Oregon Entrepreneurs Network names 13 finalists for the Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Award
"The OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards honors the skill, and the courage, it takes for entrepreneurs to create a business out of an idea. They are intended to not only celebrate entrepreneurs, but to highlight their importance to the region’s economy."
The finalists are:
OEN Launch Stage Company of the Year Finalists
- GlobeSherpa—a Portland, Oregon-based Software Company specializing in mobile application development for transit, parking, and events.
- Inpria—developing metal oxide photoresists to enable the $280B semiconductor industry to continue to reduce transistor sizes.
- Nouvola—offers a scalable performance testing suite to help companies deploy their applications to the cloud scale successfully.
OEN Development Stage Company of the Year Finalists
- barre3—an innovative fitness system and global network of studios inspired by the disciplines of yoga, Pilates and ballet barre work.
- Chirpify—activates media for instant conversion. Their #Actiontag Platform allows consumers to respond, opt-in and buy with a social post—anywhere they encounter a brand’s message—including TV, print, in-venue and online.
- Salt & Straw—a small-batch, all-natural ice cream company based in Portland, OR whose ice cream showcases Oregon ingredients in a monthly rotating seasonal menu of ice cream scoops and pints.
OEN Growth Stage Company of the Year Finalists
- Elemental Technologies—the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery.
- Puppet Labs—the creator of Puppet Enterprise and Puppet Open Source, IT automation software that enables organizations to deliver the operational agility and efficiency of cloud computing at enterprise-class service levels.
- ZoomCare—an Oregon-based on-demand neighborhood health system that serves over 250,000 people in 23 clinics in the Portland and Seattle areas 365 days a year.
OEN Entrepreneurial Achievement Award
- Luke Kanies—Founder & CEO of Puppet Labs
- Jill Nelson—Founder & CEO of Ruby Receptionists
- Jason Bolt—Co-Founder & CEO of Society43 and Revant
Winners will be announed 15 October at the Oregon Convention Center for the 2014 OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards.
Source: OregonLive ( http://www.oen.org/?p=9404 )