Awards & recognition

Best in show KBIS

KBIS Best in Show 2024
FreePower for Countertop Wins Top Honor in the Kitchen and Bath Industry - Best in Show at KBIS 2024

The wireless charging pioneer took the coveted Best in Show after KBIS 2024 debut, as well as finalist nominations in three “Best of” KBIS categories and the People’s Pick Award in the DesignBites competition.

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Best of KBIS

FreePower named as finalist in 3 Best of KBIS categories for 2024

KBIS is a global leader in the Kitchen & Bath industry and holds its coveted Best of KBIS awards each year. FreePower was named a finalist in 3 categories: Game-Changing Innovation, Best in Show, and Style Statement: Kitchen.

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Innovation Awards

Embedded Technologies
Smart Cities
Smart Homes
Vehicle Intelligence
Embedded Technology
FreePower brings home CES Innovation Awards for two consecutive years

First, our team was recognized in 2021 for Embedded Technologies, and then again in 2022 for Vehicle Intelligence & Transportation, marking our second consecutive year receiving a CES Innovation Award.

Now, in 2024, we've been awarded three Innovation Awards in the Smart Cities, Smart Homes, and Embedded Technologies categories for the work we're doing with FreePower for Countertop.

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World's Most Innovative

Most Innovative Companies
Aira recognized among the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021 by Fast Company

FreePower was named on Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021, placing fifth in the Consumer Technology category.

The list recognizes pioneering businesses that are transforming their industries and shaping our society with groundbreaking innovations. Some others in the top ten names include Apple, Samsung, Google, and AMD.

FreePower continues to be propelled by this incredible momentum, truly embodying its status as one of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” with its category-defining free-placement wireless charging technology.

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30 Under 30

30 Under 30
FreePower founder and CEO Jake Slatnick named Forbes 30 Under 30 recipient

This award is considered one of the most prestigious for movers and shakers under the age of 30. Some of the most important entrepreneurs and iconic people of our generation have received the recognition – from Mark Zuckerburg to Lebron James and Miley Cyrus.

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Next 1000

Next 1000
FreePower Founder and CEO Jake Slatnick honored among the first class of 250 standouts for Forbes’ NEXT 1000 in 2021

The recognition underlines FreePower’s electrifying growth – from an idea to an innovative startup challenging the notion and pushing the limits of wireless charging technology.

Slatnick was featured alongside founders of three fellow Arizona-based start-ups, including Trainual, Viable Research Management and The Mayfair Group.

Small businesses account for more than 30 million U.S. businesses and two-thirds of the net new jobs in the market. Forbes created The NEXT 1000 to highlight these businesses and the creative minds behind them. The NEXT 1000 is a year-round initiative that showcases the ambitious sole proprietors, self-funded shops and pre-revenue startups in every region of the country.

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PacePilot Award

2021 Finalist
FreePower receives PACE Pilot recognition for its innovative approach to automotive wireless power

For 26 years, the Automotive News PACE Awards have heralded the industry’s best commercialized game-changing innovations. The increased tempo of change has been driving vast innovation in processes, products and systems that are through the pilot phase, but have not been brought to market.

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