Cal Net Technology Group and Original Shark from Shark Tank, Kevin Harrington, Announce Shark Tank-Style Contest Winners at OktoberTEK 2016 Technology Event

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Cal Net Technology Group Awards Thousands of Dollars in Cash and IT Services to Local Entrepreneurs

Cal Net Technology Group and Kevin Harrington, an original Shark on ABC’s SHARK TANK, co-hosted a Shark Tank-Style Innovation Competition that began on September 14th, 2016 and concluded on October 26th, 2016 at Cal Net’s OktoberTEK Event.

OktoberTEK is Cal Net Technology Group’s largest event of the year, offering business executives and IT professionals the opportunity to gain valuable insights and learn about emerging technologies from industry leaders. Cal Net’s Shark Tank-Style Innovation Competition had two separate divisions - one for college students and one for business professionals. The final pitch session for the competition took place at this year’s OktoberTEK event, with the top two finalists from each division giving a three minute pitch to Cal Net’s Shark, VP of Sales Gavin Zimmer, and Kevin Harrington.

Cal Net, with Gavin and Kevin, officially announced the OktoberTEK Shark Tank-Style contest winners today. Cal Net congratulates the Shark Tank-Style Innovation Competition 1st and 2nd place winners (winners and awards received listed below):

College Division:

1st Place - Muris Mulalic - MyGymPals – Awarded $1000 in cash and $5000 of IT Services from Cal Net
2nd Place – Alexis Schomer - RepWatch – Awarded $500 in cash and $3000 of IT services from Cal Net

Business Division:

1st Place – Brent Reger - ActiveBooth - Awarded $1000 in cash and one-on-on 30 minute consultation with Kevin Harrington
2nd Place –Ludovic Francois with TrackIt - Awarded $500 in cash

"Los Angeles is a region with tremendous talent, energy, passion and drive. We were beyond excited to host this competition and the finals with Kevin Harrington at our 2016 OktoberTEK event,” said James Hwang, CEO of Cal Net. “Cal Net Technology Group is on a mission to cultivate a culture of innovation in our own company and in our community. We see constant innovation as a key factor for us to successfully deliver on our vision, which is to enable every small to mid-sized business in Southern California and the Southwest US with the ability to access affordable, Enterprise Level IT services that empower and accelerate their businesses.”

About Cal Net Technology Group

Cal Net Technology Group is the premier provider of outsourced IT, cloud, security services and unified communications in the Southern California market, servicing organizations with 10-2000 employees. Through its implementation and support services, Cal Net excels in tackling the complexities of partially and fully outsourced IT, voice systems implementation and support services with both onsite and remote delivery models.

Cal Net has been named Regional Partner of the Year by Microsoft four years in a row, Dell Security Partner of the Year for 2015, and has been recognized as IT Service Partner of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal. In addition, Cal Net has been named one of the top 50 Managed Services Provider in North America by the MSPMentor 501 List, is a CRN MSP Elite and Fast-Growth 150 list member, and is an eight-time Inc. 5000 honoree.

Businesses interested in IT support or services can contact Cal Net Technology Group at (866) 999-2638, info(at)calnettech(dot)com or visit

About Kevin Harrington

Kevin Harrington has been a successful entrepreneur over the last 40 years. He is an Original Shark on the ABC hit, Emmy-winning TV show, "Shark Tank." He is also the Inventor of the Infomercial, As Seen On TV Pioneer, Co- Founder of the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA) and one of the founding board members of the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO). Kevin has launched over 20 businesses that have grown to over $100 million in sales each, has been involved in more than a dozen public companies, and has launched over 500 products generating more than $5 billion in sales worldwide.

In 2015, Kevin launched his Culture of Corporate Innovation and Intrapreneurship venture, as a “Disruption Leader” he introduces corporations to comprehensive strategies that will help them leverage their #1 asset – their employees. Disruptive Leadership is about fostering a culture of game changing innovation that provides the framework and motivation to generate those ideas and execute those solutions. Kevin’s belief is that the accelerating speed of innovation demands a new approach to innovation leadership - a new way of fostering counterintuitive ideas, forcing improbable insights and opening minds to uncomfortable solutions. This is an essential skill for any business leader and their employees, from a small start-up to a global corporation, with the desire to transform organizational processes and behaviors.

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Email: lmereszczak(at)calnettech(dot)com    
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