Aliso Viejo, Calif., September 29, 2022 — Octane, an organization leading the Southern California technology and medical technology business ecosystem since 2022, celebrated and recognized the individuals and companies that help make Orange County a center of technology and medical technology innovation at the 2022 High Tech Innovation Awards.
Octane announced the winners of its 2022 High Tech Awards. The awards program honored Orange County-based companies that have demonstrated exceptional leadership while developing new technological advancements in their respective industries. This year, Octane received more than 150 submissions across 10 categories. The full list of finalists in all categories is available here.
The 2022 High Tech Awards Winners:
Best Clean Tech/Green Company: Veloce Energy, Inc.
Best Enterprise or B2B Technology Innovation: Kofax
Best Technology Company Leadership Team: Tarsus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Outstanding Innovation in Medical Technology/Life Sciences: Renata Medical, Inc.
Best Technology CEO: Joshua Lee, Ardius
Outstanding Emerging Technology Company: CathWorks
Deal of The Year: MeridianLink, Inc.
Outstanding Technology Company: Intraratio Corporation
Best Consumer Technology Innovation: SUPER73, Inc.
Outstanding Large Disruptor/Innovator: Johnson & Johnson MedTech
Each company and individual has a story about their journeys and impact they are making in Orange County. Check out this highlight reel featuring many of the 2022 finalists.
The awards also celebrated Octane’s 20th anniversary with special recognition to the Octane Founders Jim Mazzo, Michael Mussallem, Dwight Decker, Tom Moebus and Matt Massengill.
In honor of Octane’s 20th anniversary, Octane’s CEO, Bill Carpou, recognized the founders for providing Octane’s vision and launch 20 years ago. As a testament to their commitment, these pioneers remain active participants and champions since founding Octane. Octane anticipates accelerating its impact through the Octane Impact Fund, a fundraising campaign that builds upon its legacy of tech innovation and growth to create a generational impact in Orange County for decades to come.
This year’s event was in Irvine, CA at AV Irvine and emceed by Steve Churm, Principal, Churm|360, LLC.
The 2022 Octane High Tech Awards were sponsored by Bank of America, Knobbe Martens, Savills, Stradling, Deloitte, Baker Tilly, Insperity, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co, RSM. Tangram, UCI Beall Applied Innovation, Sigma Connectivity, the Toronto Stock Exchange, and CEO Advisor.
Octane convenes and enable the Southern California technology and medical technology business ecosystem by connecting people, resources and capital. Our goal is to create 55,000+ high-value technology jobs in Southern California by 2030. We impact our community through LaunchPad, an industry leading accelerator, Enterprise Solutions, a new platform to provide companies capital and growth resources to accelerate job creation, Signature Events & Programs, and direct access to capital. Learn more: octaneoc.org