Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Deloitte selects ScreenScape as "Company-to-Watch"


ScreenScape Networks Inc. ("ScreenScape") won a coveted Companies-to-Watch Award, one of four separate awards categories that make up the 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 50TM Awards, the pre-eminent technology awards program in Canada. ScreenScape is the first Atlantic Canadian company to earn the distinction.

The Companies-to-Watch Award honours early-stage Canadian technology companies in business less than five years. These companies exemplify many of the winning characteristics of Deloitte Technology Fast 50TM ranked companies, which are judged using a longer track record.

"Companies-to-Watch award winners frequently go on to score high rankings in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 once they have a five-year track record," said Richard Lee, National Leader, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Industry Group, Deloitte. "Screenscape has quickly distinguished itself for its innovative technology and entrepreneurship and this award recognizes its potential as a future leader in the Canadian technology industry."

ScreenScape Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Mark Hemphill, credits the company's early success to its unique ability as an online service to engage audiences inside physical places through the use of digital displays. Hemphill said, "By offering a repository of community-shared content and a pool of targeted marketing opportunities, ScreenScape makes place-based media easier and more effective as a tool for engaging with today's connected consumer."

The majority of Companies-to-Watch winners are potential global leaders in technology sectors that didn't even exist five years ago. To win the award, companies must display the kind of management expertise and superior technology that mark a successful early-stage company poised for continued growth. To qualify for the Companies-to-Watch Award, candidates must have been operating less than five years. They must also be headquartered in Canada and devote a significant portion of their operating revenues to creating proprietary technology and/or intellectual property.

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