The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) is pleased to announce 12 finalists—from a record number of 67 nominees—for the 2014 OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards. The OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards honors the skill, and the courage, it takes for entrepreneurs to create a business out of an idea. They are intended to not only celebrate entrepreneurs, but to highlight their importance to the region’s economy.
After a series of interviews and reviews by expert judging panels, OEN will announce one winner from each category—Launch Stage, Development Stage, Growth Stage, and Entrepreneurial Achievement—on October 15, 2014 during the 21st annual awards ceremony at the Oregon Convention Center.
“The diversity and quality of the nominations we received is a testament to the growing vibrancy of Oregon’s entrepreneurial community,” says Linda Weston, President and Executive Director of OEN. “To be named a finalist is an achievement in and of itself.”
OEN Launch Stage Company of the Year Finalists
- GlobeSherpa—a Portland, Oregon-based Software Company specializing in mobile application development for transit, parking, and events.
- Inpria—developing metal oxide photoresists to enable the $280B semiconductor industry to continue to reduce transistor sizes.
- Nouvola—offers a scalable performance testing suite to help companies deploy their applications to the cloud scale successfully.