Tallwave Company SOOH Media Selected as ACA AZ Innovation Challenge Semi-Finalist
PHOENIX, AZ, Nov 05, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Tallwave, a lean business accelerator and venture management firm,
is proud to announce that social-out-of-home (SOOH) digital marketing
platform and Tallwave portfolio company, SOOH Media, has been
officially selected as a semi-finalist in the Arizona Commerce
Authority (ACA) AZ Innovation Challenge. SOOH Media competed against
hundreds of applicants to advance as one of 25 semi-finalist
SOOH Media improves upon traditional DOOH advertising, providing an
interactive photo and video kiosk network that engages consumers and
brands through proprietary integrated local, social and mobile
software. SOOH Media was selected to join Tallwave Venture Management
in November 2011 and has since worked with brands like NASCAR, CBS
Radio, Macerich, and the Phoenix Mercury.
"There are a lot of great companies competing in the ACA Innovation
Challenge and we are very excited to be selected as a semi-finalist,"
said Blake Quinn, Founder and CEO of SOOH Media. "The Innovation
Challenge offers an unparalleled opportunity in terms of funding and
exposure, and we feel privileged to be considered for the top prize."
The Arizona Innovation Challenge is the largest financial prize of
its kind in the country, awarding over $3 million annually to Arizona
companies. The next phase of judging begins in approximately three
weeks, with a specific panel of judges evaluating the semi-finalist
companies. Startups winning awards in the Innovation Challenge are
required to commercialize their technology solution and generate
revenue within one year of the award.
"The Arizona Commerce Authority's Innovation Challenge provides
invaluable support to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Arizona," said
Thom Brodeur, Tallwave's EVP of Venture Management. "Tallwave has
worked hard to prepare other companies for the Innovation Challenge,
including a number of our clients and portfolio companies as
semi-finalists: SyCara, Pinnacle Cart, Linkbridge and this Spring's
Innovation Challenge Winner, Wholesalefund."
About SOOH Media:
SOOH Media is the world's first social-out-of-home network, providing
on-premise, interactive photo and video kiosks that connect consumers
and brands through an integrated digital advertising platform. SOOH
Media helps digital out-of-home (DOOH) networks, agencies and brands
improve digital engagement with their customers through a proprietary
local, social, mobile marketing and sales platform.
SOOH Media is a portfolio company of Tallwave, a lean business
accelerator and venture management company. SOOH Media is based in
Phoenix, Arizona. For more information about SOOH Media, go to
http://www.sooh.com or call 866.743.5856.
Tallwave is a lean business accelerator and venture management
company specializing in validating, commercializing and scaling
emerging technology and digital media ventures. Founded in 2010 by
former senior executives from Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, and
iCrossing, Tallwave helps businesses identify, achieve and sustain
growth using lean-validation principles. Tallwave has successfully
worked with over 25 companies in its Venture Accelerator and has
added four companies to its Venture Management portfolio.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, Tallwave has offices in San
Francisco and Los Angeles. For more information about Tallwave, visit
www.tallwave.com or call 602-840-0400.
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