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Emma McIlroy at OEN's 2013 Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards
Emma Mcilroy, CEO of Wildfang, accepts the Development Stage Award at OEN’s 2013 Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards.

Does your company deserve recognition as one of Oregon’s best and brightest?

On Wednesday, October 15, over 600 entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders will gather to celebrate our state’s best and brightest young companies and entrepreneurs.

Our Awards program honors the skill and courage that it takes for entrepreneurs to create a business out of an idea. Named after Northwest entrepreneur and angel investor, Tom Holce, the Awards not only celebrate entrepreneurs, but highlight their importance to the region’s economy.

We honor exceptional companies in three categories – launch stage, development stage, and growth stage – as well as an individual or founding team who can point to a track record of outstanding achievement over the last 18 months.

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Emma McIlroy, CEO, Wildfang“The Tom Holce Awards gave us a huge amount of local exposure and helped us build an amazing network of fellow entrepreneurs and seasoned advisers and investors. The awards were without doubt a highlight of our year.”

– Emma Mcilroy, CEO, Wildfang
2013 Development Stage Category Winner


See last year’s Awards Winners and Finalists:

2013 Lifetime Achievement Winner

Paul Gulick, a pioneer of Oregon’s electronic display industry

2013 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

2013 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

2013 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

2013 Individual Achievement Award Winner and Finalists

Mat Ellis, CEO, Cloudability – Winner
Luke Kanies, CEO & Founder, Puppet Labs – Finalist
John Marick, CEO, Consumer Cellular – Finalist

2013 Volunteer of the Year Award Winners

Brent Bullock – Perkins Coie
Shelley Gunton – Chez Marie

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