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35 months ago
Zenobia Godschalk created a new topic GEORGIA TECH FLASHPOINT ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL COHORT in the forums.
18 Early-Stage Entrepreneur Teams Accepted into Georgia Tech Technology Startup Accelerator Program

August 31, 2011 – Atlanta, GA – Georgia Tech Flashpoint, a new technology accelerator program run through the Georgia Institute of Technology, today announced that it has selected its inaugural class of 18 teams invited to participate in the first cohort, which will run from September through December of 2011. Also announced today is the Flashpoint Investment Fund I. Led by Imlay President Sig Mosley, the $1 million risk capital fund will support startups in the first two Georgia Tech Flashpoint cohorts. The program, the first public-private partnership of its design in the country, brings together resources from the university, private funding and startup leaders to accelerate innovation and growth.

The Georgia Tech Flashpoint accelerator is part of an ongoing effort to transform the Institute’s ability to positively influence society through innovation and entrepreneurship.

“We were very pleased with the quality of applicants for this first cohort, and their understanding of what a lean accelerator program can provide,” said Merrick Furst, director of Flashpoint, serial entrepreneur and distinguished professor in Georgia Tech’s College of Computing. “Our initial class of teams has a fantastic opportunity to gain useful startup engineering knowledge and customer development skills that will provide the foundation for success with less likelihood for failure.”
Georgia Tech Flashpoint brings together mentors and investors from across the country to share expertise and lessons learned with the entrepreneur teams. Mentors include prominent venture capitalists and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley, Boston and New York, among others. The program culminates in two Demo Days, one in Atlanta and one in Silicon Valleythat hosted by 500Startups.

The inaugural class will kick-off with a meeting on September 7 with a keynote by Georgia State Senator Jason Carter, who serves on the Senate Science and Technology Committee.

Georgia Tech Flashpoint Philosophy – Startup Engineering
Georgia Tech Flashpoint is focused on de-mystifying the startup process by improving upon a repeatable process of scalable business model discovery by further developing the startup engineering principles that support real-world value creation.
“The teams selected have a great depth and diversity of skills, backgrounds, and focus. They share a passion to solve significant problems, the self-awareness to understand that their vision of what is needed and what is possible is not, at this stage, spot-on, the willingness to listen to advice, and the desire to go out and test hypotheses,” said Furst.

“We have already had the opportunity to meet with some of the teams, and it’s an impressive group of entrepreneurs trying to solve very big problems,” said Jeffrey Leavitt, Partner at DLA Piper, who’s firm is providing pro bono representation. “We look forward to working with these teams as they evolve their vision into offerings that meet a variety of market needs.”

“The Atlanta technology community is ripe with ideas ready to turn into the companies that will help build our economy of tomorrow,” said Allen Nance, one of the Georgia Tech Flashpoint mentors and president and founder of WhatCounts. “We are delighted to bring together some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the area to support this endeavor, and to help these teams learn from our collective experience.”

Entrepreneurs interested in participating in the second cohort, which will start in May of 2012, should watch for more information at flashpoint.gatech.edu/.

