#Gamechangers

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The #GameChangers Awards celebrates the innovation stars in the Tri-Valley from each of our Tri-Valley cities. Among the various awards, the prestigious Founders Award is presented to an individual and/or business that has shown strong advocacy of our region.

Event Details

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
8:00-9:30 a.m.
Innovate Pleasanton
4464 Willow Road, Suite 103
Pleasanton

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2017 #Gamechangers Award Recipients

This award goes to a company or organization that has been a catalyst for innovation, has helped to define the Tri-Valley as a technology hub, supported the region and its initiatives, all the while illuminating its potential.

2017 Founders Award Winners

Bishop Ranch

Bishop Ranch is the largest mixed-use business park in Northern California, and is a dynamic business community that has flourished in the East Bay for more than 30 years.  Today, the organization is developing a new City Center, creating a new sense of place that has never existed before, offering the entire Tri-Valley region a bold and playful new urban space.

www.bishopranch.com

Lam Research

Lam Research is the second largest vendor of wafer fabrication equipment in the world by revenue and market share. Lam manufactures its leading edge Etch products in a 120,000 square-foot facility in Livermore powered by more than 500 employees, and is headquartered in nearby Fremont. Since 2015, Lam has added over 300 jobs in the region.

www.lamresearch.com

UpTempo Tech

UpTempo Tech provides students with technology training including 3D printing, CAD classes, graphic design and robotics courses making the curriculum a stepping stone toward tech careers. UpTempo Tech develops and manages educational initiatives for Fortune 500 companies across the globe.

www.uptempotech.com

Victory Workspace

Victory Workspace provides an on-demand location for independent and mobile workers complete with office infrastructure and support services. Victory Workspace provides a Coworking Community that is built on the power of collaboration, education and networking.

www.victoryworkspace.com

Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.

Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. is a leader in the field of optics used to treat and diagnose medical conditions. Their office in Dublin is Zeiss’ largest facility outside of Germany, and serves as a key ophthalmology research, development, and manufacturing facility.

www.zeiss.com/meditec

Kensington Laboratories

Kensington builds wafer handling robots and precision motion control stages then supports them with exceptional service for a lifetime of productivity. The wafer handling robots and precision motion control stage Spares & Repairs programs are designed to help you maximize operating life, avoid obsolescence and optimize capital investment in equipment.

www.kensingtonlabs.com

Sandstone Diagnostics

Sandstone Diagnostics is a medical device startup founded by former Sandia National Laboratories researchers. Sandstone’s flagship product, Trak, is an in-home fertility test that allows men to discreetly monitor their sperm count in the privacy of their homes. They have become a go-to resource on male reproductive health.

www.sandstonediagnostics.com

Wiley X

Wiley X began its quest to become a world leader in the research, development and marketing of protective eyewear and gloves for military, law enforcement and civilian markets in 1987. Today, they use their impact resistance technology to serve enthusiasts in outdoor sports, motorcycle riding, fishing, hiking, and extreme sports.

www.wileyx.com

NeoTract, Inc.

NeoTract, Inc. is developing innovative, minimally invasive and clinically effective devices in the field of urology. NeoTract values innovation and collaboration, and employs a sales force of urology consultants who are dedicated to delivering state of the art healthcare.

urolift.com

ServiceMax

According to ServiceMax, there are more than five million field technicians in the United States who are working to install and service equipment we use every day in our homes and offices. ServiceMax is a field service software solution helping companies and technicians manage data and deliver results.

www.servicemax.com

Bishop Ranch

Bishop Ranch is the largest mixed-use business park in Northern California, and is a dynamic business community that has flourished in the East Bay for more than 30 years.  Today, the organization is developing a new City Center, creating a new sense of place that has never existed before, offering the entire Tri-Valley region a bold and playful new urban space.

www.bishopranch.com

Donor Network West

Donor Network West is one of the largest tissue recovery organizations in the nation, and the third largest federally designated organ procurement organization. Working closely with families, doctors, nurses, funeral homes, coroners and medical examiners, they connect donors to recipients, working in collaboration to save and heal lives.

www.donornetworkwest.org

2016 #Gamechangers Award Recipients

This award goes to a company or organization that has been a catalyst for innovation, has helped to define the Tri-Valley as a technology hub, supported the region and its initiatives, all the while illuminating its potential.

