Passport named 2019 Software Company of the Year at NC Tech Awards

Company recognized for its achievements in technology

Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 22, 2019) Passport, the leading digital platform for mobility software and parking payments  for municipalities, has been named the Software Company of the Year at the 2019 NC Tech Awards. The NC Tech Awards is North Carolina’s only statewide technology awards program that recognizes for achievement in technology and is presented by the NCTECH (North Carolina Technology Association).

“We are tremendously honored to be recognized. This is an incredible achievement and it would not be possible without the hard work of the talented Passport team and the support of our clients,” said Bob Youakim, Passport CEO. “Every day I get to work alongside more than 300 intelligent and driven people with a diverse set of talents across engineering, sales, product, client success, operations, marketing, and more. It is the team that has helped Passport reach its goals and they inspire me to work toward the next achievement.”

Other nominees for the NC Tech Awards Software category included AvidXchange, Dude Solutions, insightsoftware and Pendo. Youakim was also a nominee for the NC Tech Award’s Tech Executive of the Year.

“It is an honor to be named among the many game-changing tech companies in North Carolina who are creating jobs and bringing new talent and innovation to our state,” said Youakim. “I’d like to thank NCTECH for this recognition and for their great work to advance the growth of tech companies in North Carolina.”

This award is one of many received by Passport in 2019. The company was recognized for its continued growth with top spots on the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Passport was also named a top workplace in Charlotte for the fifth consecutive year and had employees on 40 Under 40 lists sponsored by the National Parking Association and Charlotte Business Journal.

About Passport
Passport is transforming mobility management for cities, empowering them to create more livable and equitable communities. Passport’s mobility platform enables clients to digitally coordinate all modes of transportation and implement real-time, data-centric management of their curbside and streetspace through its enterprise software. Trusted by nearly 1,000 cities, universities and agencies, including Chicago, Toronto, London, Los Angeles, and Miami, Passport is one of the fastest growing companies on the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Passport is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, Grotech Ventures, MK Capital, and Relevance Capital. For more information, visit



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