Managed service provider ranked No. 40 of 101 companies recognized

Winter Springs, Fla., (October 13, 2023) Tech Rage IT, a leading name in the managed service provider industry, is a finalist for Newcomer of the Year at the prestigious 2023 MSP 501 Special Awards.

The Newcomer of the Year Award recognizes a company for its ability to break through and join the ranks of the Channel Futures MSP 501, which is one of the leading media outlets in the information technology industry.

The award is bestowed upon a first timer that is shaking things up in the managed services industry by its actions, brand, voice of its leader or by its sheer passion for this business. To qualify, organizations documented their company’s journey, including its history, market positioning, business model and current go-to-market strategy.

"I am tremendously proud of our team's dedication and commitment, which has led us to this momentous recognition as a finalist for the 2023 MSP 501 Special Awards,” said Erica Martinez-Rose, CEO of Tech Rage IT. “This achievement highlights our commitment to excellence and innovation in the managed service provider industry. We look forward to celebrating our success and further strengthening our position as a leader in the field."

Applications for the MSP 501 Special Awards were first reviewed by the Channel Futures editorial and content team then sent to a panel of judges representing some of the most prominent individuals in the channel.  Judges examined each organization’s unique business model and how it has propelled the company forward in a highly competitive market. Newcomers are also judged on their ability to quickly adapt and adopt new working practices to survive.

To be a part of the list, this year, two of the finalists are from NextGen 101.

Tech Rage IT ranked first time on the NextGen 101 list coming in at 40.

The winners will be officially revealed and honored at the Channel Futures MSP 501 Awards Gala, scheduled for November 1, 2023. This gala is part of the Channel Futures Leadership Summit.


For more information, please contact:

For Tech Rage IT: Erica Martinez-Rose, 407-278-5664 ext. 102,

For the UCF Business Incubation Program: Rafael Caamano, 407-408-4297 or Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470,

About Tech Rage IT: is an award-winning, woman-owned technology firm providing managed IT services, VoIP phone services, IT consulting and more to the frustrated, defeated and disappointed businesses craving more from their technology investment.

Tech Rage IT’s registered tagline “We Prevent Tech Rage” speaks to their laser focus of being a recognized leader in reducing the raging-headaches that employers and their employees face every single day due to technology problems, such as inconsistent or high IT support costs, unreliable or outdated technology, faulty or slow devices, and ransomware or lost files.  Tech Rage IT, headquartered in Winter Springs, has been serving the area since 2015.  Find more information about how Tech Rage IT is preventing Tech Rage at

About the UCF Business Incubation Program: The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has provided vital business development resources resulting in over 300 local startup companies reaching their potential faster and graduating into the community where they continue to grow and positively impact the local economy.

With eight facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. In 2022, current incubator clients supported over 1200 employees and generated over $120M in revenue.  Nineteen companies graduated from the program and remained in the local community. For more information, visit