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Avangate Announce Their 2013 Business of Software Conference Scholarship Winners

Avangate, the leading Customer Centric Commerce solution provider trusted by thousands of Software and Cloud Services companies to grow their business worldwide, today announced the recipients of its Business of Software Conference Scholarship. The three winners - InternAvenueMochadocs, and Weekdone - will receive free passes to the Business of Software conference and the opportunity to attend a networking dinner with software industry leaders held during the event.

“At Avangate, we recognize the importance of innovation to the software industry and we are committed to accelerating growth for software companies at all stages,” said Carl Theobald, CEO of Avangate. “We offer this scholarship contest for young companies to access the information they need to validate their growth strategies and widen their business network. It’s always difficult to pick winners from the group of applicants, but this year’s scholarship recipients really stood out for their solid products and clear vision for the future.”

All of the scholarship winners are software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies, but each focuses on a different aspect of business. Intern Avenue is a hire-matching platform which helps employers to find and differentiate quickly between candidates, while Mochadocs makes it easy for businesses of all sizes to manage and fulfill contracts. Finally, Weekdone helps managers and teams track their productivity to identify strengths as well as areas for improvement. Each company is taking a creative approach to meeting a defined business need and stands to benefit greatly from the Business of Software Conference.

“We’re delighted to welcome the Avangate scholarship recipients to the Business of Software Conference in Boston next week. They have selected interesting, innovative companies, but more importantly three interesting entrepreneurs who share so many of the values with our attendees from around the world.” said Mark Littlewood, Director of the Business Leaders Network and Business of Software. “The scholars are always enthusiastic participants and have so much to offer back from their own entrepreneurial experience. We know scholarship recipients make valuable connections and create a solid foundation for growth. I am personally delighted that the scholars represent the geographical diversity of BoS attendees coming from the UK, Netherlands and Estonia.”

In addition to presenting scholarship recipients with the opportunity to attend the well-known Boston conference, Avangate will organize a networking dinner to connect the new companies with leading experts in the software industry.

To learn more about how Avangate can grow your software and SaaS sales, read an overview of the Avangate commerce solutions.

About the Business of Software Conference, 28th -30th October, Boston, MA

Business of Software is the conference for people who care about growing great software businesses. It’s a safe haven for ISVs who want to talk, listen and learn from each other about growing long-term, sustainable, profitable software businesses. Our attendees run growth businesses and entrepreneurial business units in companies that work in all types of organizations – through enterprise software, web, mobile, SaaS — from around the world. (Half of last year’s participants were from outside the USA). Business of Software is about sharing ideas for building better software businesses. More information can be found atbusinessofsoftware.org.

About Avangate

Avangate is the leading customer-centric commerce provider that enables companies to increase their online sales across touchpoints, manage subscription billing, and grow their distribution channels to profitably scale and enter new markets. Avangate’s scalable and integrated solutions include a full-featured, modular and secure eCommerce platform, a partner order and revenue management solution, as well as a constantly expanding worldwide affiliate network.

More information about Avangate can be found at avangate.com

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This is my old laptop. It goes to some of the best conferences in the world.

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This is my new laptop. If you want to cheer it up, feel free to bring me a sticker.

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In similar vein, I saw Peldi earlier this summer and he wore a continuous cycle of StackExchange, Balsamiq, Red Gate and Business of Software T-shirts. People came up to him on the beach asking where they could download software from such incredible institutions.

My daughter asked him why he  wore the same T-shirts and he replied they were the only ones people had given him.

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He isn’t the only technology influencer who is happy to war a nice promotional T-shirt so why not bring a couple along and find someone that will do your marketing for you on the other side of the world?

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