OEN NewsOregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) announces the winners of the 19th annual OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Congratulates The Winners and Finalists of the 19th Annual OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards – New Volunteer of the Year Award for 2012 Recognizes Three Giving Individuals

September 20, 2012, Portland, Oregon – The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) is pleased to announce the winners of the 19th annual OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards, presented Thursday, September 20th at the Portland Hilton and Executive Towers. The awards program is Oregon’s largest, annual gathering celebrating the region’s best and brightest entrepreneurs.

The winners and finalists in each of the categories include:

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT WINNER
Irving Levin, Genesis Financial Solutions

DEVELOPMENT STAGE CATEGORY WINNER and FINALISTS
VendScreen, Paresh Patel – Winner
4-Tell, Inc., Ken Levy – Finalist
Tellagence, Matt Hixson – Finalist

WORKING CAPITAL STAGE CATEGORY WINNER and FINALISTS
Act-On Software, Raghu Raghavan – Winner
Foundation Fitness, Jim Liggett – Finalist
Jama Software, Eric Winquist – Finalist

GROWTH STAGE CATEGORY WINNER and FINALISTS
Timbercon, Inc., Eric Meslow & James Davies – Winner
Cerus Industrial, Kent Holce – Finalist
Coaxis, Jay Haladay – Finalist
Elemental Technologies, Sam Blackman – Finalist

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER and FINALISTS
Scott Kveton, Urban Airship – Winner
Ray Davis, Umpqua Bank – Finalist
Chris Ulum, Agilyx – Finalist

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
Dana Alexander, Alexander Connections
James C. Noonan, Pivot Point Capital Corporation
Dennis Powers, VectorPoint Ventures

For 2012, a new volunteer category honoring individuals who have graciously offered their time and service to OEN and the local business community was added.

“OEN is pleased to recognize both the finalists as well as the winners, all of whom embody the principles of Tom Holce and the OEN entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to cultivate, nurture and develop emerging local business,” said Linda Weston, OEN’s president and executive director. “In our 19th year of the awards gala, I’m amazed at the talent and service that fills one room. We look forward to doing it all again next year and celebrating the next generation of startups.”

For additional information/bios about the companies and finalists, please visit: http://oen.wpengine.com/events/entrepreneurship-awards/.

About Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
Founded in 1991, the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for Oregon entrepreneurs and improving the business climate for emerging, growth-oriented companies statewide. The organization has members throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. For more information about the OEN, visit www.oen.org.

Contact:
Heather Sorensen
Plugged In PR for Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
503-841-0625
heather@pluggedinpr.com

Jeff Fishburn
OnPR for Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
503-802-4408
jefff@onpr.com
www.twitter.com/jefffishburn

Leslie Constans
Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
503-222-2270
lesliec@oen.org

 

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