2016 Founders Award Winner – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

For more than 60 years, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has provided ground-breaking science, engineering, and technology research to address issues of national importance. In partnership with Sandia National Laboratories/California, the Laboratory operates the Livermore Valley Open Campus to facilitate national and lab industry collaboration for product design, development & manufacturing, data management, and the operation of complex energy and communication systems.

www.llnl.gov

SocialSource

SocialSource is a team of like-minded entrepreneurs who share a vision to end children’s exposure to unsafe content and contact on the Internet. The company delivers social technology solutions that provide parents with the power to oversee every aspect of their children’s Internet experience.

www.phew.co

Choicelunch

Choicelunch is a healthy school lunch program using only the finest ingredients for school districts that may not have the resources on site to provide such a program. Choicelunch offers online ordering and a mobile app so schools can serve lunches made with fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy meat options. With approximately one-third of children in America being classified as overweight or obese-— 24 million children—Choicelunch offers a vision and innovation that is growing nationally.

www.choicelunch.com

CallidusCloud

CallidusCloud provides innovative software and services that help to generate sales and boost profits for a wide range of industries. As a global leader in cloud-based sales, marketing, learning, and customer-experience solutions, the firm supports more than 2.5 million users and billions of transactions a month. CallidusCloud’s customers include Allstate Financial, Sprint, JP Morgan, Chase, and HSBC. In addition, their partners include Adobe, Accenture, Deloitte, NetSuite, Oracle, Salesforce.com and SAP.

www.calliduscloud.com

iTrade Network

iTrade Network is the leading provider of supply chain management and intelligence solutions to the food industry. Its clients include growers and shippers, manufacturers, distributors, operators, and retailers. iTrade Network is a global leader in its field, and today its customers include more than 10,000 companies from across the food industry including Albertsons, Campbell’s, Con Agra Foods, Costco, Del Monte, Dole, General Mills, Kellogg, Kraft Foods, Ocean Spray, Sunkist, Sysco, and U.S. Foods—just to name a few.

www.itradenetwork.com

Topcon Positioning Systems

Topcon Positioning Systems is a world leader in precision measurement, positioning, and machine automation in the fields of agriculture, construction, surveying, and civil engineering. Topcon’s precision systems incorporate GPS, laser technology, and optical measurement technologies that result in precise accuracy and increased savings of our earth’s resources. Topcon partnered with Google on the StreetView system, provided the PGA Tour with the ShotLink system, and created farming systems to increase crop yields and reduce use of fuel, fertilizers, and herbicides.

www.topconpositioning.com

POC Medical Systems

Founded by experienced technology and biomedical professionals, POC Medical Systems has created an amazing device that offers inexpensive and early detection of life-threatening illnesses such as breast cancer, malaria, tuberculosis, and cardiac disorders. Their device—named Pandora CDx Point-of Care System—allows individuals to perform these screening tests either at home or at a doctor’s office using a single drop of blood—and for less than $5 per patient. This young firm was a start-up company first located at our region’s i-GATE Innovation Hub, and has now made its headquarters in Livermore.

www.pocmedicalsystems.com

Nuubia SF

Nuubia SF is an artisan chocolatier making hand- crafted confections from precious, humanely- sourced ingredients. The Hacienda-based firm has a commitment to conservation and has eliminated the negative impacts on virgin forests and wildlife habitats by sourcing innovative packaging materials for many products. Nuubia’s CEO and Co-Founder, Alexandra Saunders, has stated that “Conservation is at the core of Nuubia’s DNA.” Her firm is an example of how companies can be to be environmentally responsible without compromising product quality.

www.nuubiasf.com

Leaf Healthcare

In the field of medicine, there is a growing demand for wireless monitoring of patients who are hospitalized. Leaf Healthcare has become a leader in the field by offering an ingenious device known as the Leaf Patient Sensor. The sensor helps patients avoid the development of pressure ulcers resulting from long stays in hospital beds. The Leaf sensor alerts nursing staff to turn the patients in compliance with medical protocol to relieve pressure and to avoid the ulcers. In 2016, Leaf Healthcare’s Patient Monitoring System was named one of the world’s most innovative wearable healthcare technologies.

www.leafhealthcare.com

FunMobility

Established in 1999, FunMobility offers a full-spectrum of mobile marketing campaign opportunities for major brands and well-known retailers. The artists and experts at the firm specialize in consumer-focused experiences that drive discovery, engagement, acquisition, and retention. FunMobility delivers engaging and interactive campaigns through its proprietary mobile-first technology designed to help its clients integrate gamification, digital prizes, and interactive media throughout every element of a client’s marketing efforts, while at the same time capturing user data on an individual level.

www.funmobility.com

GE Global Software Center

GE Global Software Center opened in 2012 and is expanding rapidly. A subsidiary of General Electric—the company founded by Thomas Edison—GE Global Software Center is helping GE redefine itself as a start-up software company. Located in Bishop Ranch, the young firm serves as an incubator of innovation for GE’s 300,000 employees, especially those who design everything from aircraft engines to sales presentations. GE Digital CEO Bill Ruh recently told the Wall Street Journal that corporate structures must evolve with technology, and GE Global Software Center is helping its parent company do exactly that.

www.ge.com/digital