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Oregon Tech Awards

The 36th annual 2020 Oregon Technology Awards will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 23rd from 3:30-5:30 PM. 

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.

Nomination Deadlines
November 8, 2019: Award nominations open
January 17, 2020: Sam Blackman Award nomination deadline
February 14, 2020: Company nomination deadline
March 9th: Finalists balloon delivery
September 23rd: Winners announced virtually at 2020 Oregon Technology Awards

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Celebrate our region.

2019 Sam Blackman Award

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.

2019 Company Awards

Company Awards

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.

Categories:

  • Pre-Revenue
  • Emerging ($1 to $2,999,999)
  • Rising Star ($3M – $9,999,999)
  • NEW IN 2020: Accelerate ($10M – $19,999,999)
  • Growth ($20M – $49,999,999)
  • NEW IN 2020: Momentum ($50M – $99,999,999
  • Enterprise ($100M+)
2019 Non Headquartered Winner

Non Headquartered

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.

2019 Most Disruptive Award

Most Disruptive Technology

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.

2019 People's Choice Award

People's Choice

Presented to an individual, company, project or program that best exemplifies the spirit of the Oregon & SW Washington technology community.