REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 17, 2014) - Avangate, the leading Digital Commerce solution provider trusted by thousands of Software and Online Services companies to grow their business worldwide, today issued a call for submissions for its annual Business of Software (BoS) Scholarship Program, held in partnership with the BoS Conference in Boston taking place September 15-17, 2014.

The Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from emerging Software, SaaS and Online Services vendors and entrepreneurs. As part of its commitment to foster innovation and accelerate growth for companies, Scholarship winners will receive free admission to the BoS Conference and attend an honorary networking dinner hosted by Avangate during the second night of the conference. The call for submissions will remain open through August 15, 2014.

"At Avangate, we're committed to providing Software, SaaS and Online Services companies with new opportunities to expand their businesses, enabling them to focus on creating and improving innovative products and services," said Carl Theobald, Avangate CEO. "The BoS Conference shares the same passion for equipping vendors with the tools they need to solve problems, develop business strategies and foster growth. We are excited to continue to support its mission and look forward to helping the newest set of entrepreneurs succeed."

"Every year, we invite industry leaders and market disruptors to share their experiences with a group of emerging business leaders who want to create great software and build successful companies," said Mark Littlewood, Director of the Business Leaders Network and Business of Software. "We are excited to work with Avangate to support entrepreneurs worldwide, bring together a community of peers to learn from one another and pioneer the next wave of software innovation."

The Scholarship will be awarded to three companies that have innovated and grown their software and online services businesses. Applicants are evaluated on the uniqueness of their business models, product or service creativity and their go-to-market engagement strategy. They are also encouraged to be creative with video or written submissions detailing their business model, products and/or services, and why they would like to attend the BoS Conference. For more information and to apply for the Scholarship program, click here.

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.

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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.

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