Innovation Tri-Valley's Leadership Group Announces 2019 #GameChangers Awards

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Tri-Valley leaders who are addressing the opioid crisis, smart building technology, and compostable packaging are among those to be honored at March 13 event.

Innovation Tri-Valley #GameChangers 2019 Awards

Innovation Tri-Valley #GameChangers 2019 Awards

The Tri-Valley has been transformed from a sleepy suburbia into a buzzing hive of innovation. I couldn't be prouder to sing our region's praises in Washington and in my travels around the country. Our community's economy, diversity, and willingness to adapt, disrupt, and improve is having an impact.

The Tri-Valley California innovation and technology economy generates more than $42 billion in gross annual domestic product, similar in size to that of the Research Triangle in North Carolina. In recognition of the region's leadership in Bay Area entrepreneurship, Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group is honoring nine businesses that are changing the landscape here and elsewhere and, in the process, creating a better world while enjoying the quality of life available in this region.

The Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group's 2019 #GameChangers Awards will be held on Wednesday, March 13, at 5:30 p.m., at the Firehouse Arts Center Theater in Pleasanton. The public is invited to meet the leaders of the 2019 #GameChanger organizations at this event. Tickets and information are available at

"The Tri-Valley has been transformed from a sleepy suburbia into a buzzing hive of innovation – I couldn't be prouder to sing our region's praises in Washington and in my travels around the country," says Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15). "Our community's economy, its diversity, and its willingness to adapt, disrupt, and improve is having an impact from coast to coast, and the #GameChangers are right at the vanguard."

"The Tri-Valley's innovation assets are driving our economy," says Lynn Naylor, CEO of Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group. "With this award, we applaud these dedicated visionaries and support them as their businesses grow, right here in the Tri-Valley, where their employees benefit from living and working in our collaborative ecosystem."

In addition to the #GameChanger Awards, the 2019 Founders Award will be bestowed on a visionary organization that has worked to improve the innovation ecosystem of the region through community engagement and collaboration with other Tri-Valley leaders. This year, Sensiba San Filippo will be honored for catalyzing a rich culture of community at the Pleasanton-based firm, as well as for its philanthropic efforts and leadership position as the first and only B Corp accounting firm in California.

2019 #GameChanger Award Winners to be showcased at the event are:

-10x Genomics (Pleasanton, CA), changing the way the world addresses biologics and disease
-Amber Solutions (Dublin, CA), revolutionizing electronical products with solid state technology for safer, smarter homes and buildings through smart outlets, switches and circuit breakers
-Coast + Range (Danville, CA), transforming the $32 billion pet industry with personalized, clean nutrition for dogs
-Creative Digital Agency (San Ramon, CA), leader in mobile consumer marketing, recent winner of global 'Smartie' Award from Mobile Marketing Magazine
-Elysium Therapeutics (Danville, CA), disrupting the opioid pain relief market with products that can't be misused or abused
-Lambda School (Pleasanton, CA), groundbreaking online coding school eliminates student debt and grows the regional talent pool
-Saba (Dublin, CA), talent management software program that enables employees to bring their best to work everyday
-Vericool (Livermore, CA), compostable packaging breakthrough and ‘second chance' team giving back to both community and planet

Past winners of the #GameChangers Award include GE Digital, Bishop Ranch, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, NeoTract, and Topcon.

For event tickets, more information about the Fourth Annual #GameChangers event or Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group, visit

About Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group

Innovation Tri-Valley Leadership Group is led by business leaders and influencers committed to connecting the businesses, research labs, educational institutions, and civic leaders in the Tri-Valley region. This collaborative force is generating job growth and economic vitality for the region by illuminating its assets, and advocating for the TRIVALLEY as the Heart of California Innovation.

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