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Jaye Connolly-LaBelle of RippleNami Named a Finalist for Most Admired CEO

Chairman and CEO of San Diego’s Blockchain Technology to be Honored at the San Diego Business Journal’s Annual Event

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 9, 2018) – Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, chairman and chief executive officer of RippleNami, a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, has been named a finalist for the 2018 Most Admired CEO. The awards program is presented by San Diego Business Journal and honors industry leaders’ great achievements within their companies and in the community. The winners and finalists are lauded for demonstrating determination and insight yielding huge successes for their organizations. These executives have taken the lead in driving their businesses and the local economy. The San Diego Business Journal honors these CEOs by hosting an exclusive reception and awards program to honor the winners, finalists and guests.

RippleNami continues to march towards its bold vision of connecting 5 billion unconnected people with an easy-to-use blockchain and data visualization solution that leverages the mass adoption of mobile phones. Connolly-LaBelle and Phil Gahn, founder and chief business development officer, shared a deeply held conviction that driving the social impact of this magnitude would be their singular cause with a global reach while leveraging their San Diego roots. Their determination to aggressively introduce and deploy RippleNami’s proprietary technology solution into developing countries is poised to change the global landscape in unforeseen ways. First stop: why not Africa?

“Receiving this distinction from our own backyard is the very essence of what fast-growing global startups like Ripplenami can expect from the San Diego ecosystem. Through our innovative technology, RippleNami is quickly affecting change for people in developing countries. We thank the San Diego judges who selected RippleNami and acknowledging our fast track to foster lasting change,” said Jaye Connolly-Labelle, chairman and chief executive officer at RippleNami.

As chairman and CEO, Connolly-LaBelle has transitioned RippleNami from an idea to a fully operational, globally expanding company. Using her vast experience in technology and finance, she developed the strategic roadmap that enabled RippleNami to successfully raise investments. Since the company’s launch, she has overseen the product and technology teams in developing web and mobile applications and established corporate contracting and development procedures.

Connolly-LaBelle and her fellow finalists will be honored at a reception hosted by San Diego Business Journal on June 7th at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.

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, universities, nonprofits and emergency management 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.

About the San Diego Business Journal

Each year the San Diego Business Journal recognizes industry leaders’ great achievements within their companies and in the community. The winners and finalists are lauded for demonstrating determination and insight yielding huge successes for their organizations. These executives have taken the lead in driving their businesses and the local economy. The San Diego Business Journal honors these CEOs by hosting an exclusive reception and awards program to honor the winners, finalists and guests.  Learn more about the Most Admired CEO at www.sdbj.com/bizevents.

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RippleNami® Blockchain Solution Wins 2018 American Business Awards®

RippleNami Envisions Smart Countries

RippleNami’s Vision Honored in the Big Apple for Prestigious Award

San Diego – May 7, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, wins the Silver Business Award in the Technical Innovation category in the 16th Annual American Business Awards. On June 11, 2018, RippleNami will join the winner’s stage.

The American Business Awards is the United States’ premier business awards program. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the winners will be honored at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. Nominations included more than 3,700 organizations operating in the United States, both public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Widely considered as the world’s premier business awards for sixteen years, the Stevie Awards showcases the best of breed in business programs.

“The USA’s recognition of RippleNami’s pursuit to help usher emerging countries into Smart Country status is a valued achievement. The Stevie Awards judges understand the stakes have never been greater regarding the vast economic impact that RippleNami’s technology is enabling from Africa to Asia,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RippleNami.

More than 200 expert judges worldwide participated in the selection process to decide this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“The nominations submitted for the 2018 American Business Awards were outstanding.  The competition was intense, and those recognized as Stevie Award winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2018 Stevie winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to its users. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their own world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

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 entries 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.

RippleNami Invited to Help Advance Women in Kenya

Joyce Jerotich Yegon

RippleNami to Address Supply Chain Management for Women Farmers at Nairobi University

Nairobi, Kenya – April 25, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization platform, announces its East African Development Director, Joyce Jerotich Yegon, will speak at The School of Business and African Women Studies at Nairobi University located on Kabete Campus on 25 April 2018. Hosted by Professor Bitange Ndemo, this event will address members of the Women Entrepreneurs Training and Incubation Program. Yegon is an influential leader who has been instrumental in championing the most advanced digital Livestock Supply Chain Management solution throughout Kenya.  Yegon will address the challenges women farmer’s face and how RippleNami’s technology platform can convert these historic challenges into a sustained profit center and higher standard of living  for their  families.

