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Wine & Beer Technology Startup named Emerging Company of the Year

Wine & Beer Technology Startup named Emerging Company of the Year by North Carolina Technology Association

WILMINGTON, N.C., Nov. 15, 2013 - Next Glass(®) is proud to announce that it has been selected as the 2013 Emerging Company of the Year by the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA). Winners were recognized at the annual awards gala on Thursday, Nov. 7 in Durham, N.C.  This year’s event was attended by another impressive crowd of nearly 800 leaders from across the state.

The NCTA 21 Awards is North Carolina’s only statewide technology awards program, recognizing companies and individuals who have characterized excellence, innovation and leadership in 21 categories. 

“We are honored to receive NCTA’s Emerging Company award,” said Kurt Taylor, Founder and CEO of Next Glass.  “This is a very exciting time for our company and we look forward to participating in future NCTA events as we continue to grow.” 

“Since 1995, the NCTA 21 Awards has honored excellence and innovation throughout North Carolina, representing the best and brightest,” said Brooks Raiford, president and CEO of NCTA.  “As a winner, Next Glass has distinguished itself as one of the state’s technology leaders and we are proud to recognize them as the Emerging Company of the Year.”

About Next Glass

Next Glass is a Wilmington, NC based technology company that delivers personalized wine and beer recommendations to consumers and merchants. Using patent-pending science and software, we objectively analyze each bottle of wine and beer, extract over 22,000 chemical compounds, and store the resulting “DNA” in our Genome Cellar(®).  Our machine-learning software then learns what you enjoy and makes great recommendations straight to your smartphone, tablet or computer.

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About NCTA

The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) is the statewide membership association for the tech sector.  Because technology is integral to any enterprise regardless of size or function, NCTA membership is open to all companies, organizations and institutions.  NCTA serves organizations and their people through events, advocacy, virtual networks and resources.  For more information, visit our website at

Media Contacts:

Kurt Taylor
Next Glass, Inc.
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Marc Montoro
North Carolina Technology Association
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