San Mateo – Big on Business Innovation

“To innovate, you’ve got to break the rules,” said Alexandra Watkins, keynote speaker of the 2014 Innovators Awards of Excellence luncheon. As a disruptor in branding and founder of Eat My Words, Alexandra’s statement is her mantra. And with that theme, she kicked off the event presented by SAMCEDA, San Mateo County Economic Development Association. The Awards celebrated the businesses that are penetrating new ground, growing fast – many internationally – and doing it all from headquarters in San Mateo County.

We’re sure you’ve heard of many of these companies. Keep an eye on these winners!

Evernote – Evernote aims to help the world remember everything, communicate effectively and get things done.
GoPro  – GoPro produces the most versatile cameras in the world, with a line of wearable and gear mountable cameras and accessories. – Online reputation management is the practice of making people and businesses look their best on the Internet. has cornered this market, providing online reputation management and Internet privacy protection to clients in more than 100 countries since 2006.
Stella & Dot –Stella and Dot, an Inc. 500 fastest-growing company, is a social selling company that creates flexible entrepreneurial opportunities for women. Stella and Dot is expanding monthly, launching soon in Ireland.
TechShop – TechShop is a cool community that provides access to tools, software and space. A playground for production, you can make almost anything at TechShop. TechShop is about to launch several more locations, including in Ireland and in Germany.
SciClone – SciClone Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company with a product portfolio of therapies for oncology, infectious diseases, cardiovascular, urological, and respiratory and central nervous system disorders.

Bay Meadows is honored to be a member of SAMCEDA, which is fostering a culture of business innovation in the region. A hearty congratulations to all the winners of the Innovators Awards of Excellence.

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