“Award-winning” has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
The OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards program honors the skill and courage that it takes for entrepreneurs to create a business out of an idea. You can’t win if we don’t know about you, so this is your opportunity to put your hat in the ring.
Nominees are subjected to a rigorous judging process led by a committee of prominent entrepreneurs and business leaders. After an initial review of the nomination materials, semi-finalist companies participate in both off-site and on-site interviews. Finalists are determined in early September, and winners are announced at our annual OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards Dinner in October.
We honor entrepreneurs and companies across all sectors and stages in the following categories:
Companies with projected revenue for the current year less than $0.5 million
Companies with past-year revenue of at least $0.5 million and projected revenue for the current year of $0.5-$8 million
Companies with past-year revenue of at least $8 million and projected revenue for the current year of over $8 million
Honoring an innovative new product or service that has great potential to disrupt its industry
Honoring the region’s most promising early-stage tech entrepreneur
Recognizing an entrepreneur or founding team with a record of outstanding achievement in the last 18 months