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Aug 31
36 months ago
Zenobia Godschalk created a new topic Frost & Sullivan Names Reflex Systems 2011 Entrepreneurial Co of the Year in the forums.
Award Recognizes Reflex for Innovative Virtualization Management and Security Solution
ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Jul 25, 2011) - Reflex Systems, a leader in virtualization systems management solutions, today announced that it has been named "2011 Entrepreneurial Company of the Year" by Frost & Sullivan, a growth partnership company. The prestigious award recognizes Reflex's innovative virtualization management and security solution, and its focus on providing customer-driven functionality that meets key market needs.
"A recognized pioneer in virtualization, Reflex has become a strong competitor in the virtualization management and security market. Through developing technology and forging partnerships over the years, the company has ensured that its products are leveraged not only by end-users but also by some of the largest technology providers playing in the virtualization space today," said Martha Vazquez, research analyst for Frost & Sullivan.
Vazquez noted that Reflex "stands out from other competitors." According to the Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Research, "Reflex continues to innovate in its approach to integrate security, compliance and management of the virtual environment. In addition, Reflex's Virtualization Management Center (VMC) is considered the 'industry standard' solution for some of the world's largest providers such as Savvis and CSC. Reflex's VMC is a critical piece of these companies' cloud infrastructure offerings. Plus, Reflex recently rolled out its 'Private Cloud Initiative' and now companies like Schwan Foods and MedQuist are using VMC to help them build out their own private cloud infrastructure."
"As virtualization becomes ubiquitous and cloud adoption grows, the need for a purpose-built solution that addresses security as part of a comprehensive, integrated management system has become critical. Reflex's unique approach has made us the solution of choice for enterprises across the board. We're honored that such a prestigious organization as Frost & Sullivan has recognized the leadership and unique value that Reflex delivers," said Preston Futrell, President and CEO of Reflex Systems.
Reflex's VMC provides enterprises with the essential management capabilities needed to effectively administer and secure the complex, dynamic virtual environment, while reducing costs through greater efficiencies. VMC integrates security, compliance, audit and management of the virtual environment by providing visibility, correlation, control and automation through a single integrated solution.
Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry. To obtain a full copy of the "2011 Entrepreneurial Company of the Year, Virtual Security Products Global" report, click here.
About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit www.frost.com.
About Reflex
Reflex Systems is the industry leader in virtualization systems management solutions that integrate security, compliance, audit and management of the virtual environment. Reflex VMC (Virtualization Management Center) provides visibility, correlation, and automation through a single pane of glass. Purpose-built for virtualization, VMC provides the essential tools needed to manage and enforce dynamic infrastructure policy in virtualized data centers and in private/public cloud. Reflex VMC, in conjunction with vWatch, vTrust, and vProfile, provides infrastructure discovery and visualization, timeline-based management, application/services discovery, network security, performance, configuration management and dynamic policy enforcement. Reflex Systems is based in Atlanta, Georgia and is privately held. For more information, including a trial download of Reflex VMC, visit www.reflexsystems.com. Follow Reflex at twitter.com/ReflexSystems.
Reflex Systems is a registered trademark of Reflex Systems LLC. All other marks are property of their respective owners.
Jul 25
41 months ago
Zenobia Godschalk created a new topic Reflex Systems Named a TAG Top 40 Innovative Technology Company in the forums.
ATLANTA (March 16, 2011) –The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry, today announced Reflex Systems as one of its Top 40 Innovative Technology Companies in Georgia. TAG will recognize this prestigious group at the 2011 Georgia Technology Summit (GTS) on March 23, 2011, at the Cobb Galleria.

TAG’S Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based companies for their innovation, financial impact, and their efforts at spreading awareness of Georgia’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally.

“Each of the 40 companies we are recognizing have made a significant impact on how we live and do business through their technology innovation,” said Tino Mantella, president & CEO of TAG. “We applaud each of these companies for their success and contribution to making Georgia a leading state for technology education, research and business. At TAG we are committed to supporting companies like these and we fully expect that, with their ongoing leadership and innovation, Georgia’s technology community continue to grow and be top in class in the U.S. and beyond.”

“Each year it becomes harder to choose our Top 40 companies because of the rapidly increasing number of high-quality technology businesses in our state,” said Dennis Zakas, a partner and founder of Zakas & Leonard, LLP and chairperson of the Top 40 Selection Committee. “This year’s Top 40 companies are sterling examples of the technology innovation in Georgia’s DNA. We are proud to recognize this year’s winners and wish them continued success.”

Reflex is innovative in its approach to integrate management, security, and compliance of the virtual environment. Reflex enables IT to efficiently manage the virtual enterprise by leveraging and improving upon existing organizational business processes through comprehensive policy management and enforcement, better utilization of the shared computing resources, as well as automation of data center operations across all virtual resources; whether in the corporate data center or hosted in the cloud.

"Enterprises and mid-size corporations across every vertical are turning to Reflex Virtualization Management Center (VMC) for the detailed visibility, comprehensive control, and broad automation they need as their virtual and cloud infrastructures continue to grow and become critical parts of their production environment," said Preston Futrell, President and CEO of Reflex Systems. “We are grateful for this recognition by the TAG, and are committed to playing a role in strengthening the technology community here in Atlanta.”

