SIIA today announced that two cutting edge companies in the mobile industry will be recognized with the 2014 NextGen Awards. SIIA’s NextGen program provides exposure to early-stage companies delivering game-changing solutions. The program aims to bring awareness to 6 verticals: Mobile, Social, Big Data, Security, Healthcare, and Financial Services. Nominating companies were judged by a group of industry experts who determined the Most Innovative, Most Disruptive and overall NextGen winner of the category.
The 2014 NextGen Award Winners for Mobile are:
Overall Winner and Most Disruptive: Fishtree
Fishtree is a next generation learning platform which uses content recommendation and personalization engines to help teachers teach and students learn. It combines traditional learning management with collaboration, curation and personalisation in a way that empowers teachers and engages students. Fishtree is the easiest solution available to help teachers personalize lessons for every learner. For more information visit www.fishtree.com
Most Innovative: Oink
Oink is the only online payment technology that allows teens and tweens to shop in a manner compliant with the FTC and other international regulations. This innovative payment technology makes it easier for youths to transact online while keeping parents in control. With the company’s COPPA-compliant mobile app – parents and children are able to manage the family digital wallet on-the-go and the company will offer in-store payment options in 2014, the first solution of its kind for the youth market. For more information visit www.oink.com
Much of the discussion about market disruption has focused on large, brand name businesses, but there is tremendous innovation taking place at companies that get little attention. These NextGen awardees–chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of M&A, VC and advisory executives–are young businesses that offer cutting-edge software and services.
NextGen winners in social, big data, security, healthcare and financial services will be announced on a progressive basis throughout 2014.
Rhianna Collier is VP for the Software Division at SIIA. Follow the Software team on Twitter at @SIIASoftware.