Thank you for attending the High Tech Innovation Awards!

2018 Winners

2018 Finalists

*Nominations for 2019 will open in early January*


2018 Winners

Congratulations to our 2018 HTA Award Winners!

BALBOA Bay resort

In the heart of Newport Beach, the Balboa Bay Resort sits right on the Newport Beach Bay.  Breathtaking views and extraordinary service make this venue a perfect place to celebrate innovation in Orange County.



Driving innovation by connecting people and ideas with resources and capital, OCTANe is recognizing the leading innovators in Orange County.

2018 HiGh tech innovation AWARDS preview


There will be a special area for Uber and Lyft drop-off and pick up.  If you choose to drive, please follow the signs and use the side entrance near the ballroom.



5:30pm-7:00pm- Registration and Networking

7:00pm- 8:30pm- Awards

8:30pm- Dessert and Networking



Emcee, Jane King

CEO of LilaMax Media LLC and Reporter for Small Cap Nation, NASDAQ Marketsite

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Jane is Founder and CEO of LilaMaxMedia LLC, a multi-platform provider of video content on consumer and business news. Since launching in January 2014, LilaMaxMedia has quadrupled in size with plans for more growth. Jane currently provides daily business reports from the NASDAQ Marketsite in Times Square for 70 TV stations as well as the Jane also conducts occasional interviews for Facebook Live and Small Cap Nation, and others.

Jane is an entrepreneur herself, having launched LilaMax Media as well as ARC Athletics, a fitness and athletic training studio in New York City with her husband. She has navigated the challenging and rewarding aspects of business ownership and hopes to help other entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs successfully follow their business dreams. 

2018 Platinum Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors for your commitment to outstanding innovation and recognition in 2018.

For information on sponsorship, please contact Teresa Madden, Director of Partnership & Sponsorship at

Sponsorship Opportunities


Teresa Madden | 949-330-6562

Media Contact

Cara Parchment | 949-330-6579

High Tech Innovation Awards General Questions

Cara Davidoff | 949-330-6566