Historically, these women farmers suffer from a multitude of market and cultural disadvantages that stem from a lack of land size and ownership tenure; authority on crop selections; market pricing indicators; and accessibility to capital resources necessary to fund and scale operations.

Using RippleNami’s technology, small scale women farmers are empowered to forge partnerships, enterprises, cooperatives and/or farmers associations to leverage greater buying power and lease more land or cultivate their individual land parcels more profitably.

These women can be locally trained on state of the art irrigation techniques and farming technologies, hands-on training during the planting, growing and harvest seasons, around fertilizer, pesticide, and herbicide applications, protection decisions, weed identification, marketing of field crops as well as bookkeeping and crop Insurance. All these aspects will assist in increasing the volume of crops while sustaining supply and improving crop field quality. These combined elements enable buyers to provide the critical contracts for women farmers.

By mapping all the women merchants and their buyers (schools, prisons, hospitals, supermarkets, and processors) they are then empowered to strategically sell to the geographically desirable buyers and at a competitive price.

The ultimate advantage that will drive the greatest value for women in Kenya is that by controlling their land, crops and supply chain through RippleNami’s platform, women farmers become part of their country’s economy and control their future.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to its users. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision-making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their own world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

 

TiE Inflect Silicon Valley Awards RippleNami® As TiE50 Finalist

World’s Largest Tech Entrepreneur Conference Features RippleNami As Award Winner

San Diego – April 25, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization platform, announces its selection as a 2018 TiE50 Finalist for the prestigious TiE50 Awards. This program recognizes the world’s most innovative tech startups and is part of TiE Inflect 2018, the world’s largest conference for tech entrepreneurs.  The top 50 companies will be announced at the TiE Inflect conference on May 4, 2018 in Silicon Valley.

“Innovation is to RippleNami what breaking down data siloes is to Africa…. transformative. TiE50 placing RippleNami in this class of the world’s most innovative startups echoes our singular vision to connect the unconnected from Africa to Asia.  We are humbled and honored to be recognized for our technology platform in Silicon Valley and by our global peers.  We are crystal clear on the notion that actionable data is the new currency in today’s economy,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RippleNami.

“TiE50 is a global brand attracting thousands of tech startups worldwide. This year, we screened more than 7,400 companies from 28 countries and selected the best-of-breed as our 2018 TiE50 Finalists. These companies are finalists in the ultimate runoff for the 50 winners. Over the last decade, this awards program has earned broad recognition as a competition run with the highest level of integrity with its vigorous screening and expert judging panel,” said Kamal Anand, TiE50 Program Chair.

“As a 26-year not-for-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and with a global footprint of half million entrepreneurs, enterprise executives, and investment professionals, we take pride as one of very few competitions without any pay-to-play incentives” explained Ram K. Reddy, President, TiE Silicon Valley.

 About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to its users. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision-making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their own world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About TiE

The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) is a not-for-profit founded in 1992 in the Silicon Valley by a group of successful entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals. TiE is the world’s largest network of tech entrepreneurs. TiE is a cohesive global network with a footprint of half million entrepreneurs, enterprise executives, investment professionals, and other accomplished individuals. It operates from 60 cities in 18 countries. http://www.tieeco.org.

About TiE Inflect 2018

TiE Inflect (previously TiEcon) is the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with participation from top technology companies, leading venture capital firms, and global services providers. TiEcon 2017 attracted 5400+ attendees from across the world – including CEOs of established companies to first-time entrepreneurs creating new companies, to leading investment professionals and corporate executives. The conference was listed by Worth Magazine as one of the 10 best conferences for ideas and entrepreneurship along with TED and the World Economic Forum. For more information, please visit http://www.tieinflect.org.

