Cedar Falls–Kate Washut, Partner at Cedar Falls-based Far Reach received a Dupont Pioneer Iowa Women of Innovation Award. Washut won the award in the category of “Entrepreneurial Innovation & Leadership.” The Iowa Women of Innovation Awards are presented annually by the Technology Association of Iowa and recognize women who are leaders in science, technology, engineering, or math.
Winners and finalists were honored at a dinner and ceremony in Des Moines on November 15. Washut was recognized for her accomplishments in technology, including starting her company Far Reach with four other partners in 2007. Far Reach is based in downtown Cedar Falls and offers web design and development services, custom software development, mobile technology solutions, and technology and marketing consulting. Washut was also instrumental in the development of two additional companies, Hired Hand Software and Nu Squared Software. Washut worked with other technology leaders in the Cedar Valley to establish the Cedar Valley TechBrew. This event attracts around 100 attendees each month for idea sharing, networking, and start-up promotion.
The Technology Association of Iowa (TAI) is a professional service organization that strives to strengthen Iowa’s technology ecosystem and enhance the state’s reputation as a technically advanced place where world-class technology firms and organizations thrive. TAI’s Women of Innovation Awards is in its fifth year of honoring Iowa women.
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