December 09, 2020

TechUnited:NJ’s 2020 Founder Award Winner, Sam Caucci

Dana Safa Bernardino


Sam Caucci is the winner of the 2020 Founder Award at this year’s Annual Awards Celebration.

(December 8, 2020) Newark, New Jersey – We are pleased to announce that Sam Caucci, 1Huddle Founder and CEO, has been recognized by TechUnited:NJ as the 2020 winner of the Founder Award and will be honored at this year’s TechUnited:NJ Annual Awards Celebration!

The celebration honors 21 individuals and companies in the technology and life sciences community for accomplishments in leadership, innovation, development, and collaboration. The event also serves as a fundraiser, raising money for the NJPRF and Newark Working Kitchens.

“Being recognized as Founder of the Year is an honor, and it was a true team effort. Through all the challenges 2020 has thrown our way, the 1Huddle team has come out more resilient, fired up, and motivated than ever,” said Sam Caucci, CEO and Founder of 1Huddle. “This year has shown how important it is for all workers—from frontline to full time—to have access to technology that lets them win anytime, anywhere. That’s why I created 1Huddle, and I’m excited to continue lifting up all workers, especially those who are part of our Newark community.”

According to TechUnited:NJ, this award is presented to New Jersey’s most innovative, community-focused, and inspirational tech founder of the year. This year’s celebration will be held virtually on Wednesday, December 9th from 4 pm-7 pm ET. Sam will receive the final award of the night, which will be presented at 6:22 pm. Winners and guests have the opportunity to network, connect and reflect on the past year and each other’s accomplishments.

“TechUnited is proud to have the opportunity to recognize these leaders to inspire hope and connect our great community. In a year marked by so much change, challenge, and uncertainty, we hope to provide a representation of just how resilient the tech community is. Our best wishes to the nominees and winners this year who are working hard to build a better future for all.” shared TechUnited CEO Aaron Price.

Fellow award-winning individuals and companies being honored at this year’s ceremony include:

  • NJ First Lady, Tammy Murphy: Receiving the 2020 Pandemic Leadership Award, sponsored by Investors Bank
  • Don Katz, Founder and Executive Chairman of Audible: Receiving the 2020 Legend Of Technology Award, sponsored by McCarter & English
  • Rick Thigpen of SVP and PSEG: Receiving the 2020 Changemaker Award
  • Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips: Receiving the 2020 Legislative Champion Award
  • Dr. Joel Bloom: Receiving the 2020 Martinson-Ballen Technology Supporter Award, sponsored by Tech Council Ventures
  • Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind: Receiving the 2020 CleanTech Champion Award, sponsored by PSEG
  • Hackensack Meridian Health: Receiving the 2020 HealthTech Champion Award
  • Misfits Market: Receiving the 2020 Smart Cities Champion Award

To see the full slate of award winners, join us on December 9th from 4pm-7pm ET as we celebrate and honor NJ’s incredible community of innovators who are propelling the future. 


More about TechUnited

TechUnited:NJ is a membership nonprofit organization that offers opportunities for technology and tech-enabled companies and entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate, and grow to propel the future of New Jersey and beyond. Currently, over 500,000 innovators belong to the organization.

TechUnited:NJ was founded in 1996 as the NJ Technology Council (NJTC).  Over the last 24 years, the NJTC has established itself as the premiere advocate for the technology community around the region.

In 2020, the organization rebranded as TechUnited:NJ and redefined its mission to empower innovators and entrepreneurs who build a better future for all. Through membership, events, mentorship, content creation, advocacy, talent, awards, and innovative offerings, TechUnited:NJ represents the foremost leaders in the technology community.  Our conferences, 8000-person Propelify Innovation Festival, intimate gatherings, and content, create unique opportunities for innovators to propel.

Media Contact:
Ana Mazumdar

More about 1Huddle

1Huddle is the only competitive gaming platform that onboards, upskills and fires up employees through the use of science-backed quick-burst mobile games. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a digital on-demand game marketplace filled with hundreds of employee skill games that only take minutes to complete, and the ability to create personalized content, 1Huddle is revolutionizing the way organizations tackle employee training. Instead of having to complete a one-time boring onboarding experience, workers are given continuous access to a motivation tool that reinforces learning and elevates employee engagement. Key clients include ESPN, Novartis, Audible, PIMCO, and Loews Hotels. To learn more about 1Huddle and its platform, please visit

Media Contact:
Dorian Langlais
Rally Point Media Strategies

Dana Safa Bernardino, Manager of Digital Marketing at 1Huddle

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