CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Cleversafe, Inc., the solution for limitless object-based storage, announced it has been named the 2013 Merrick Momentum Award Winner by the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC), a non-profit organization committed to supporting, promoting and growing the entrepreneurial community in Chicago. The award honors Cleversafe as one of Chicago’s leading growth companies and recognizes its impact as a technology innovator both locally and worldwide.
“Through our drive for innovation as well as our continued business and customer momentum, Cleversafe is rapidly expanding its market reach to meet growing demand.”
“When Cleversafe was founded in 2004, we set out to change the storage industry by inventing a solution that anticipated the need for massive storage and the limitations of traditional storage technology to address that growth,” said Chris Gladwin, Cleversafe Founder and Vice Chairman. “Back then, Cleversafe was years ahead of the market, and today we are helping customers move their businesses forward. The Merrick Momentum Award is further recognition that we offer a mature, proven and technically advanced solution whose time has come.”
Cleversafe recently surpassed the 100-patent milestone, expanding its intellectual property portfolio and reinforcing its status as the leading innovator in the object storage market. With 105 patents issued or allowed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Cleversafe continues as one of the most patented U.S. companies per employee and as the employer of five of the top 10 patent applicants in Chicago.
“The need for a breakthrough approach to storage that reduces total cost of ownership has reached the board room and some of the largest companies in the world are using Cleversafe to dramatically reduce their storage costs,” said John Morris, Cleversafe CEO. “Through our drive for innovation as well as our continued business and customer momentum, Cleversafe is rapidly expanding its market reach to meet growing demand.”
As one of the primary drivers promoting entrepreneurship in Chicago, the CEC develops programming, provides resources, and facilitates relationships for startups in order to encourage growth. The CEC supports a wide-range of entrepreneurs including digital startups at its flagship project, 1871.
“We are thrilled to celebrate Chicago’s entrepreneurial community and to recognize Cleversafe, who is undoubtedly one of our city’s breakout business leaders and which is creating a real impact on our local and national economy,” said James O’Connor, Jr. interim CEO and co-chairman of the CEC Board of Directors. “We congratulate Cleversafe on its win and look forward to more great things from them in the years ahead.”
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About Cleversafe Inc.
Cleversafe has created a breakthrough technology that solves petabyte and beyond Big Data storage problems. This solution drives up to 90 percent of the storage cost out of the business while enabling secure and reliable global access and collaboration. The world's largest data repositories rely on Cleversafe. To learn more about Cleversafe and its solutions, please visit www.cleversafe.com, call 312-423-6640 or email us at email@example.com.
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About the CEC & 1871
The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) is a non-profit organization that supports entrepreneurs on their path to building high-growth, sustainable businesses that serve as platforms for economic development and civic leadership. Its flagship project,1871, fulfills CEC’s vision of a central address for entrepreneurs in Chicago. CEC runs and operates the workspace, develops programming, organizes events and ensures that the culture of 1871 allows entrepreneurs the greatest opportunity for success. Visit http://www.chicagolandec.org, http://www.1871.com or @1871Chicago on Twitter for more information.
About the Momentum Awards Dinner
The Momentum Awards Dinner is the most important night of the year for entrepreneurship in Chicago, and the biggest celebration of the thriving community of Chicago entrepreneurs. By bringing together Fortune 500 CEOs, leading Private Equity and Venture Capital investors, successful entrepreneurs, educational leaders, and entrepreneurs starting out, the Momentum Awards is a meeting place for the entire community to share success stories and set the tone for the future, all while benefiting the ever-important entrepreneurs that make Chicago great. All proceeds benefit CEC programming and economic development efforts.