Inpria named a finalist for Oregon Entrepreneur Award

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network names 13 finalists for the Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Award

"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."

The finalists are:

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.

OEN Development Stage Company of the Year Finalists

  • barre3—an innovative fitness system and global network of studios inspired by the disciplines of yoga, Pilates and ballet barre work.
  • Chirpify—activates media for instant conversion. Their #Actiontag Platform allows consumers to respond, opt-in and buy with a social post—anywhere they encounter a brand’s message—including TV, print, in-venue and online.
  • Salt & Straw—a small-batch, all-natural ice cream company based in Portland, OR whose ice cream showcases Oregon ingredients in a monthly rotating seasonal menu of ice cream scoops and pints.

OEN Growth Stage Company of the Year Finalists

  • Elemental Technologies—the leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery.
  • Puppet Labs—the creator of Puppet Enterprise and Puppet Open Source, IT automation software that enables organizations to deliver the operational agility and efficiency of cloud computing at enterprise-class service levels.
  • ZoomCare—an Oregon-based on-demand neighborhood health system that serves over 250,000 people in 23 clinics in the Portland and Seattle areas 365 days a year.

OEN Entrepreneurial Achievement Award

  • Luke Kanies—Founder & CEO of Puppet Labs
  • Jill Nelson—Founder & CEO of Ruby Receptionists
  • Jason Bolt—Co-Founder & CEO of Society43 and Revant

Winners will be announed 15 October at the Oregon Convention Center for the 2014 OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards.

Tickets are on sale here

Source: OregonLive  ( )