Nominations are Open!

Applications close April 16, 2021.

Robert Towles, finalist at Octane's HTA 2020

Outstanding Emerging Technology Company

The award will be given to a tech or medtech company exhibiting innovative technology.

Outstanding Small Technology Company

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

Best Small Technology CEO

This CEO can represent a company with 100 employees or less in tech or medtech.

Best Technology Company Leadership Team

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

Best Enterprise or B2B Technology Innovation

This award will recognize a company whose B2B product 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.

Outstanding Innovation in Medical Technology/Life Sciences

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

Best Clean-Tech/Green Company

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

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  have been in business for a minimum of ten years.

Deal of the Year

The deal can range from various transactions, including but not limited to Investment, Private Equity, IPO, Merger & Acquisition, and VC Raise. The deal must have closed between April 2020-March 2021.