Embodee is one of three Portland technology companies chosen as finalists for an annual award given by the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network. OEN announced the news July 9 on its blog. We’re pleased to be considered with the other finalists for the OEN Working Capital Stage Company of the Year Award, and congratulate Janrain and Puppet Labs.

Seven finalists in the other two categories of the OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards, Development Stage and Growth Stage, were also announced. The finalists in all three categories were chosen from more than 40 nominees.

The winners will be announced Sept. 17, 2013 at the Portland downtown Hilton during OEN’s 20th annual awards celebration, which it calls “Oregon’s largest annual statewide gathering to celebrate our best and brightest entrepreneurs.”

OEN, founded in 1991, provides opportunities for entrepreneurs and works to improve the business climate for emerging, growth-oriented companies statewide.

The awards are named for Tom Holce, who for more than 50 years was a pioneering Northwest technology entrepreneur and angel investor involved in building dozens of successful