Little Free Library and Jed Mahonis Group Awarded Tekne Award for Mobile App

By Sarah Nelson

The Minnesota Technology Association hosted the 25th annual Tekne Awards on Thursday, November 16, recognizing the most innovative and impactful individuals, organizations, and companies in Minnesota’s technology community. 

Little Free Library and the Jed Mahonis Group (JMG) were awarded the Excellence in Partnership award for the Little Free Library mobile app.

“We’re honored to receive the Excellence in Partnership Tekne Award!” said Megan Hanson, Senior Manager for Digital Marketing, Acquisition & Engagement at Little Free Library. “In the two years since its launch, the Little Free Library mobile app has acquired nearly 200,000 users. The map is searched more than 230,000 times per month! We were able sustain this growth thanks to the outstanding support of the team at the Jed Mahonis Group. Their partnership has been critical to our success.”

In the creation and maintenance of the mobile app, JMG, a developer driven digital agency, has helped us to streamline data management. This partnership eliminated 25 weekly admin hours for the nonprofit and extended access to more than 150,000 registered book-sharing boxes, growing our audience across all seven continents.

“This year’s Tekne Award winners embody the very best of our technology community here in Minnesota,” said MnTech’s President and CEO Jeff Tollefson. “Our winners encompass a broad spectrum of our ecosystem, from Fortune 100 companies to non-profits to individuals proudly serving their community.”  

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