SAN DIEGO, Calif.  …  August 15, 2016  …  RippleNami, Inc., a provider of a map-based data visualization platform accessed via the cloud, announced today that it has been named a Bronze Stevie® Award winner in three categories of The 13th Annual International Business Awards, including : Startup of the Year – Business Products Industries; Startup of the Year – Business Services Industries; and, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year – in the Middle East and Africa.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2016 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories.

A record total of more than 3,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including, among many others, Company of the Year, Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, Startup of the Year, Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year and Executive of the Year.

“In addition to being named a successful startup, which is very gratifying after our founding just 1.5 years ago, we are extremely heartened by the win we earned in the Corporate Social Responsibility Program category for the Middle East and Africa. RippleNami Founder Phil Gahn is very passionate about the ways in which our Company uses technology for corporate social responsibility. RippleNami’s efforts in Kenya – as well as other areas of Africa – are truly making a significant difference. These awards acknowledge our work and dedication over the short term since our inception along with our commitment to connecting the unconnected in areas of the world that otherwise would not have access to advanced technology resources like those RippleNami brings. We are honored to earn three Bronze Stevies, and thank the judges for their recognition,” cited Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, president and chief executive officer at RippleNami.

“This year’s IBA judges were treated to many remarkable and inspiring stories of achievement around the world,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “We look forward to sharing many of these stories with people around the world over the coming months, through the Stevie Awards blog and social media channels, with the hope that they will inspire and instruct the next generation of business achievers.”

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Rome, Italy on October 21, 2016.

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August.

Details about The International Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

About RippleNami

An industry game changer, RippleNami believes that, empowered with real-time, easily accessible information, people around the world can connect and foster positive change.  RippleNami is redefining mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that really matters to users and their organizations.  The Company’s cost-effective, device agnostic cloud-based platform delivers millions of real-time actionable data points on an intuitive map to customers across enterprises, nonprofits and foreign government agencies, enabling critical decision making and enhanced collaboration.  With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami lets people chart their own world, streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.