Startup of the Year Description

Through this award, we strive to help the best and brightest startups, founding teams and entrepreneurs push their company to a higher level. This startup demonstrates innovation in its model/process/service or product.

Recipients of the Startup of the Year SAGE Business Award exhibit passion, devotion and innovation in planning and deploying their startup and have either made significant progress over the last 1 to 5 years, or have made an impact as determined by jobs created, revenue created, or other metrics. For the purpose of this award, a startup is defined as a breakout company that has been formed within the last 5 years or less and was founded in Central Oregon.

  • Nominee must be financially stable and operational for at least one year and no longer than three years
  • Nominee must be a for-profit business
  • Nominee must be a member in good standing of the Bend Chamber of Commerce at the time of application submission and award presentation
  • As a nominee, at least one representative from the business must attend the Bend Chamber SAGE Awards on October 5, 2017



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