2024 Nominations

Nominations close April 5th. Nominate in the individual links below!

There is no cost to apply and you can nominate for multiple categories.

Join us on September 26, 2024 at AV Irvine for the Awards. Tickets are now on sale.


Robert Towles, finalist at Octane's HTA 2020
Every year, Octane celebrates innovators, entrepreneurs, and technology leaders who make Orange County a center of technology and medical technology innovation at the annual High Tech Awards. Hear from some of last year’s finalists and how they are driving innovation that is changing lives and creating a healthier future for us all.

2024 Categories

Best Technology Company

Award will recognize a medtech/technology company in Orange County. The company must be in existence for at least 3 years.

Best Company Leadership Team

Award will recognize a leadership team of a tech or medtech company in Orange County.

Best Enterprise or B2B Technology Innovation

Award will recognize a company whose B2B product or service is innovative and shows growth in their product.

Best Consumer Technology Innovation

The award will recognize a company that exhibits innovation in a consumer technology. Note, this award must showcase a consumer product.

Best Emerging Disruptor

Award will be given to a high tech or medtech company that is exhibiting technology that is innovative.

Best Technology CEO (<100 employees)

The award will be given to a CEO who leads either a company in high technology or medical technology. The CEO can represent a company with 100 employees or less in high technology or medical technology.

Best Clean Tech/Green Company

The award will recognize a technology company whose product/service is advancing clean energy, water, or transportation innovation which benefits the economy and environment. The product must be in the clean-tech/green space.

Best Large Disruptor/Innovator

The award will recognize a company that exhibits innovation and intrapreneurship as a sustainable growth strategy. The company must have 100+ employees and has been in business for minimum 5 years.

Best Innovation in Medical Technology/Life Sciences

Award is specifically for innovation in the medtech/life sciences field.

Deal of the Year

The deal can range from a variety of options including but not limited to: Investment, Private Equity, IPO, Merger & Acquisition, VC Raise. The deal must have closed between April 2023-March 2024.

Next Gen Award

This award recognizes an individual making a significant difference within their organizations and leading their industry into the future. This individual demonstrates talent, drive and service to their communities.

Women Leaders of Octane Quarterly Meeting (April 2024)


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