2021 Winners & Finalists

These companies were chosen out of over 150 nominated.

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Outstanding Small Technology Company

The award will recognize a medtech/technology company in Orange County. The company must be in existence for at least 3 years and have 100 employees or less.

WINNER

Rallio is a SaaS platform combining cloud-based social media technology, artificial intelligence and employee advocacy. As the supplier of choice for franchises and SMBs, Rallio enables businesses to optimize their social media engagement, while managing their social media presence, online reputation, and directory listings in one dashboard for all locations.

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Best Technology Company Leadership Team

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

 

WINNER

Syntiant is at the leading edge of low power artificial intelligence with semiconductor, data and training solutions incorporated into products as small as earbuds to as large as automobiles. The company is backed by leading investors including Intel Capital, Microsoft’s M12, Applied Ventures, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, the Amazon Alexa Fund and Atlantic Bridge Capital.

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Best Enterprise or B2B Technology Innovation

The award will recognize a company whose B2B product is innovative and shows growth in their product.

WINNER

Mavenlink’s purpose-built software takes professional services automation to a new level, one that optimizes resources and elevates operational performance. The Mavenlink Industry Cloud for Professional Services™ gives professional services firms in more than 100 countries the clarity, control and confidence to do what they do best, only better.

www.mavenlink.com

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Best Consumer Technology Innovation

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

WINNER

Intellivision is a family entertainment video game platform focused on bringing human connection back to the living room by offering a simple, affordable, family-friendly group play experience no matter what your age or skill level.

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Outstanding Innovation in Medical Technology/Life Sciences

This award is specifically for innovation in the medtech/life sciences field and highlights a medtech or life science device or product. This product does not need to be on market yet to qualify.

WINNER

Smartlens is a clinical stage MedTech company with a vision of preventing blindness due to Glaucoma. Its non-invasive, easy to use contact lenses are monitoring eye pressure and releasing the right medication with the right dose at the right time offering personalized treatments, improving efficacy and reducing side effects.

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Deal of the Year

This award can range from a variety of deals including but not limited to: Investment, Private Equity, IPO, Merger & Acquisition, VC Raise. The deal must have closed between April 2020-March 2021.

WINNER

A first of its kind, the innovative AtaCor EV Temporary Pacing Lead System is advancing the standard of cardiac pacing. It is the only implantable temporary pacing system designed to leave the heart and vascular system completely untouched—for prompt pacing support without the discomfort, risk, and limitations of traditional methods

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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.

WINNER

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is the country’s largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market. Our mission is to decarbonize transportation through the development and delivery of renewable natural gas (RNG), a sustainable fuel derived from organic waste. Clean Energy allows thousands of vehicles to reduce their amount of climate-harming greenhouse gas.

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Outstanding 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 of 10 years.

WINNER

Glaukos Corporation is an ophthalmic medical technology and pharmaceutical company focused on novel therapies for the treatment of glaucoma, corneal disorders and retinal diseases. Glaukos is leveraging its platform technology to build a comprehensive and proprietary portfolio of micro-scale surgical and pharmaceutical therapies in glaucoma, corneal health and retinal disease.

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Outstanding Emerging Technology Company

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

WINNER

Mobix Labs Inc. provides True Xero™ latency connectivity solutions for 5G wireless and high bandwidth cable networks. The company develops ultra-compact, fully integrated, single-chip,  single-die, CMOS-based mmWave beamformers, antenna solutions and RF/mixed signal semiconductors necessary for mmWave 5G and next-generation wireless products. The company also develops hybrid active optical cables, transceivers and optical engines for the data center, home entertainment and consumer electronics markets. 

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Best Small Technology CEO

The CEO can represent a company with 100 employees or less in high technology or medical technology.

 

WINNER, DR. JOHN PHAM

InBrace is reimagining the entire orthodontic experience to improve the lives of patients and providers. As a company founded by orthodontists, we know orthodontics is more than just “better smiles”.  It’s about unlocking a person’s confidence and empowering them to fully reveal themselves – fully, freely, and loudly.

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Tim Nguyen

Dr. John Pham DDS, MS

Maryam Rofougaran

John Chi

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