First Atlantic Canadian company to earn the distinction
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 50™ 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 50™ 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.
About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™
The Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program is Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features four distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50™ Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies in business less than five years, with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ candidate,) Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership in four industry subcategories: hardware/semiconductor, software, telecommunications and emerging technologies) and the Deloitte Technology Green 15™ Awards (Canada’s leading GreenTech companies that promote a more efficient use and re-use of the earth’s resources in industrial production and consumption.) Program sponsors include Deloitte, Gowlings, Wellington Financial, TMX Group, HKMB Hub International, National Angel Capital Organization, CVCA, MaRS and IGLOO Software. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.
About ScreenScape Networks
ScreenScape is an online service for engaging audiences in physical places. 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. Hartco Inc. (TSX: HCI) recently invested $6 million in ScreenScape Networks Inc.
For more information, please contact:
Director, Marketing Operations
ScreenScape Networks Inc.
(902) 368-1975 | screenscape [at] screenscape.net | http://screenscape.net
P.O. Box 291, 133 Queen Street, Third Floor Charlottetown, PE C1A 7K4 Canada
Source: ScreenScape Networks