Avangate Announces 2014 Business of Software Scholarship Winners

Digital Commerce Provider Connects Software Companies in the New Services Economy With Learning Opportunities at the Business of Software Conference

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - August 26, 2014) - Avangate, the leading Digital Commerce solution provider trusted by thousands of Software and Online Services companies to grow their business worldwide in the new Services Economy, today announced the recipients of its 2014 Business of Software Conference Scholarship. The three winners, CloudPress, Effective Computing and Pivotdesk, will receive complimentary passes to the Business of Software Conference taking place in Boston September 15-17, as well as the opportunity to attend an Avangate networking dinner with software industry leaders.

"As the new services economy continues to grow, it's more important than ever for software and online services companies to continue innovating their products and services and their delivery model," said Michael Ni, CMO/ SVP of Marketing and Products at Avangate. "For several years, we've supported promising new software and online services companies with this scholarship, connecting them with the people and resources to help them succeed. We're excited about the winning companies this year, and we look forward to tracking their success as they grow."

Reflecting Avangate's commitment to the new services economy, this year's scholarship winners focus on providing innovative services.

  • CloudPress, a SaaS product of Extend Studio, offers a set of tools and services designed to eliminate the coding and server tasks for WordPress site designers.
  • Effective Computing developed VoiceShortCuts, a voice command system that reduces the stress and limitations of computer use, enhancing productivity.
  • Pivotdesk is an online service that is changing the way people find office space: an office sharing marketplace that helps companies offset costs by sharing their excess office space with smaller companies and entrepreneurs looking for a place to grow their business.

"It's always a delight to have Business of Software scholarship winners at our conference," said Mark Littlewood, Director of the Business Leaders Network and Business of Software. "These growing companies are interested in learning and bring fresh ideas to our sessions."

In addition to connecting these companies with new insights at the conference itself, Avangate is coordinating a networking dinner in Boston on September 16th where participants will have the opportunity to share ideas with other emerging software, SaaS, and online services industry peers and make valuable connections. To join the Avangate Boston networking dinner, please RSVP on the event's registration page.

About the Business of Software Conference
Business of Software is a three-day conference for anyone starting or growing an independent software business, covering all aspects of building a successful, sustainable company, except the code. The conference gives hardworking founders a place to meet each other, lift their heads from the daily grind, and work on, not in, their companies.
More information can be found at businessofsoftware.org.

About Avangate
Avangate is the leading Digital Commerce provider that enables the New Services Economy, helping software, SaaS and online services companies sell their products and services via any channel, acquire customers across touchpoints, increase retention, leverage smarter payments, experiment on the fly and optimize their business in order to increase overall revenue. Avangate's clients include Absolute Software, Bitdefender, Brocade, FICO, HP Software, Kaspersky, Metaio and many more companies across the globe.
More information can be found on avangate.com.

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