SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Infusionsoft, creator of the all-in-one sales and marketing software for small businesses, announces today the winners of its Innovation Awards, at the company's first ever Innovation Summit in San Francisco. The awards honor ten of San Francisco's best small businesses and entrepreneurs who exemplify the spirit of innovation. The winners were all recognized today at the Infusionsoft Northern California Innovation Summit and Award Banquet at Mission Bay Auditorium.
The Innovator of the Year, BlogHer, took home the grand prize that's valued at more than $10,000, including an all-expenses paid trip to InfusionCon 2013 in Phoenix, Ariz. on March 27-29. BlogHer is the leading cross-platform media network created by, for, and with women social media leaders. It's the largest community of women online influencers, reaching 55M unique visitors per month and produces the largest conference for women in social media.
Infusionsoft is excited to recognize these innovative small businesses in one of the most vibrant entrepreneurial areas in the country, the Bay Area. Here are this year's winners:
- Innovator of the Year & Women Owned Business Innovator: BlogHer
- Green Company Innovator: Green Key Commercial
- Socially Responsible Innovator: Equator Coffees & Teas
- New Biz Innovator: GVING
- Longevity Innovator: Jessie et Laurent
- Seasoned Entrepreneur Innovator: Grantave Productions & Casting
- Pre-Revenue Innovator: Kondi Labs
- Minority-Owned Business Innovator: Top Shelf Boutique
- Non-Profit Innovator: Career Style, Inc.
- Young Entrepreneur Innovators: PaperG
The Infusionsoft Innovators Awards Banquet and Summit featured keynote speakers from some of the most successful ventures in San Francisco, including Morgan Remmers of YELP, Scott Miller of Skype and Julie Riley of Google. Zach Mangum, co-founder of GroSocial, and Hal Halladay, senior VP of corporate development for Infusionsoft, also presented at the Innovation Summit.
Infusionsoft provides an all-in-one sales and marketing software for 13,000 small businesses around the globe. Its Web-based solution helps small businesses automatically market to get more customers, grow sales and save time. The privately held, six-time Inc. 500/5000 company is based in Chandler, Ariz. and is funded by Goldman Sachs, Mohr Davidow Ventures and Signal Peak Ventures. For more information, visit www.infusionsoft.com.