Avangate Supports Software and Cloud Services Innovation by Offering Scholarship to Attend the Business of Software Conference

Company Calls for Future Software Leaders to Submit Their Applications by Sept. 15th; Three Innovative Software Companies Will Be Chosen as Winners

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - August 20, 2013) - Avangate, the leading Customer Centric Commerce solution provider trusted by thousands of Software and Cloud Services companies to grow their business worldwide, today opened up the application process for its Business of Software Scholarship Program. Held in partnership with the Business of Software Conference (BOS) taking place from October 28-30, 2013 in Boston, the Scholarship Program will be accepting applications from innovative software vendors through September 15th, 2013 and is part of Avangate's commitment to accelerate growth for software companies at all levels. Scholarship winners will receive free admission to the BOS conference and attend a networking dinner with software industry leaders hosted by Avangate during the second night of the conference. 

"At Avangate, we're focused on helping software and cloud services companies of all sizes, including innovative start-ups and developers to launch new products and grow their revenues," said Carl Theobald, Avangate CEO. "The Business of Software Conference shares the same passion for empowering emerging software vendors with the tools they need to succeed. We're thrilled to continue to support their efforts and look forward to celebrating software innovation with our scholarship winners later this year."

An annual contest held in the lead-up to the Business of Software Conference, the Avangate Business of Software Scholarship will be awarded to three companies who have created new businesses in the world of software and cloud services. Applicants are evaluated on the uniqueness of their business models, product or service creativity and their go-to-market engagement strategy.

"Every year, we bring together software industry leaders to share their experiences and ideas with founders of young companies who want to build sustainable, profitable software businesses," said Mark Littlewood, Director of the Business Leaders Network and Business of Software. "We are excited to work with Avangate to outreach to entrepreneurs worldwide and bring a new set of software innovators to the show and help foster their growth through education and networking."

The Avangate Business of Software Scholarship is open to application by Software, SaaS and Cloud Services vendors of all sizes. Applicants are encouraged to get creative with video or written submissions detailing their business model, products and/or services, and why they would like to attend the Business of Software conference. For more details, click here.

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

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 on businessofsoftware.org.

About Avangate

Avangate is the leader in Customer Centric Commerce solutions, helping Software and Cloud services companies increase their online sales across touchpoints and business models, as well as grow their distribution channels to profitably scale and enter new markets. Avangate's solutions include a full-featured, modular and secure Commerce platform, which integrates online eCommerce, subscription billing, global payments, a partner order and revenue management solution, as well as a constantly expanding worldwide affiliate network. 

Avangate has received numerous industry accolades such as the CODiEs Award for Best eCommerce and Billing Solution, the Red Herring Top 100 European Award for Most Innovative Companies and was selected as a Gartner "Cool Vendor in E-Commerce. Avangate powers Commerce for thousands of companies including Abbyy, Bitdefender, FICO, iYogi and Kaspersky.

To learn more about Avangate, please visit avangate.com.

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