HTA Nominations

September 12th, 2019

Nominate Your Company! 

The High Tech Innovation 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 26th year, The High Tech Innovation Awards has recognized and more than 95 innovative companies that are large and small, public and private. HTA will be held at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach.

Nominate Your Company! 

The High Tech Innovation 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 26th year, The High Tech Innovation Awards has recognized and more than 95 innovative companies that are large and small, public and private. HTA will be held at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach.

Our Award Categories

The High Tech Awards are open to any company in technology or medical technology that is based in Orange County.  A company can be nominated in more than one category, but a finalist in only one.   Companies that won a High Tech Award last year are not eligible for an award this year except if the company applies for Deal of the Year.  Nominations will close on April 5th.

Outstanding Large Technology Company

This award will recognize a company that exhibits company culture as measured by sustainability, community engagement, positive revenue trend, profit growth, diversity and inclusion. Companies can be in high technology or medical technology. Large is defined as 250 employees or more (250+)

Outstanding Small Technology Company

This award will recognize a company that exhibits company culture as measured by: Sustainability, Community Engagement, Positive Revenue Trend, Profit Growth, Diversity and Inclusion. Companies can be high technology or medical technology. Small is defined as 250 employees or less. The company must have been in existence for at least three years to be eligible.

Outstanding Large Technology Company CEO

This individual will represent a large technology company in Orange County. CEO’s that are nominated will be judged against their peers as it relates to their management model, how they motivate their employees and their involvement in the OC Community/Ecosystem. The CEO can represent a company in high technology or medical technology. Large is defined as 250 employees or more (250+)

Outstanding Small Technology Company CEO

This individual will represent a small company (public or private) in Orange County. CEO’s that are nominated will be judged against their peers as it relates to their management model, how they motivate their employees and their involvement in the OC Community/ Ecosystem. The CEO can represent a company in high technology or medical. Small company is defined as 250 employees or less.

Outstanding Emerging Technology Company

This award will be given to a company that is exhibiting a technology that is innovative and shows growth and revenue in their company and/or product or growth in headcount. The product/company must have gone to market/have a product on the market to be considered and must have a company/product that is unique/different than their competitors. Emerging technology can include high technology or medical technology. To be considered, technology must have a product in the market and must be generating revenue with a growth trend.

Outstanding Technology Innovation in Software

A company that wins the Best Technology Innovation in Software will be a B2B product that is innovative and shows growth in their product. The company will be able to demonstrate the importance and differentiation of their software as compared to their competitors. The company must demonstrate leadership in the Orange County Ecosystem To be considered, software technology must be B2B

Outstanding Technology Innovation in a Consumer Product

This award will recognize a company that exhibits innovation and differentiation compared to its competitors and the reason for success in their category. Companies must be able to demonstrate their leadership in the Orange County Ecosystem.

Outstanding Innovation in Medical Technology/ Lifesciences

This award is specifically for innovation in Medical Technology/Life Sciences field. The innovation must demonstrate growth and show an impact to the company’s bottom line as well as show differentiation from the competition. Companies must be able to demonstrate their leadership in the Orange County Ecosystem and further explain what is making them successful.

Deal of the Year

The Best Deal of the Year award can range from a variety of deals including , but not limited to: Investment, Private Equity, IPO, Merger & Acquisition. This can include deals in Orange County in Investment, Private Equity, IPO or a Merger and Acquisition. Deals must have occurred between April 2018 and March 2019.

High Tech Innovation Awards

September 12, 2019
Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach

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