SAN DIEGO, May 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- EY today announced that CEO and founder Kyle Slager of Raken, the top-rated daily reporting app and field management solution for the construction industry, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the San Diego region. Widely considered one of the most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also transforming our world.
Slager was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special black-tie gala event on June 6 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar.
"Raken's success is directly linked to how much value we provide our customers," Slager said. "Our company culture is customer-focused, and one of the most important things we do is empower the members of our team on the front lines working with our customers every day. It's an honor to represent Raken as a finalist for this award, but our amazing team is what makes it all possible."
Raken serves nearly 4,000 customers in 92 countries and has been utilized on more than 350,000 projects. The cloud-based SaaS solution boosts productivity and safety by streamlining workflow processes such as daily reporting, time tracking and safety management.
A $10 million Series A round of funding in 2018 has supported new products and features, including time cards, which have been widely adopted by subcontractors globally, and the ability to complete daily reports and time cards while offline. Earlier this year, Raken introduced a Spanish-language option for its software and plans to announce additional upgrades and new workflow solutions for superintendents, foremen and project managers in 2019.
Now in its 33rd year, the program recognizes business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on Nov. 16, 2019. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are nationally sponsored by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In San Diego, local sponsors include gold sponsors: Cooley and Lockton, LLC.
Raken provides mobile-first technology to streamline field workflows for the construction industry. Raken's digital toolbox connects the field to the office with daily reports, time cards, task management, photo management, and more. Thousands of the world's top general contracting and subcontracting firms use Raken for their field reporting needs. To find out more, visit www.rakenapp.com or call 866-438-0646.
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