It’s always nice to have your hard work and accomplishments recognized! That’s why we are so excited to be named as a finalist for Red Herring’s Top 100 North America award for 2016.

If you aren’t familiar with the award, it honors the year’s most promising private technology ventures in North America. Since 1995 Red Herring has been selecting start-ups that are exciting and have bright futures. They have the opportunity to expand their networks and meet possible investors.

Hundreds of companies in a range of fields including: security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, life sciences, cloud, mobile, and many other things were submitted for evaluation to see if they qualify for the award. Assessment was based on the following criteria: addressable market size, business model viability, IP and patents, financing, growth/revenue projections, proof of concept, the competitive landscape, the management team and the big picture in the business sector.

“The finalists’ list confirms the excellent choices made by entrepreneurs and VCs and the start-ups’ solid roots in corporate America, embracing their innovations. By all metrics, it emphasizes the United States’ entrepreneurial excellence,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring.

Our CEO Jay Bean was thrilled about the outcome of the process. “It’s an honor and a validation to be included as a finalist in the Red Herring Top 100 list again this year,” said Jay. “We are passionate about building out the best marketing attribution solutions for small businesses, and the fact that Red Herring recognizes our disruption in this marketplace is exciting.”

Today Jay Bean will be giving a presentation at the Red Herring Top 100 conference in Newport Beach on FreshLime’s marketing automation, engagement and attribution platform for local small businesses. Jay’s presentation will begin at 5pm PST this afternoon and will be live-streamed on FreshLime’s Facebook page. The award ceremony will be at 7pm PST where the winners will be announced. Cross your fingers for us!

We are also very excited that other Utah start-ups have been chosen as finalists as well.  Congratulations to AnyChart, Solution Reach, Client Success, Consensus and Salt Stack.

FreshLime is proud to be named as a finalist and anticipates finding out who makes the list this year. Tomorrow we will update you on how it all went and what our thoughts are on the prestigious award.