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Celebrate Innovation in Southern California

September 23, 2021 at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, CA.

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Tej Patel holds award at Octane's High Tech Awards 2020

Celebrate Innovation in Southern California in 2021! Nominate Your Company Today!

The High Tech Awards (HTA) seeks to celebrate and recognize those individuals and companies who make Orange County a center of technology and medical technology innovation. In its 27th year, the High Tech Awards has recognized more than 130 innovative companies in Orange County. Despite the challenges of 2020, Orange County once again proved that it is an epicenter of innovation with over 80 companies being nominated in the nine categories. 

Octane will follow all Orange County health and venue guidelines. In the event that High Tech Awards is moved to a virtual-only option, your ticket will be transferred and refunded the difference.

Join us on September 23, 2021, from 5:00 – 9:30 pm at the Balboa Bay Resort, in Newport Beach, CA.

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Purchase a table at the High Tech Awards – a front-row seat to the innovation happening here in Southern California! 

High Tech Awards Health & Safety Policy

As we are all very excited to be together again, Octane would like to introduce our Health & Safety entry requirements for the High Tech Awards so that you may plan accordingly.

Prior to the event, all attendees will be required to: 

(1) Provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. In order to be considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in time for the High Tech Awards, you’ll need to have received your last Moderna or Pfizer (or single Johnson & Johnson) dose by September 9th.


(2) Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.The test must take place within 72 hours of the High Tech Awards (September 23rd) Must be a PCR test.

Please upload proof of vaccination or negative covid test. 

There are several testing options available:

At-Home Testing is available from Ambry Genetics, based in Aliso Viejo, and an Octane partner. This is free to Orange County residents, please enter your zip code on the landing page to receive. Register to receive at-home test here.

In order to have this completed in time, you must request the testing kit by September 16th and the last day to return it is September 20th.

Other Testing Options Available:

CVS Testing – Click the link to the CVS testing site and book an appointment at a CVS location near you.

California Health Department – Click this link to find all California testing sites available.

Please note that Orange County and Balboa Bay Resort guidelines require all unvaccinated persons to wear masks while indoors.

Our health & safety requirements are subject to change at any time. Should these protocols change, guests will be notified immediately.

Each year at HTA, we celebrate the accomplishments of 32+ companies in Southern California that lead innovation.

2020 was a High Tech Awards like no other! See last year’s finalists.

See our finalists at the High Tech Awards 2020! This year we have over 35+ finalists in 10 categories.

Lubna Ahmed interviewed by Octane

2021 Categories

Outstanding Small Technology Company

Best Technology Company Leadership Team

Best Enterprise or B2B Technology Innovation

Best Consumer Technology Innovation

Outstanding Innovation in Medical Technology/Lifesciences

Deal of the Year

Best Clean-Tech/Green Company

Outstanding Large Disruptor/Innovator

Outstanding Emerging Technology Company

Best Small Technology CEO