January 19, 2012
The Gigabit Challenge announces winners at Google Fiber Competition
Sixteen finalists, 19 judges and 300 attendees made for an outstanding Gigabit Challenge Finale at the Kansas City Public Library. But among the buzz of networking attendees, the energetic music and a variety of influential speakers, there were 16 companies that had a completely different experience. They were lucky enough to compete in The Gigabit Challenge Finale and they experienced the most exciting moment of all; standing on stage for the announcement of three winners.
Congratulations to our three incredible Gigabit Challenge winners!
The People's Choice Award
Paruzia Technologies: Paruzia works with small businesses who are frustrated with their current IT support. Paruzia employs advanced technology solutions and works with business leaders who value making money, saving money and ensuring a position in the marketplace.
The "Born Global" Award
: Kauzu is a company that seeks to innovate the US employment industry, a 170 billion dollar industry, mainly generated from staffing agencies, online job boards and other smaller related services. Kauzu belives in empowering the industry by providing a dynamic, digital online environment with unique tools to create timely connections. Think eHarmony.com + eBay.
The Grand Prize
SEIN Analytics & Asset Management
: SEIN develops a cash-flow analytics application built on Adobe Flash Builder 4 in combination with a cloud database server. The goal is to address the major concerns of investors in the space. It will be the first fully functioning cloud computing ABS software that is both mobile and tablet friendly.
We would like to thank all of our partners, volunteers, vendors, attendees, judges, advisory board members and Finalists who joined us for The Gigabit Challenge Finale tonight. The event would not have been a success without you all. Best of luck in your future endeavors and make sure to continue to think big...with a gig!