Two local startups, Shyft Auto and Swipe.By, have been named among the Top 10 Startups to Watch in the 2020 NC TECH Awards. This awards program recognizes companies, organizations and individuals for their achievement, innovation and leadership throughout the year.

After a nomination period earlier this year, finalists and winners were chosen in a two-stage review process, led by the accounting firm Cherry Bekaert, in partnership with an independent selection committee. The awards process culminates with the NC TECH Virtual Awards at three broadcasts beginning at 4pm each day on November 17, 18 and 19. Winners will be announced during the broadcasts.


Shyft Auto and are both in the Winston Starts cohort. Shyft offers software designed to assist with the auto repair industry and fleet management, while Swipe.By offers a digital platform for restaurants and small businesses to facilitate online ordering and curbside pickup.