Progress-XTC Challenge Aims to Accelerate the Next Great Business
BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS), a global software company that
simplifies and enables the development and deployment of business
applications, today announced the winners of the Progress-XTC Challenge.
In coordination with the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) start-up
competition, Progress selected the top three out of hundreds of
applicants that it believes will create the next great business
applications, powered by Progress® products. All applicants will receive
Progress development licenses and mentoring from Progress experts to
continue building out their applications. The winners will receive cash
to help take their Progress-powered products to market.
The first place winner is Places by Ansamb. Places is the ultimate
private messaging and file-sharing application, combining the features
of Dropbox and Skype, and adding security to assure the strongest level
of privacy for content and communications. With an application layer
built on node.js, Places could benefit from Modulus™,
the leading deployment and management platform for node.js.
The second place winner is AKIOMA config!, a cloud service that enables
companies to build web-based configuration forms for self-service sales
of complex products without any coding. AKIOMA currently leverages
several Progress products in their offerings, including the Corticon®
business rules engine and the OpenEdge®
application development platforms. With the config! app, AKIOMA aims to
become the leading cloud-based solution for sales of configurable
The third place winner is engajer, a SaaS platform that enables
enterprises to connect with their audience through interactive video.
Engajer is an easy-to-use online platform that communicates marketing
messages in a way that is personal and engaging. Engajer could use a
number of Progress solutions as it expands and scales its offering.
All participants in the Progress-XTC Challenge will receive free
Progress development licenses, and free product training and mentoring.
The first place winner will be awarded $25,000 in market development
funds to bring the app to market. The two runners up receive $5,000 in
marketing development funds.
For more information, please visit: https://www.progress.com/xtc-challenge.
Dr. Mark Allen, VP/CTO at Progress said, "Out of a large field of
amazing startups, we felt that Ansamb's Places can best take advantage
of Progress technologies. Its strong team developed an excellent product
with mass-market appeal, built on a solid technology foundation. Places
enables private communication for business, education and consumers, and
has the opportunity to fundamentally change the way we interact on the
Vigile Hoareau, Co-Founder and CEO of Ansamb said, "We are honored to be
recognized by Progress. The Modulus platform will help solve a key
technical problem in scaling Places by effectively managing our cloud
Kym McNicholas, CEO at Extreme Tech Challenge said, "The Extreme Tech
Challenge helps wicked-smart entrepreneurs execute on big ideas. Our
partnership with Progress, and the Progress-XTC Challenge, provides
valuable tools and cash for XTC contestants to build and market the next
generation of software-based solutions."
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About Progress Software Corporation
Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company
that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business
applications on-premise or in the cloud, on any platform or device, to
any data source, with enhanced performance, minimal IT complexity and
low total cost of ownership. Progress Software can be reached at www.progress.com
Progress, OpenEdge, Modulus, Corticon, and Rollbase are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation in the U.S. and
other countries. Any other names contained herein may be trademarks of
their respective owners.
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Source: Progress Software Corporation
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