Avangate Names Business of Software Scholarship Winners
Sep 28, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Avangate, an eCommerce service provider, announced the winners of the 2012 Inaugural Avangate Business of Software Scholarships.
According to a release, the Program awards five scholarships to software or SaaS companies who demonstrate solutions in technology, business models or end-user engagement strategies.
This year's Avangate Business of Software Scholarship winners represent the diverse opportunities for the software industry, ranging from Java code documentation to cloud data syncing:
-Architexa - Intelligent sketchpad for mapping Java codebases
-Cazoomi - Cloud-based solution for data-syncing and integration between applications In Touch Teacher - Mobile and web application platform for parent-teacher communication
-Kaggle - Platform for predictive modeling competitions
-MeetingKing - Web-based meeting facilitation and documentation tool
"We are pleased to announce a strong roster of winners and to have partnered with the Business of Software Conference to make this scholarship program a success," said Carl Theobald, CEO, Avangate. "As a company dedicated to helping software and SaaS companies grow, we are eager to see the winners take advantage of the Avangate Scholarship Program. Attending the conference, as well as going through the three month consulting program, will surely help accelerate their growth and turn innovative ideas into acclaimed software companies."
The recipients of the Avangate Business of Software Scholarship will receive several prizes, including:
-Admission to the Business of Software Conference
-3 months of online marketing and commerce consulting services from Avangate and Position2, an Avangate partner, featuring a one month website audit for SEO, PPC, Keyword Ranking along with two months of Conversion Rate Optimization, Analytics, Content Syndication
-A networking dinner held Tuesday, October 2nd from 6pm - 10pm at Radius Restaurant in Boston
"Building great software product takes loads of engineering talent, but building a great software company also requires a keen eye for business innovation and market factors," said Mark Littlewood, Director of the Business Leaders Network and Business of Software. "The Avangate Business of Software Scholarship reflects the deep value we place on not just finding good products, but helping turn those products, and the people behind them, into great businesses that change the way people approach their work. With a diverse set of innovators chosen for this year's program, we are eager to see how their experience at the Business of Software Conference along with the support from Avangate will transform their opportunities."
Avangate said its SkyCommerce platform was awarded by the Software & Information Industry Association, CODiE Awards as one of the "Best Electronic Commerce Solutions" in 2012. The company was recently named a Red Herring "Top 100 Europe" technology company as well as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 Companies to Watch.
Position2 is an Accel-backed company.
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