It sure was a remarkable week. On Wednesday we announced reaching the milestone of 100 apps in our App Store, as reported by Twinkle and Webwinkel Weblog (articles available in Dutch). We could not believe our luck, because in the same week SEOshop was nominated for the Red Herring Award and our CEO Ruud Stelder, ended up on the nominee shortlist for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Emerging category.
Red Herring Award Nomination
Since 1996, the Red Herring Award selects the 100 most exceptional start-ups in Asia, Europa and North, Central and South America. This year, SEOshop has also been nominated for this prestigious award.
Below you will find an overview of some of the many criteria used in the assessment:
- Market disruptiveness, i.e. the capacity to stir markets by providing innovative solutions
- International orientation, including hiring of employees of several nationalities
- Growth, in terms of percentage
- Awards won (in applicable markets)
- Technological lead
- Number of customers / users
- Employee team quality
We are proud to have been nominated!
Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award
"Successful entrepreneurship is more than just having your books in order. It involves entrepreneurs inspiring others with their vision and leadership. People who dare to take risks, showing determination, enthusiasm and even an occasional tad of pertness.”
Like this, Ernst & Young heralds the Entrepreneur of the Year Award; a description that, according to the jury, very well matches Ruud Stelder, our CEO. Ruud was nominated in the Emerging category and may defend his nomination on June 16th, in front of an independent professional jury consisting of previous winners, business executives and representatives of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the NVP (Dutch association of holding companies) and The Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers, known as VNO-NCW.
The E & Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award is the most prestigious entrepreneur award in the world, presented each year in over 50 countries.
SEOshop always aims to be at the forefront of the European market. These nominations and our results confirm we are on the right course, however, we are not there yet! We will continue to innovate in the years to come, to ensure that our thousands of online storekeepers will stay ahead of their competitors. In other words, we will do everything in our power to achieve even more impressive results together.