Twenty-one FINALISTS have been named in the third annual SACRAMENTO REGION INNOVATION AWARDS.

Join the celebration! WINNERS will be revealed during the AWARDS LUNCHEON on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West. Tickets, tables, and sponsorships are now available. Early bird discounts end Oct 10th. REGISTER HERE

Learn about the 2018 FINALISTS here:

A special “Innovation of the Year” award for Wide Open Walls — a Sacramento-based arts and mural festival founded by David Sobon in 2015 — will spotlight innovation beyond business and technology and recognize the important link between cultural values and thriving economic markets. Past recipients honored for having a broad and profound impact on the greater Sacramento innovation community include Golden 1 Center and the University of California, Davis.

The INNOVATION AWARDS aims to strengthen the Sacramento story, build the local economy, and stimulate the creative minds driving our innovation community. Founded in 2016 by Stoel Rives LLP, the program is made possible with support from Moss Adams LLP, the Sacramento Business Journal, Five Star Bank, and the Greater Sacramento Economic Council — not to mention dozens of community partner organizations and the esteemed Selection Committee. For more information on the program, visit and follow the social media conversation at #SacInnov8Awards.


Stoel Rives LLP is a leading innovator in the business of law, helping corporate clients with a focus on energy, natural resources, and environmental law, in California and beyond. The firm has celebrated innovative companies and their accomplishments since hosting the first Innovation Awards in Salt Lake City in 2002. Each consecutive year, the law firm has honored groundbreaking advancements from emerging to established businesses. In its commitment to foster the innovation ecosystem across its footprint, Stoel Rives has since expanded its Innovation Awards program to Boise, Idaho (2006) and Sacramento, California (2016). In 2017, the firm partnered with the Puget Sound Business Journal as a presenting sponsor of the publication’s inaugural innovation awards program in Seattle, Washington.