Southern California Venture Network Is Now Accepting Entries For The 2009 Emerging Growth Awards

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The awards, which will be held on Sept. 29 at Code Restaurant Lounge in Newport Beach, will recognize those businesses that fuel growth and innovation in Orange County.

Southern California Venture Network (SCVN) is proud to announce it is accepting entries through August 28 for the 2009 Orange County Emerging Growth Awards.

The awards, which will presented to recipients at a reception held on Sept. 29 at Code Restaurant Lounge in Newport Beach, will serve as a form of recognition to those companies that continue to make positive contributions toward the local economy.

Eligible companies should be headquartered in Orange County, have $1 -$20 million in yearly revenues and must have experience significant levels of growth throughout the last 12 months.

Award categories include, but are not limited to:

    Software
    Financial Services
    Web Solutions/Software as a Service
    Social Networking
    Construction and Architecture
    Engineering and Manufacturing
    Green / Clean Products
    Green / Clean Services
    Medical Devices & Healthcare Innovations
    Retail

All innovative companies are encouraged to apply, even if it doesn't fit one of the categories mentioned above.

The awards are held in partnership with USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, USC Marshall School of Business Orange County Alumni Association, Chapman University College Extended Education, Chapman University Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics, Harvard Business School Association of Orange County, IEEE Orange County Section and the 7th-Annual System on Chip conference. Sponsors include TechSpace, Faze3 Graphix, Savant Company, Inc., and Amplify Interactive.

To submit an entry or for more information, please visit http://www.scvnawards.org

About SCVN
With over 1,000+ influential members, the Southern California Venture Network (SCVN.org) is Orange County's premier entrepreneur and business growth network. SCVN's mission is to increase the entrepreneurial velocity of both start-up and emerging growth companies through its network of skilled professionals, high-level business contacts, and sources of funding. The goal is to help navigate the many road blocks that often prevent early stage and late stage entrepreneurial companies from reaching their full potential in a timely manner.

As a "venture development" organization, SCVN focuses its efforts on helping those companies with revenues between $1M and $25M and that already have funding in place. It does this by hosting open networking events, invitation-only company presentations, executive educational events, and DealMaker lunches.

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