OEN NewsMeet the Semifinalists for OEN’s 2017 Company Awards

Let’s hear it for Oregon’s startup rock stars! We’re excited to announce 24 semifinalists—from nearly 150 nominees—for the 2017 OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Company Awards.

The OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards honor the skill and the courage that it takes for entrepreneurs to create a business out of an idea. The event is intended to not only celebrate entrepreneurs, but to highlight their importance to the region’s economy.

After a series of interviews and reviews by expert judging panels, OEN will announce 3-4 finalists in each category. The winner from each category will be announced on October 25, 2017 during its Awards Dinner at the Oregon Convention Center.

In addition to the semifinalists below, OEN will be honoring an individual or founding team for its Entrepreneurial Achievement Award, as well as two OEN Volunteers of the Year.

Our Company Awards recognize businesses in the startup, development, and growth stages that address compelling market problems; deliver consistent growth; have scalable business models; know their niche and clearly differentiate from their competitors; and have founders and/or teams who demonstrate tenacity, passion, and vision.

Startup Stage Company Award

Oregon’s Hottest Garage Venture. Honoring a company with projected revenue for the current year of less than $0.5 million.

Development Stage Company Award

Oregon’s Next Business Home Run. Honoring a company with past-year revenue of at least $0.5 million and projected revenue for the current year of $0.5-$8 million.

Growth Stage Company Award

Oregon’s Next Household Name. Honoring a company with past-year revenue of at least $8 million and projected revenue for the current year of over $8 million.


Find out the winners at our October 25 Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner! Get your early-bird ticket or table »

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