2022 Finalists

These companies were chosen out of over 150 nominated.

Bobby Azamian, Tarsus interviewed for Deal of the Year category

Outstanding 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.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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CathWorks Logo - MedTech Company

Best Technology CEO

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


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Joshua Lee

Turker Hidirlar

Howard Leonhardt

Stanton Rowe

Heather Falcone

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June 2023

Ophthalmology Tech Forum 2023

June 8 @ 4:30 PM - June 9 @ 7:30 PM
Balboa Bay Resort, 1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663 United States

Join industry physicians and top ophthalmologists who are defining the future of the field at Octane’s Ophthalmology Technology Forum (OTF). The event is held annually in Orange County, the center for Ophthalmology in the US. We will be hosting Ophthalmology Tech Forum 2023 as a hybrid experience, which will allow our guests to attend in person or online. Learn more Register here

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July 2023

Women Leaders of Octane – July 2023 Quarterly Meeting

July 19 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Register Here >> Please join Women Leaders of Octane for our virtual quarterly meeting, Wednesday, July 19th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm PST, featuring Thought Leader: Cynthia West, Ph.D.  In addition to our thought leader, our committee chairs will share progress reports. Our Committees and Committee Chairs: Creating Women-led Businesses & LaunchPad Committee – Marinela Gombosev, SPARK Neuro Funding Committee – Delilah Panio, Toronto Stock Exchange Women on Boards Committee – Joyce Averna, JP Morgan Private Bank Resources & Communications – Nanneke Dinklo Plus, after…

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September 2023

Cardiovascular Tech Summit 2023

September 15 @ 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Monarch Beach Resort, 1 Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, CA 92629

Octane’s Cardiovascular Tech Summit 2023 will synergize innovative solutions in cardiology with physicians, industry strategics, and investors convening together to advance patient care. The Summit will explore the unmet needs in cardiology, highlight current buying trends of strategics and investors, review current funding models of cardiology innovation, present innovation trends, and showcase top emerging cardiology companies to our ecosystem of strategics and investors.

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High Tech Awards 2023

September 21
AV Irvine, 16500 Scientific
Irvine, 92618 United States

The much-anticipated High Tech Awards celebrate the top innovators, entrepreneurs, and technology leaders in Orange County. Join us for the 2023 High Tech Awards to celebrate and recognize those individuals and companies who make Orange County a center of technology and medical technology innovation.

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October 2023

Octane’s Medical Innovation Forum 2023

October 25 - October 26
Irvine Marriott, 18000 Von Karman Avenue
Irvine, CA 92612 United States
fireside chat

Octane will host our Medical Innovation Forum 2023 as an in-person experience.  Join us in collaborating with industry experts, strategics, physicians, entrepreneurs, and investors who have made significant strides toward an accelerated future in the medical industry.  The Forum will highlight the wide-ranging impact of the most recent medical innovations and how the industry will adapt to enhance patient care.

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