Oregon Tech Awards
The 37th annual 2021 Oregon Technology Awards will be held on Thursday, September 16th.
The Oregon Technology Awards celebrates excellence and achievement in the region’s technology industry and honors outstanding individuals with prestigious the Sam Blackman Award (formerly Technology Executive of the Year), Lifetime Achievement, and Tech Champion awards.
December 14, 2020: Award nominations open
February 22, 2021: Sam Blackman Award nomination deadline
March 26, 2021: Company nomination deadline
May 3, 2021: Finalists balloon delivery
September 16, 2021: Winners announced at the 2021 Oregon Technology Awards
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Sam Blackman Award
The Sam Blackman Award, named for AWS Elemental Founder & CEO and 2015 Technology Executive of the Year Sam Blackman, recognizes executives of Oregon and SW Washington based technology companies for excellence in industry leadership as well as an individual’s positive impact in the greater community.
Nominations Open: Monday, December 14th
Nominations Due: Monday, February 22nd
Award Announcement: Monday, April 5th
Company of the Year
Presented to companies headquartered in Oregon or SW Washington, who have had a significant impact on Oregon’s technology industry in the past year including financial, employment and community factors.
- Emerging ($1 to $2,999,999)
- Rising Star ($3M – $9,999,999)
- Accelerate ($10M – $19,999,999)
- Growth ($20M – $49,999,999)
- Momentum ($50M – $99,999,999
- Enterprise ($100M+)
Presented to the company that has a presence in Oregon via division and/or wholly-owned subsidiary that has had a significant impact on Oregon’s technology industry in the past year including financial, employment and community factors.
Presented to the company that has been a true catalyst within their industry and proven their ability to disrupt the established way of doing things.
Presented to an individual, company, project or program that best exemplifies the spirit of the Oregon & SW Washington technology community.