RippleNami® Wins 2018 Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards

RippleNami Takes the Stage in Hong Kong for Premier Business Award

San Diego – April 24, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization platform, wins the Silver Stevie® Award in the Innovation in Apps category. On 1 June 2018, RippleNami will join the winner’s stage along with innovators Patrakom – Member of Telkom Indonesia, based in Jakarta, Indonesia and CLP Power Hong Kong Limited, based in Hong Kong, China.

The 5th Annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards program is the only business awards that recognizes innovation in the workplace, across all 22 nations in the Asia-Pacific region.  Widely considered for sixteen years as the world’s premier business awards, the Stevie Awards showcases achievement in business programs including The International Business Awards®.

“This award comes on the heels of RippleNami’s expansion into the Asia Pacific markets with a strategic focus in Southeast Asia. The local government leaders there have stated their goal of delivering optimized governmental services to its underrepresented citizens and their indigenous groups. Central to their strategy is tapping RippleNami as their technology partner and enabling the recognition of millions of undocumented people and their assets. The implications of this endeavor will achieve true national sovereignty,” said Phil Gahn, chief business development officer and founder of RippleNami.

“We view this award and collaboration as a significant acknowledgement of RippleNami’s first-in-class blockchain visualization technology. We remain humbled and honored to be recognized and embraced in this manner as we enter the Asia-Pacific market.  We operate with a clear understanding that DATA is the new currency in today’s economy,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RippleNami.

Nicknamed the Stevies -from the Greek word crowned- these award winners will be honored   at the Hong Kong Mira Hotel on Friday, 1 June, 2018.  These Stevie Award winners were judged by a panel of more than 100 executives from around the world.

“We are very pleased that entries to this program grew by more than 30% this year,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “This growth illustrates how vital innovation is to business growth, and how important being recognized for their innovation is to enterprises throughout the Asia-Pacific region.  We extend our warmest congratulations to all of this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.”

Details and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at www.Asia.Stevieawards.com.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and drive unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to its users. This cost-effective, device agnostic, cloud-based platform delivers millions of actionable data points on an intuitive map that enables critical decision making and enhanced collaboration for enterprises, nonprofits and foreign government agencies. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their own world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are offered 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 entries 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.   Sponsors and partners of the 2018 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards include PR Newswire Asia and the Korea Business Communicators Association.

Athena Pinnacle Awards Honors RippleNami® CEO Jaye Connolly-LaBelle

California’s Signature Awards Gala Celebrates Women’s Empowerment on May 3, 2018

San Diego – April 19, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a global technology company offering the first blockchain data visualization platform, announces today that its chairman and chief executive officer, Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, is a finalist in Athena’s 20th Anniversary Pinnacle Awards.  This Annual Pinnacle Awards Gala is a staple in California’s technology and life sciences sectors, convening 600+ industry leaders to honor those advancing the careers of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

In developing nations, girls spend six hours every day, gathering water and vital provisions rather than learning in school or working to support their families. RippleNami understands that by empowering these deserving women and children, the world will experience rapid transformation.  RippleNami’s mission is simple: connect the globe’s unconnected citizens with identifications, resources and services essential to survive and thrive by leveraging their proprietary technology and the mass adoption of mobile phones.

Connolly-LaBelle and Phil Gahn, founder and chief business development officer, share a deeply held conviction and singular cause to drive a societal impact of this magnitude leveraging their global reach and San Diego roots. Their determination to aggressively introduce and deploy RippleNami’s proprietary technology solution into developing countries is poised to change the global landscape in unforeseen ways. First stop: Why not Africa?  Next stop:  Asia bound.

Every year, Athena Pinnacle Awards places the national spotlight on the individuals, corporations and institutions that excel in mentoring, promoting and advancing women working in the STEM fields. Connolly-LaBelle’s 2018 nomination recognizes her as an extraordinary woman committed to helping women through her global vision and technology solution while affirming the significance of RippleNami’s bold mission.

 

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and foster unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first blockchain visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to users and organizations. Its 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 that are enabling critical decision making and enhanced collaboration. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their own world, streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About Athena

Athena is a professional association dedicated to empowering progress together by advancing women in STEM. Athena’s 500+ member community accesses executive leadership forums, educational and mentoring programs, and targeted networking that empower women to accelerate their careers and perform at their highest levels. Athena members hold positions of senior executive, entrepreneur, educator and manager from across the STEM fields, as well as the associated service providers. Learn more about Athena.