The Georgia Technology Summit is TAG’s flagship event that brings together C-level executives, entrepreneurs, technology professionals and academia to celebrate and recognize Georgia’s technology community. This year’s theme, Innovation Next Generation, will address how organizations are leveraging social networking to reach buyers and how they are incorporating social media tools in the workplace.

For more information about TAG and the Georgia Technology Summit and to register for the event, visit www.tagonline.org/georgia-technology-summit.php.

About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)
TAG is a leading technology industry association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of the state's technology industry. TAG provides leadership in driving initiatives in the areas of policy, capital, education and giving, and also brings the technology community together through events, initiative programs and networking opportunities. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 27 special interest groups, or societies, including Women in Technology (WIT). Additionally, TAG’s charitable arm, the TAG Education Collaborative, is focused on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com.

About Reflex
Reflex Systems is the industry leader in virtualization systems management solutions that integrate security, compliance, audit and management of the virtual environment. Reflex VMC (Virtualization Management Center) provides visibility, correlation, and automation through a single pane of glass. Purpose-built for virtualization, VMC provides the essential tools needed to manage and enforce dynamic infrastructure policy in virtualized data centers and in private/public cloud. Reflex VMC, in conjunction with vWatch, vTrust, and vProfile, provides infrastructure discovery and visualization, timeline-based management, application/services discovery, network security, performance, configuration management and dynamic policy enforcement. Reflex Systems is based in Atlanta, Georgia and is privately held. For more information, including a trial download of Reflex VMC, visit www.reflexsystems.com. Follow Reflex at twitter.com/ReflexSystems.

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Mar 16
42 months ago
Zenobia Godschalk created a new topic Liquidware Labs Reports Strong 2010 Growth, adds Staff to Fuel 2011 Market in the forums.
Highlights Increasing Demand for Next-Generation Desktop Migration and Management Solutions

Atlanta, GA – February 01, 2011 – Liquidware Labs, the leading provider of desktop transformation assessment, migration, and management solutions, today announced impressive overall 2010 growth and completed the year with the strongest quarter in the company’s history.

The company recorded more than 500 percent increase in annual revenue. In addition to significant existing customer follow on orders, the company achieved major new customer wins with financial services, education, insurance and retail customers. The year was also highlighted by major partnerships, and a significant expansion of both the company and the management team.

The company’s significant revenue growth is being driven by broader interest in moving to Windows 7 and virtual desktops, such as VMware View and Citrix XenDesktop, and an understanding that assessment and migration solutions are crucial to making this transition seamlessly. The company’s cost-effective price points make adoption affordable for any organization, enabling companies to easily achieve the saving benefits that next generation virtual, physical, and cloud based desktops promise.

Other major business highlights include:
• Announced major strategic partnerships with Dell, VMware, Quest, and Desktone to help these companies and their consulting organizations improve the desktop transformation experience for customers.
• Appointed David Burke as Vice President of Sales. Burke brings sales management experience from RTO Software and SPIDynamics to his role.
• Expanded the company’s workforce by 25%, including many at the Atlanta-based headquarters.
• Granted the company’s fifth patent for Liquidware Labs unique ability to pinpoint traceable performance monitoring activity for specific users and desktops.
• Named a ‘Cool Vendor in Client Computing’ by Gartner.

“Our record growth in 2010 highlights both a keen interest in moving to next generation desktops, as well as the need for solutions that streamline the process and provide ongoing management cost-effectively,” said David Bieneman, CEO and founder of Liquidware Labs. “We look forward to continuing to expand our team and presence in 2011, as demand for our solutions, both from partner organizations as well as end users, continues to increase beyond expectations.”

About Liquidware Labs
Liquidware Labs™ is the leader in desktop transformation solutions for next generation physical and virtual desktops, including VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop, and Microsoft Windows 7. The company's Stratusphere™ and ProfileUnity™ solutions have been described by analysts as the industry's first 'On-Ramp to VDI', providing a complete methodology and software that enables organizations to cost-effectively plan, migrate, and manage their next generation desktop infrastructure. LWL's comprehensive solutions provide Assessment, Personalization Management, User Configuration, and Service Level Assurance. LWL products are VMware and Citrix certified, and are available through a global network of certified partners. Visit www.liquidwarelabs.com for further information, and follow us on Twitter @LiquidwareLabs.

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