Finalists Named in 2017 Idaho Innovation Awards Program

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Stoel Rives LLP, Trailhead and the Idaho Technology Council serve as presenters of awards program that recognizes innovations, innovative professionals and companies throughout Idaho.
 

BOISE, Idaho — Finalists have been selected in the 12th Annual Idaho Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLP, Trailhead and the Idaho Technology Council (ITC), with support from Deloitte. The Idaho Innovation Awards spotlight innovations, innovative professionals and innovative companies statewide. Winners will be named at an awards presentation during the ITC’s eighth annual Hall of Fame celebration on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Boise Centre.

As the state’s premier business innovation awards program, the Idaho Innovation Awards recognize groundbreaking accomplishments in five categories. Finalists include (alphabetical order):

Commercialized Innovation of the Year:

Consumer Product of the Year:

Early-Stage Innovation of the Year:

Innovative Company of the Year:

Innovator of the Year:

  • Jeff Walker, President and General Manager, Idaho Information Consortium LLC / Access Idaho
  • Matt Rissell, Co-Founder and CEO, TSheets
  • Tracy Lotz, Founder and CEO, LiveRez

The nominations, submitted between June 5 and July 28, were judged by a selection committee consisting of leaders from Idaho’s business, technology and academic communities. Votes were tallied by accountants at Deloitte.

ITC Hall of Fame featuring the Idaho Innovation Awards

The ITC Hall of Fame recognizes innovative technology leaders who have made a significant contribution to Idaho’s technology community. Barbara Morgan, former NASA Astronaut and educator, and Burt Rutan, aerospace designer and engineer, are this year’s inductees. Morgan is the first female inductee to the Hall of Fame. 

Prior to the Hall of Fame and Innovation Awards presentations, members of Idaho’s business and technology communities will exhibit their innovative products and technologies during an “Innovation Showcase” from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. The dinner and program follows from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Tickets, tables and sponsorships are available through the ITC website.

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About the Innovation Awards: Stoel Rives has celebrated innovative companies and their accomplishments since hosting the first Innovation Awards in Salt Lake City in 2002. Each consecutive year, the law firm has honored groundbreaking advancements from emerging to established businesses. In its commitment to foster the innovation ecosystem across its footprint, Stoel Rives has since expanded its Innovation Awards program to Boise, Idaho (2006) and Sacramento, California (2016). In 2017, the firm partnered with the Puget Sound Business Journal as a presenting sponsor of the publication’s inaugural innovation awards program in Seattle, Washington. www.stoel.com/innovation

About Stoel Rives LLP: Stoel Rives is a leading U.S. corporate and litigation law firm. One of the largest national firms focused on energy, natural resources, climate change and the environment, Stoel Rives also serves the agribusiness, food and beverage, health care, life sciences and technology industries. With more than 350 attorneys operating out of 10 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Stoel Rives is a leader in regulatory and compliance matters, and business, labor and employment, intellectual property, land use, and real estate development and construction law. For more information, follow us @stoelrives or visit www.stoel.com.

About Trailhead: Trailhead helps Boiseans start and scale businesses and high-impact projects. Founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, Trailhead is the place to find resources, explore new technologies, and create something all your own. From our casual, yet connected coworking space to high-octane workshops, we're dedicated to giving entrepreneurs access to the tools and connections they need to build something with impact. For more information visit www.trailheadboise.org.

About Idaho Technology Council: The Idaho Technology Council exists to connect, inform and promote the technology companies in Idaho and is dedicated to foster the growth of technology companies in the state, primarily in the areas of information technology, agriscience, and energy. The ITC provides a valuable forum for industry, research, educators, investors, and government throughout the state. The ITC advocates for creating a strong, innovative technology ecosystem and a high quality, high paid workforce. For more information visit www.idahotechcouncil.org

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