Sovereign Radio Explores Tackling Africa’s Development Challenges with RippleNami Solutions

Sovereign Hero AMFM 247 Radio Network Features RippleNami’s Founder

San Diego – April 5, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization platform, announces its Founder and Chief Business Development Officer, Phil Gahn, will join as a featured guest on Sovereign Hero AMFM 247 radio program on Saturday, 7 April 2018. Hosted by Eddy Taylor, this online radio broadcasting station is dedicated to connecting the world of blockchain with the pioneers of a new era of finance through crypto currencies. Gahn will reveal the horsepower behind RippleNami’s technology platform and how its converting Africa’s development challenges into prosperity and furthering its sovereign powers.

Despite billions each year in global development investment and humanitarian aid, few Africa economies have been measurably elevated.  And yet a clear majority of these countries are immensely rich in resources and most importantly in untapped human capital.  RippleNami is working to disrupt this historical trend by working with these country’s governmental leaders towards establishing greater sovereignty.  By identifying each country’s citizens, quantifying their collective assets and enabling a tax collection system through RippleNami’s blockchain platform, taxpayers in effect become shareholders in their country’s economic performance collectively referred to as Smart Country.

About RippleNami

RippleNami recognizes that people empowered with real-time and easily accessible information around the world can connect and foster unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with the first visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides information that matters most to users and organizations. Its 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 that are enabling critical decision making and enhanced collaboration. With seamless integration, limitless customization and scalable architecture, RippleNami allows people to chart their own world, streamlining communication and improving operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About Sovereign Hero Radio

Every Saturday join the cutting-edge conversation with your host, Eddy Taylor and his great guests, connecting the synergy points of an ever-expanding world of crypto currencies and the heroes pioneering a new era of finance, in virtually every industry.  They share emerging crypto technologies and bring on Heroic guests offering their analysis and PIECE… of the new financial system that frees you from the “Matrix” and finally brings prosperity & Sovereignty to all!  They are also following the Sovereign Hero Crypto Currency backed by the Innovative Bitshares network. AMFM247 combines the best of AM and FM radio into one channel.

RippleNami: An African App Changing How We Look at the World

Published:  February 28, 2018 by Staff Contributor of  The Douglas Review……Of all the major developments of the Information Age, data visualization has been one of the most significant. Edward Tufte, a prominent American scholar who has been studying examples of data visualization since they first appeared on cave paintings of the Paleolithic period, has said that science and art have something in common: they both seek to develop strategies of visualization, to show information in smart manners that everyone can understand.

RippleNami, a tech firm that seeks to develop smart blockchain solutions that do not necessarily involve cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, is a firm believer in the empowering effect of data visualization and how it can be leveraged to improve quality of life in developing nations. RippleNami was named as a 2017 finalist of the AppsAfrica.com Annual Innovation Awards for its clever mix of digital mapping, Big Data and blockchain platforms.

With RippleNami, data visualization starts with a map that users can display on their workstations, portable computers or mobile devices. The digital map is a graphical metaphor that just about everyone can understand; from here on, RippleNami users can access real-time information about regions of the world that they are interested in. For users of apps such as Waze and Google Maps, the RippleNami interface will feel very familiar: selecting a point in the map will bring up relevant information, and in the case of Google Maps that information may include commercial districts, traffic, areas under construction, and traffic. With RippleNami, however, the information that can be obtained and visualized is a lot more in-depth.

To a great extent, RippleNami is like the mapping applications in science fiction films where deep space explorers query supercomputers that can inform them about everything they need to learn about an alien planet: atmospheric conditions, geology, civilizations, chemistry, commerce, threats, and other data presented in real-time. An example of how RippleNami works was announced in August 2017, when the Kenya Central Bank Foundation and the Kenya Veterinary Association retained the company to launch a program that will identify and trace livestock conditionsaround the country; the goal is to visualize real-time data to control and prevent livestock disease, and this can be accomplished by means of telemetry sensors as well as animal health reports compiled by veterinarians.

