OEN NewsOregon Entrepreneurs Network Congratulates The Winners and Finalists of the 20th Annual OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards

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Oregon Entrepreneurs Network Congratulates The Winners and Finalists of the 20th Annual OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards

September 17, 2013, Portland, Oregon – The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) is pleased to announce the winners of the 20th annual OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards, presented Tuesday, September 17th 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
Paul Gulick, a pioneer of Oregon’s electronic display industry

DEVELOPMENT STAGE CATEGORY WINNER and FINALISTS
Wildfang, Emma Mcilroy, CEO/CMO – Winner
brandlive, Fritz Brumder, Co-founder, CEO – Finalist
Cloudability, Mat Ellis, CEO and Founder – Finalist
Indow Windows, Sam Pardue,CEO – Finalist

WORKING CAPITAL STAGE CATEGORY WINNER and FINALISTS
Janrain, Larry Drebes, Founder – Winner
Embodee, Andre Wolper, CEO – Finalist
Puppet Labs, Luke Kanies, Founder and CEO – Finalist

GROWTH STAGE CATEGORY WINNER and FINALISTS
Viewpoint Construction Software, Jay Haladay, CEO – Winner
Elemental Technologies, Sam Blackman, CEO and Co-founder – Finalist
The Clymb, Kelly Dachtler, President and Co-founder – Finalist

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNER and FINALISTS
Mat Ellis, CEO, Cloudability – Winner
Luke Kanies, CEO & Founder, Puppet Labs – Finalist
John Marick, CEO, Consumer Cellular – Finalist

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS
Brent Bullock – Perkins Coie
Shelley Gunton – Chez Marie

The volunteer of the year category honors individuals who have graciously offered their time and service to OEN and the local business community.

“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. “Every year 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.

 

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