Andy Giegerich, Digital Managing Editor, Portland Business Journal
PBJ’s Small Business Innovation awards will, in its 2016 incarnation, feature an array of health, technology and lifestyle companies.
In short, everything but the kitchen sink, up to and including a company that specializes in fast Jello shot production.
This year’s program is sponsored by Bank of America and Portland State University’s School of Business Administration, both of which are presenting sponsors, and EnergyTrust of Oregon, which is a gold sponsor.
The program takes place Nov. 10, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the Hilton Hotel, 921 S.W. Sixth Ave., in downtown Portland. Tickets are still available for this event, which teems with both entrepreneurial and creative up-and-comers.
- Goggle maker Abom (the company’s wares are fog-free)
- APDM, which makes wireless wearable devices used in research into neurological conditions and to optimize performance in sports
- Circle Media, which created ways for parents to more easily monitor children through Internet-connected devices
- Citifyd, which created an app that helps drivers more easily find parking spaces
- Collexion, which helps collectors share their wares online
- Hubb, which helps enable better meeting planning
- La Maquina, which offers roasted chile products
- Portland Garment Factory, which makes small and large batches of apparel
- The digital health company Provata Health
- RevMedx, which makes devices that quell bleeding
- Rute Foundation Systems, which makes wind industry technology
- Software Technology Group, which makes Jevo, an automated Jello shot machine (among other items)
- TRIbella, which specializes in wine aeration
- Wild Roots Vodka, a Portland distillery
- NurseGrid, which offers staffing and scheduling tools for the medical industry