Our judges are composed of industry leaders, experts, and influencers in their respective fields. Each category is judged using responses from publicly submitted nomination forms, and evaluated by a committee of 8-10 executives.


To qualify as a nominee:

  • Be a for-profit business or not-for-profit organization, with headquarters or operations in Alameda or Contra Costa Counties.

  • Have achieved an innovation in the East Bay that is being used for new and improved products, processes, services, systems or methods.