TechEdge and Sacramento Region Innovation Awards Launch

Speaking Engagement
McClellan Conference Center

Join us as we open the 2017 SACRAMENTO REGION INNOVATION AWARDS Call for Entries on Thursday, June 1st at TechEdge, a gathering of early-stage entrepreneurs and the area's most successful technology executives, hosted by the Sacramento Business Journal.

Stoel Rives is a proud sponsor of TechEdge! Visit our booth during the TechExpo from 10:30 am - 12 pm, where you can meet the brains behind many of the region’s most pioneering tech startups. Learn about the Innovation Awards program, including eligibility requirements and submission process. The Innovation Awards are presented by Stoel Rives with support from Moss Adams and the Sacramento Business Journal.

When: Thursday, June 1, 2017
TechExpo 10:30 am - noon
Lunch & Program noon to 2:00 pm

Where: McClellan Conference Center  

The SACRAMENTO REGION INNOVATION AWARDS program recognizes the area’s vibrant innovation community — from emerging to established companies — and their breakthrough creations. Submissions undergo a strict evaluation process by peers and leaders from the Capital Region's business, civic and academic communities. Pioneering innovations — products, services and processes nurtured within the 9-county region — are judged on novelty, market need, economic impact and disruption.

Nominations are open June 1 - July 31: submit innovations here
(self-nominations and third-party nominations encouraged!)

The 2016 Award winners are: 

  • Innovation of the Year: Golden 1 Center by the Sacramento Kings 
  • Advanced Manufacturing: Watercraft Manufacturing by Free Form Factory Inc. — a proprietary technique to manufacture personal watercraft hulls 10 times faster, 3.5 times stronger, and with no volatile organic compounds. 
  • Food & Agribusiness: Radio Frequency Pasteurizer by RF Biocidics — a food-safety solution that eliminates harmful contaminants from foods using radio frequency technology. 
  • Hardware & Electronics: Linkbot by Barobo, Inc. — a programmable educational robot that can be customized with snap-on parts and STEM curriculum. 
  • Medical & Health Technologies & ServicesB. infantis by Evolve BioSystems  — a microbiome-based solution to establish, restore and maintain a healthy infant gut microbiome. 
  • Software: The Risk Number by Riskalyze — a proprietary risk assessment product that measures individual investors’ risk tolerance. 
  • Sustainability: FastOx Gasifier by Sierra Energy  — waste gasification technology that transforms waste into clean, renewable energy. 

For more information on the program visit and follow the conversation at #SacInnov8Awards.

Save the Date: 2017 Winners Announced at the Awards Luncheon, Tuesday November 7th.

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