Entretech, one of the organizations in Los Angeles which is focused on helping out high tech entrepreneurs and other high tech companies here, has just invited technology companies to apply for their Fifth Annual Entrepreneurship Awards. The awards deadline is November 29th.
The parameters behind the awards, according to Entretech:
This years’ awards will honor leading-edge companies in three categories based on annual revenue: 1) Start-up – under $1 million; 2) Emerging – between $1 million and $8 million; and 3) Growth – over $8 million.
Companies may self nominate or be proposed by a third party or organization. Applicants must demonstrate a significant market potential for their product or service and a strong likelihood for achieving that potential. Likely winners will be:
* technology companies, owning and developing proprietary technology
* in business 2-10 years
* located in the Greater Los Angeles six counties region (Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino, Riverside and Ventura)
The award is sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (which is also a sponsor of socalTECH). Prior award winners include LegalZoom, Snap.com, Prolacta Bioscience, NextAce Corporation, Guidance Software and Evolution Robotics. The awards also go hand in hand with Entretech’s “Hot Companies Breakfast” in January, when the finalists will be announced; the winners are announced in March.
There’s actually a lot of opportunities for Southern California companies to get recognition for their efforts; there’s a broad range of organizations who are doing their best to get the word out about the successful companies in the region. Among the other groups with their own awards events: The Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA); the Technology Council of Southern California; Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year program (OC, San Diego, and Los Angeles); several programs from the AeA, including a program in Orange County/Inland Empire and one in San Diego.
(disclaimer: I’m on the board of directors of Entretech, and often help out with several of the other awards listed above…)