Technology Industy Awards
Application process will begin March 1, 2012 

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The Technology Industry Awards are generously sponsored by companies focused on providing quality services to the technology community.  Our sponsors not only provide funding, but also give their time and leadership to produce this high quality industry flagship program. 

The lawyers at Dorsey & Whitney LLP have the depth and breadth of experience to help growing technology companies at all stages of the life cycle. We leverage our deep industry experience to help you navigate a full range of legal needs from venture financings and follow-on rounds to mergers and acquisitions and public offerings to complex business and securities litigation to labor and employment matters. From Southern California and 18 other offices around the world, Dorsey attorneys can help you meet your company’s legal challenges as you grow your business.  Visit:  

SVB Silicon Valley Bank provides commercial banking services to emerging growth and mature companies in the technology, life science, private equity and premium wine industries. Through its focus on specialized markets and extensive knowledge of the people and business issues driving them, SVB Silicon Valley Bank provides a level of service and partnership that measurably impacts its clients’ success. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company serves clients around the world through 27 U.S. offices and four international operations. SVB Silicon Valley Bank is a member of global financial services firm SVB Financial Group, with SVB Analytics, SVB Capital, SVB Global and SVB Private Client Services.  Visit:


The mission of Tech Coast Equity Group is to be the premier investment banking boutique in Southern California specializing in mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and valuations.  Our focus is middle market technology companies in the $5 to $25 million range as well as high potential emerging companies.  We tailor our services to meet the needs of the individual client.  Tech Coast Equity Group is both nimble and affordable in serving those needs.  With our intimate grasp of market conditions and value drivers we assist our clients in building and realizing the full value of their enterprise upon exit.  Visit:

Comprised of offices in both Los Angeles and San Francisco, Ruder Finn/West is the leading technology public relations firm on the west coast. We understand that today’s technology environment requires a different approach to public relations, and we work with a variety of emerging and established companies to provide them with strategic, comprehensive communications programs that drive measurable results. Our clients – including Demand Media, Interpolls, Microsoft, PacketVideo, Specific Media, Sony Electronics and StubHub – rely on us for our thoughtful insights and our ability to “get the job done right.”

We concentrate on developing and executing communications programs that can directly impact a technology organization’s bottom line, whether they are at the top of the digital media food chain, or a consumer electronics provider. To achieve this end, we focus on developing thought leadership initiatives for our clients, coupled with aggressive media and industry analyst relations / industry influencer campaigns. Publications such as BusinessWeek, Computerworld, Forbes, Fortune, Engadget, Gizmodo, Investor’s Business Daily, PC Magazine, The New York Times, Red Herring and the Wall Street Journal – as well as key analyst firms such as AMR Research, Forrester/Jupiter and IDC turn to Ruder Finn regularly as a respected source of content and knowledge.

In addition to the valuable relationships Ruder Finn/West offers, we have the flexibility to tailor our campaigns to the specific requirements of each client. The coverage offered by our global network is coupled with a distinct understanding of the local and national markets in which each of our clients operate. Whether you are a mid-market organization or an international corporation, you can be sure of our ability to balance the need for an integrated message with the individualized requirements and demands of local conditions and situations.

The lifeblood of Ruder Finn/West is our experienced, talented and aggressive team members who drive value by delivering bottom-line results time and time again. Our success is evidenced by the fact that Ruder Finn ranked among the top three large PR agencies, as voted on by IT journalists, in the 2008 PRSourceCode rankings of Top Tech Communicators.  Visit: is the leading source for Southern California high tech news and information. socalTECH provides a real-time, comprehensive look at Southern California's high tech and venture capital industry, through news updates on our web site and a daily newsletter. Our regular coverage includes breaking news, venture capital funding, and in-depth interviews with entrepreneurs and executives. We also maintain a comprehensive calendar of local technology events. socalTECH also offers the most comprehensive database of Southern California venture-backed startups and investors, including contact names and funding information. is your resource for keeping track of high tech in Southern

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Our affiliate partners provide marketing support to highlight all award finalists and awareness for the awards ceremony.  We appreciate their support and reccomend learning more about them by visiting their websites.

If you are interested in sponsorship, contact Catrina Luedtke at (310) 325-4000.   


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