SOURCE: Future Forward

Future Forward

September 08, 2011 09:54 ET

Future Forward Seeks New England's Top Technology Innovator of 2011

New England's Leading Technology Conference Opens Competition for 2nd Annual Game Changer Award, Creates New Category for Student-Involved Innovations

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 8, 2011) - Future Forward Events, LLC, the producer of the annual Future Forward Executive Retreat, today announced the call for submissions for its Game Changer 2011 award. The Game Changer award honors New England's most innovative company, whose technology or product promises to forever change the way we live, work or play. Two contest finalists will earn a coveted spot as a demo presenter at the company's 11th annual Future Forward Executive Retreat being held in Wellesley, MA on Nov. 10, 2011, with one final winner being selected during the event for the title of Game Changer 2011. The deadline for online submissions and voting is midnight ET on Sept. 30, 2011.

If you are a start-up or established company launching something truly game-changing, Future Forward invites you to enter. Here's how: log in to the site, http://wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/144069, by using any of your social networking tools such as Twitter, Facebook or YouTube to nominate a company or cast your vote. Re-tweet the nomination/vote out to the crowd. Two companies will be selected as finalists -- one company engaging only professionals and one "student-involved" company engaging at least one person on the team who has or will be graduating from an accredited college/university in 2010 or later. The companies that get the most votes by September 30, 2011 each win a presenter spot and a chance to be named New England's Top Game Changer for 2011.

"The results of our inaugural Game Changer award were fantastic, bringing forth some truly exciting and compelling innovations born right here in New England," said Shayne Gilbert, President of Future Forward Events. "It gave a platform for entrepreneurs and developers to show off their innovations to a highly seasoned and successful group of executives and VCs, creating some fantastic networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities. We want to keep that up for this year's event."

All qualified nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be new to market (or introduced after September 6th)
  • Must be able to present a tangible product demo (no PowerPoint presentation)
  • Must be able to articulate the market opportunity
  • Must have strong New England roots

In addition to the two most voted companies, judges from Future Forward will also select one additional winner from the nominated list to present at the conference. Winners will receive FREE registration and an opportunity to present to the special guest list of technology leaders and influencers at the Future Forward Executive Retreat on Nov. 10, 2011 in Wellesley, MA.

About Future Forward
Future Forward brings together high-level representatives from New England's most forward-thinking companies. The core of the audience is technology entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate change agents -- technology decision-makers at organizations large and small. The goal is to create an environment where New England's "Future Forward Set" can build connections, do deals, strengthen the region's reputation as a center of technological and business innovation, and explore the trends and dynamics affecting the tech world today, and those likely to affect it tomorrow.

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