2017 Sacramento Region Innovation Awards

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Sacramento, CA

Join us for the second annual Sacramento Region Innovation Awards, presented by Stoel Rives LLPMoss Adams LLP and the Sacramento Business Journal. The awards program recognizes recent business innovations in six categories, honoring the people and organizations that advance new products, services and processes from the regional economy. Winners will be revealed during an awards luncheon on Tuesday, November 7, at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West.

The program also will recognize University of California, Davis, as the 2017 “Innovation of the Year” honoree, spotlighting the university’s role as champion of regional innovation and entrepreneurship. Chancellor Gary S. May will accept the award on behalf of the university and provide keynote remarks.

Finally, we are pleased to announce that Sacramento Kings basketball public address announcer Scott Moak will serve as master of ceremonies for the 2017 awards. Moak’s participation is a symbolic nod to the winner of the program’s inaugural “Innovation of the Year” award—Golden 1 Center, the now one-year-old home of the Kings and the world’s most sustainable and technologically advanced sports arena.

The awards program is co-chaired by California Managing Partner Melissa Jones, and corporate partner Chris Russell. Selection committee liaisons include Sylvia Arostegui, Matt Bethards, Tom Henry, Philip Wang, Carissa Beecham, Traci Keith, Jonathan Miles, Shannon Morrissey, Erik Skanchy and Matt Struhar.

Innovation is thriving in the Sacramento region! #SacInnov8Awards

Tuesday, November 7th
11:30am - Noon Networking
Noon - 1:30pm Lunch & Awards Program
Hilton Sacramento Arden West, 2200 Harvard Street, Sacramento

For more information or to register, please click here.

10/4 Sacramento Kings Announcer Scott Moak to Emcee Innovation Awards on November 7, 2017
9/26 Finalists Named in 2017 Sacramento Region Innovation Awards

The 2017 Finalists include:

Advanced Manufacturing

  • CNC Machining Processes & Educational Platform by Titans of CNC
  • Laser Solution for Medical Device Manufacturing by Aduro Laser

Food & Agribusiness

Hardware & Electronics

  • ADS1000 NVMe Storage Network by Apeiron Data Systems, Inc.
  • Supercapacitive Flexible IonTronic Sensing (FITS) Technology by TacSense, Inc.
  • Ultrasonic 3D-sensing Solutions by Chirp Microsystems

Medical & Health Technologies & Services:


  • Denali Intelligence and Automation for Salesforce.com and Microsoft by DialSource, Inc.
  • Digital Transaction Management for Real Estate by SkySlope
  • Government Fraud Detection as a Service (FDaaS) by Pondera Solutions


The program’s selection committee reviewed more than 75 nominations submitted online through the Sacramento Business Journal between June 1 and July 31, 2017. Committee members were drawn from the area’s civic, business, academic and technology sectors, and include representatives from MedStart, CleanStart, UC Davis’ Venture Catalyst, Greater Sacramento Economic Council, The City of Sacramento Mayor's Office for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Teichert, Intel, Pride Industries, California Manufacturing & Technology Association, Valley Vision, SMUD, Raley’s and Sutter Health, among others. Last year’s category winners were also invited to serve as judges this year, bringing Sierra Energy, Evolve BioSystems, Free Form Factory and Riskalyze to the mix. Moss Adams tabulated ballots using a new online voting system developed through Qualtrics.

Learn about our sister programs at www.stoel.com/innovation

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