Winners of the 20th annual OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards will be announced Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at the celebration at Portland’s Downtown Hilton
Portland, Ore., July 9, 2013 — The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) is pleased to recognize Paul Gulick, a veteran entrepreneur who successfully led and grew such companies as Planar Systems, Clarity Visual Systems, Motif and InFocus, with the esteemed 2013 OEN Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Lifetime Achievement Award is given at the discretion of the OEN Board of Directors to an Oregon or SW Washington-based individual who has had a long career of entrepreneurial achievements, including investing in other companies, mentoring, and philanthropy, that place him or her in the top echelon of their peers.
OEN also today announced 10 company finalists—from more than 40 nominees—for the 2013 OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards. Finalists in the individual achievement category will be announced later this month. All winners will be announced and honored on September 17, 2013, during the 20th annual awards ceremony at the Portland downtown Hilton.
OEN Development Stage Company of the Year Finalists
- Indow Windows
OEN Working Capital Stage Company of the Year Finalists
- Puppet Labs
OEN Growth Stage Company of the Year Finalists
- The Clymb
“OEN received nominations from a variety of fantastic companies that are at the heart of the OEN entrepreneurial community,” said Linda Weston, OEN’s president and executive director. “Congratulations to all the finalists and nominated companies who are creating jobs, experiencing tremendous growth and contributing to the economies in Oregon and Southwest Washington.”
Early bird pricing for the award ceremony will be available online at http://oen.wpengine.com until August 15. More than 700 of Oregon and SW Washington’s most influential business people, including representatives from the nominated companies are expected to attend.
About the 2013 OEN Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Paul Gulick is an experienced and successful entrepreneurial executive with significant experience in growing and building winning companies. With a strong background in technology and innovation, he brings a unique perspective to growth organizations. He has experience as both an officer and a member of the Board of Directors for a number of organizations, including a public company. No longer in an operational role, Mr. Gulick continues to stay active with multiple board of directors and advisory positions, including Children’s Cancer Association, Oregon State University Venture Accelerator, Northwest Analytics and Compview.
About the Company Finalists (From Each Respective Category)
Brandlive, Portland, OR
Your brandlive is a live online retail platform that enables product companies to do live product demonstrations on their website, in the social network and with affiliates.
Cloudability, Portland, OR
Cloudability helps companies take advantage of the speed, flexibility and innovation that comes with cloud computing without worrying about out-of-control costs.
Indow Windows, Portland, OR
Indow Windows makes thermal window inserts that press into place inside window frames to provide double pane performance at lower cost.
Wildfang, Portland, OR
Wildfang is the home of tomboys. From wingtips and blazers to exclusive content and inspiration, Wildfang.com aims to serve tomboy fashion and spirit in a single online retail destination.
Working Capital Category
Embodee, Portland, OR
Embodee takes physical garment samples to fully digital replicas and delivers 3D at photographic quality via a patented process and delivers them from a cloud-resident service.
Janrain, Portland, OR
Janrain is the recognized leader in User Management solutions and services that enable clients to easily acquire and better understand their online users. The Janrain User Management Platform (JUMP) helps organizations succeed on the social web with leading technology that leverages the popularity of social networks and identities.
Puppet Labs, Portland, OR
Puppet Labs develops IT automation software that helps system administrators manage IT infrastructure throughout its lifecycle, from provisioning and configuration to patch management and compliance.
Coaxis, dba Viewpoint Construction Software, Portland, OR
With a long-standing focus on meeting the information needs of mid- to large-scale construction organizations, Viewpoint Construction Software has achieved a leadership position providing construction enterprise solutions.
Elemental Technologies, Portland, OR
Elemental is the leading provider of video processing solutions that enable multiscreen content delivery. The company pioneered the use of graphics processors for video processing and is changing the way video is delivered globally.
The Clymb, Portland, OR
For those who find their passion in the outdoors, The Clymb inspires human-powered adventure by delivering insider pricing on premium brands and adventure travel experiences.
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About Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
Founded in 1991, the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network is a not-for-profit corporation 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 oen.org.