Speechbobble Selected as Finalist for nextMEDIA Accelerator Program Competition at Banff World Media Festival 2011
TORONTO, Ontario - June 10, 2011 - Speechbobble™, one of Canada’s fastest growing enterprise social software companies, today announced it has been selected as a finalist in this year’s nextMEDIA Accelerator Program competition being held June 13th at the Banff World Media Festival, in Banff, Alberta. Speechbobble was short listed among more than 50 entries this year from across the globe.
The nextMEDIA Accelerator is a showcase platform for emerging digital media tech companies looking to attract corporate partnerships, venture capital and institutional investment.
“I’m delighted with this early recognition and we look forward to showcasing our technology at Banff 2011,” said Josef Zankowicz, CEO of Speechbobble. “In the race to stay competitive, innovation and new ideas reign supreme. Speechbobble empowers organizations to socialize their ideas, thoughts and insights into action. For today’s knowledge worker, going social isn’t optional. It’s essential.”
Successful organizations need to constantly develop new ideas, enhance productivity, and reach new markets: their survival depends on it. As team-members carry out their day-to-day tasks, they generate ideas that can improve the efficiency of work processes, or the overall quality of a product or service.
Speechbobble fosters community engagement by giving users a voice. Posting, voting, commenting, and completing user profiles empower people to contribute positively to organizational culture. Collective discussions, ranking, sharing, tagging, and interaction help distinguish what is relevant. Combined with advanced search capabilities, the potential for improved intra-organizational communication, collaboration and innovation has never been greater.
“Speechbobble exemplifies some of the best innovation in social media applications for business,” commented Mark Greenspan, COO, Achilles Media, producer of the Banff World Media Festival. “We’re impressed with the company’s early traction and its ability to involve customers and partners in the development of its solution.”
Speechbobble will deliver a six minute presentation in front of a live audience and a panel of expert commentators that includes Candice Facktor, Vice President Strategy and New Ventures, Torstar Digital; Dana Toering, Director of Business Development and Sales, AOL Canada, and Brett Wilson, Entrepreneur/Philanthropist. The winner will be crowned by audience vote.
Based in Toronto, Speechbobble provides a private cloud social software platform to enhance collaboration, affect change, guide management decisions, improve performance and reduce costs. The platform captures the collective intelligence of an organization by integrating with existing enterprise tools and the external social web. Specifically, the platform enables efficient idea sharing and workforce planning across geographies, while allowing management to identify key influencers and trends within the organization and to manage rising organizational issues. These capabilities are enhanced with extensive analytics and enterprise grade security in one integrated dashboard. For more information please visit www.speechbobble.com.
About the Banff World Media Festival
The 32nd annual Banff World Media Festival will take place June 12-15, 2011 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Canada. The Festival is the world’s largest international development and production marketplace, attracting broadcasters, producers, writers, directors, distributors and industry executives in television and digital media from over 25 countries. Highlights of the event include programming streams specific to digital media (nextMEDIA), Kids & Animation, and Non-Fiction, as well as the internationally renowned Banff World Media Awards–affectionately known as The Rockies–attracting submissions from around the globe.
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