Past Winners

View our distinguished winners from past year’s High Tech Awards.

Lubna Ahmed, Invoy Technologies at Octane's High Tech Awards
HTA 2022 Winners
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Best Clean-Tech/Green Company

Veloce Energy, Inc.

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Best Enterprise or B2B Technology Innovation

Kofax

Best Technology Leadership Team

Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Outstanding Innovation in Medical Technology/Life Sciences

Renata Medical, Inc.

Best Technology CEO

Joshua Lee, Ardius

Outstanding Emerging Technology Company

CathWorks

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Deal of The Year

MeridianLink, Inc.

Outstanding Large Disruptor/Innovator

Intraratio Corporation

Best Consumer Technology Innovation

SUPER73, Inc.

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Outstanding Large Disruptor/Innovator

Johnson & Johnson MedTech

HTA 2021 Winners
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Outstanding Small Technology Company

Rallio

Best Technology Company Leadership Team

Syntiant

Best Enterprise or B2B Technology Innovation

Mavenlink

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Best Consumer Technology Innovation

Intellivision

Outstanding Innovation in Medical Technology/Life Sciences

Smartlens

Deal of the Year

AtaCor Medical

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Best Clean-Tech/Green Company

Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Outstanding Large Disruptor/Innovator

Glaukos

Outstanding Emerging Technology Company

Mobix Labs Inc.

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Best Small Technology CEO

Dr. John Pham DDS, MS

Ones to Watch

Crescenta Biosciences Inc.

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iPill

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Ones to Watch

LynxBio

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Normoxi

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Vocalytics AI

HTA 2020 Winners
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Best Consumer Technology Innovation

CalAmp

Best Enterprise or B2B Technology Innovation

Concise

Best Small Technology Company CEO

Luke Freiler, CEO, Centercode

Best Technology Company Leadership Team

MeridianLink

Deal of the Year

Tarsus Pharmaceutical

Outstanding Emerging Technology Company

Menlo Micro

Outstanding Innovation in MedTech/ LifeSciences

11 Health

Outstanding Small Technology Company

Now Rx

VC of the Year

Visionary Ventures

COVID-19 Response Recognition Award

Alteryx

COVID-19 Response Recognition Award

BioLargo

COVID-19 Response Recognition Award

Dinsmore, Inc.

HTA 2019 Winners

Best Large Technology Company CEO

Jeff Margolis, WELLTOK

Best Small Technology Company CEO

Ike Kavas, Ephesoft

Best Technology in a Consumer Product

OPKIX

Best Technology Innovation in Software

Titan HST

Deal of the Year

Bonti

Outstanding Small Technology Company

AWM Smart Shelf

Outstanding Innovation in Medical Technology

Sonendo

Outstanding Emerging Technology Company

Syntiant

Outstanding Large Technology Company

Edwards Lifesciences

HTA 2018 Winners

Private Company CEO – Ladiera Poonian, iBASEt
Public Company CEO – Dean Stoecker, Alteryx
Private Technology Company – Mavenlink
Public Technology Company – CoreLogic
Emerging Technology Company – Site 1001

Tech Innovation in a Consumer Product – Soft Health Technologies
Tech Innovation in Software – NcompassTrac
Innovation in MedTech – Bonti
Venture Capitalist of the Year – Okapi
Deal of the Year – LKQD

HTA 2017 Winners

Community Engagement – Alteryx
Culture/ Management – Arbitech
Device / Hardware Company – HyperX
Digital Communications Company – CiE Digital Labs
Healthcare Company – Sonendo

Horizontal Disruption Company – Bio Largo
Intelligent Data Analytics Company – IN CIRCL
Intrapreneurship Company – Swift Engineering
MedTech Company – Vertos Medical
Software Company – Birch Street Systems

HTA 2016 Winners

Outstanding CEO in Emerging Technology – Brian Meshkin, Proove Biosciences
Outstanding CEO in Private Technology Company – Jeff Erle, MobilityWare
Outstanding Private Technology Company – Mavenlink
Outstanding Emerging Technology Company – Verismic Software
Outstanding Public Technology Company – Skyworks Solutions, Inc
Outstanding Technology Innovation in CleanTech/GreenTech – Smart Utility Systems, Smart Consumer Mobile

Technology Innovation in Cloud/ Saas/ Web Platform Solutions – Numecent- Cloudpaging
Technology Innovation in Consumer Devices & Software – D-Link Systems, Inc- Full HD 180-Degree Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-2630L)
Technology Innovation in Cyber Security – Sekur Me, Inc.- Sekur Login
Technology Innovation in Enterprise Software – CGTech- VERICUT Composite Applications
Technology Innovation in Medical Technology – Modulated Imaging, Inc. – Ox-Imager CS
Technology Innovation in Mobile Technology- Acorns Grow Inc. – Acorns

HTA 2015 Winners

Outstanding Public Company CEO – Paul Arling, Universal Electronics, Inc
Outstanding Private Company CEO – Raymond Grainger, Mavenlink
Public Outstanding Technology Company – Microsemi
Private Outstanding Technology Company – Syspro
Outstanding Clean Tech/ Green Tech – Blossom, Blossom Smart Sprinkler Controller 
Outstanding Cloud/SaaS/ Web Platform Solutions-  Corent Technology, Corent SurPass
Outstanding Semiconductors– ClariPhy, Lifthspeed-II CL 20010

Outstanding Consumer Devices & Software – Insteon, Insteon Hub
Outstanding Cybersecurity – Cylance Inc, CylancePROTECT
Outstanding Enterprise Hardware & Device – Microsemi, Microsemi Integrated GNSS Master Sync Solution
Outstanding Mobile & Wearable Technology  – Lexmar, Lexmark Mobile Capture
Outstanding Clean Tech/ Green Tech – Blossom, Blossom Smart Sprinkler Controller 
Outstanding Medical Technology-  Technossus, Helix Laboratory Information Management System

HTA 2014 Winners

Outstanding Company in CleanTech/ GreenTech – ViridiSTOR LLC- ViridiSTOR Solution
Outstanding Cloud/ SaaS/ Web Platform Solutions – WD (a Western Digital Company)- My Personal Cloud
Outstanding Consumer Devices and Software Category – SensyTouch, Inc- Projected Capactive

Private Outstanding Technology Company – Syspro
Outstanding Clean Tech/ Green Tech – Blossom, Blossom Smart Sprinkler Controller 
Outstanding Cloud/SaaS/ Web Platform Solutions-  Corent Technology, Corent SurPass

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January 26, 2023 @ 8:00 AM - January 27, 2023 @ 5:00 PM
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The 2nd Annual Aesthetics Technology Forum will be held at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. This event will bring together leading physicians, industry, and entrepreneurs to discuss groundbreaking medical aesthetic technologies as well as unmet clinical needs and new business opportunities. Join leaders in the aesthetics field to examine how they fuel innovation in the medical aesthetic industry in Southern California. Learn more here.

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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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