Published October 8, 2012


The East Bay Economic Development Alliance along with the SF Business Times and several partners have kicked off an annual event to celebrate and award companies that contribute to the East Bay's culture of innovation. The first-ever East Bay Innovation Awards will celebrate the cutting-edge innovators in business that make the East Bay one of the preeminent regions of innovation in the U.S.

Call for Nominations
The East Bay Innovation Awards will honor companies and individuals in a variety of categories, including:  Advanced Manufacturing, Catalyst, Clean Tech, Education, Engineering and Design, Food, Information/Communication Technology, Legacy and Life Sciences. Nominate a business which has made a breakthrough, changed the direction of their industry, and continues to make the East Bay a hub of vibrant activity. Nominees are being accepted through October 19th and will be evaluated by independent panels of experts in each field. If you would like to submit a nomination or get more information on the awards, simply visit:  http://eastbayeda.org/iawards/innovation_home.html.

Awards Ceremony
Join East Bay business and community leaders celebrating the first ever East Bay Innovation Awards on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Fox Theatre in Oakland. The event will include cocktails, hors d'ouevers and networking preceding the awards ceremony.

Additional Information
Additional information on the nominations, awards ceremony and sponsorship opportunities is available. For details, please refer to the East Bay EDA representative below.

Contact Information
Karen Engel
East Bay EDA
1221 Oak Street, Suite 555, Oakland, California 94612
(510) 272-3874  phone     (510) 272-5007  fax     karen@eastbayeda.org  e-mail     www.eastbayeda.org   WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California  94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW