The annual gathering is a who's who of the region's tech and startup scenes.

VentureOhio held its annual celebration for the state's tech startup community Sept. 5 at the Hilton Columbus Downtown. Nearly 600 entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders attended. 

Check out the slideshow with this story to see who attended.

NCT Ventures founder Rich Langdale was awarded a lifetime achievement award. Other awards included:

Suzy Bureau and Will Lucas — Ohio Catalyst of the Year Alex Frommeyer — Entrepreneur of the Year Clarigent Health — Seed Stage Company of the Year Share — Early Stage Company of the Year ScriptDrop — Growth Stage Company of the Year   Stay up to date with the region’s thriving business scene. Subscribe to Columbus CEO’s weekly newsletter.