2012 Portland Business Journal: OEN names Holce Awards finalists

2012 Portland Business Journal: OEN names Holce Awards finalists

Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 4:40pm PDT

AndyGiegeric, Business Journal staff writer- Portland Business Journal

The Oregon EntrepreneursNetwork has named its 13 finalists — 10 companies and three individuals — forthe 2012 OEN TomHolce Entrepreneurship Awards.

The finalists forDevelopment Stage Company of the year are

  • 4-Tell Inc., a Portland company that helps online retailers convert more sales.
  • Tellagence, a Portland company that develops and markets predictive social analytics software.
  • VendScreen, which creates touch-screen devices for new and existing vending machines.

Working Capital StageCompany of the Year finalists are:

  • Act-On Software, a Beaverton company that creates next-generation online marketing suites.
  • Foundation Fitness, a Portland-based indoor cycling bicycle and performance measurement company.
  • Portland-based tech company Jama Software.

Growth Stage Company ofthe Year finalists are:

  • Cerus Industrial, of Portland, which makes motor controls.
  • Portland software developer Coaxis.
  • Elemental Technologies, a Portland video processing specialist.
  • Timbercon Inc., a Lake Oswego company that works in the optical field.

Umpqua Bank’s RayDavis, Urban Airship’s ScottKveton and Agilyx’s ChrisUlum were named as finalists for the group’s Entrepreneurship Award forIndividual Achievement.

OEN named IrvingLevin as the winner of its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. Levin isexecutive chairman of Genesis Financial Solutions and, according to OEN, “a serialentrepreneur.” The award goes to a business operator “who has had a long careerof entrepreneurial achievements that place him or her in the top echelon oftheir peers.”

“Irving embodies theentrepreneurial spirit through his many successful business endeavors,” said LindaWeston, OEN’s president and executive director, in a statement. “He continuesto be a role model in the community by supporting early stage entrepreneursthrough investments and mentoring while also generously giving back to manygreat causes in Oregonand around the world.”

The OEN’s Holce Awardsceremony takes place Sept. 20 at downtown’s Portland Hilton.

AndyGiegerich covers government, law, health care and sports business.

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