Podcasts: Why Should You Nominate Your Innovation for the 2017 Sacramento Region Innovation Awards?

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Stoel Rives is a proud presenter of the 2017 Sacramento Region Innovation Awards, which celebrates the area’s vibrant innovation economy and the breakthrough creations from emerging to established companies. Innovations recently launched from within the nine-county region are judged on novelty, market need, economic impact and disruption.

To provide emerging companies, founders, investors and potential other participants and nominators with more information about the program and the benefits of nominating, we provide for your listening pleasure podcasts featuring the award organizers and two winners from 2016. Thanks to StartupSac for recording these interviews for their podcast series and for serving on the 2016-2017 Selection Committees.

The Organizers

In this episode of the StartupSac podcast, Jennifer Forester, Melissa Jones, and Chris Russell of Stoel Rives discuss the program and provide their thoughts on the progress of innovation in the region.

Listen to the Organizers podcast here.

Justin Boatman, VP of Marketing & Communications, Riskalyze, 2016 winner in the Software category

In this episode, Justin Boatman of Riskalyze talks about his company's experience participating in last year’s awards, as well as about innovation in the Sacramento region.

Listen to the Justin Boatman podcast here.

Rob White, Chief Strategist, Sierra Energy, 2016 winner in the Sustainability category

In this episode, Rob White of Sierra Energy discusses how winning the 2016 award in Sustainability has benefited his company.

Listen to the Rob White podcast here.

Jordan Darling, Founder, Free Form Factory, 2016 winner in the Advanced Manufacturing category

In this episode, Jordan Darling of Free Form Factory discusses the origins of his innovations.

Listen to the Jordan Darling podcast here.


Learn about our sister programs at www.stoel.com/innovation. 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 celebrated new and exciting developments from businesses. In its commitment to foster innovation across the country, 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 awards program in Seattle, Washington.

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