

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Matt Schraan