The magic of RippleNami’s data visualization is based on being able to handle Big Data sets within a blockchain, which further enables collaboration between users who can also provide information and improve the overall experience. Although this is an American company, its focus is on Africa because developing nations stand to benefit the most from being able to access actionable insights from mobile devices. Aside from being recognized by AppsAfrica.com, the company has been racking up awards from prestigious business magazines such as Entrepreneur and CEO.

Entrepreneur Magazine Recognizes RippleNami Among America’s Best Companies

RippleNami Joins the Entrepreneur 360TM List

San Diego, CA…December 20, 2017… RippleNami, Inc., a blockchain data visualization solution provider, is tapped among the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur360™ List. This coveted compilation delivers the most comprehensive analysis of leading private companies in America.  Entrepreneur recognizes RippleNami for mastering a dynamic corporate profile of impact, innovation, growth and leadership.

“We view this best-in-class designation by Entrepreneur as further evidence that our technology and market approach to connect the unconnected provides the superhighway towards smart country development,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, chairman and chief executive officer. “RippleNami’s blockchain data visualization platform empowers 5 billion unconnected global citizens, governments and entities to connect through its easy-to-use blockchain and data visualization solution.”

Phil Gahn, founder and chief business development officer, echoed that “we continue to aggressively introduce and deploy RippleNami’s proprietary technology solution with developing countries so they can improve policy decisions, bridge the vast technology gap and provide global financial inclusion for their citizens.”

“Our annual evaluation is a 360-degree analysis of top privately-held companies representing and serving a variety of industries,” explains Lisa Murray, Chief Insights Officer of Entrepreneur Media, Inc. “These businesses are real-world case studies for any entrepreneur who seeks to master the four pillars that can greatly impact the longevity and growth of their businesses. With the Entrepreneur 360, success is measured by achieving balance throughout the entire organization, predicated by revenue.”

RippleNami recognizes that people around the world when empowered with real-time and easily accessible information can connect and foster unimaginable change. RippleNami is redefining blockchain and mapping with its unique visualization platform that consolidates big data and provides strategic information that matters most. It’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 governmental agencies. By enabling critical decision-making and enhanced collaboration, this seamless integration and unlimited customization and scalable architecture allows RippleNami customers to chart their own world, streamline communication and improve operational effectiveness.

Honorees were selected through a comprehensive study of independently owned companies using a proprietary algorithm and advanced analytics. The algorithm was built on a balanced scorecard designed to measure four metrics reflecting major pillars of entrepreneurship—innovation, growth, leadership and impact.

About RippleNami, Inc.

RippleNami develops and deploys complete blockchain-based solutions to accelerate mass adoption of digital technologies in developing countries. RippleNami solutions drive new standards for cost-effectiveness and scalability, empowering any nation through digital transformation, and swiftly benefitting from its “Smart Country” status. RippleNami’s blockchain data visualization platform integrates diverse data sets from unlimited sources. The platform’s visualization capabilities paint a multi-dimensional picture of all strategic information to promptly identify trends, patterns and gaps to design and inform strategies faster. RippleNami solutions enable emergent economies to generate process, manage, share and transact information on a national scale – opening up a world of opportunities for economic inclusion for its citizens and independence for the nation. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About Entrepreneur Media, Inc.

For nearly 40 years, Entrepreneur Media Inc. has been serving the entrepreneurial community providing comprehensive coverage of business and personal success through original content and events. Entrepreneur magazine, Entrepreneur.com, and publishing imprint Entrepreneur Press provide solutions, information, inspiration and education read by millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners worldwide. To learn more, visit entrepreneur.com. Follow us on Twitter at @Entrepreneur and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/entmagazi For additional details on the E360 List and the companies recognized, visit: www.entrepreneur.com/360

RippleNami’s Visionary Founder Phil Gahn Honored as Business Development Executive of the Year

2nd Annual 2017 One Planet Best in Business and Professional Excellence Winner

San Diego, CA…December 11, 2017… RippleNami, Inc., a blockchain data visualization solution provider, announced that Phil Gahn, Founder and Chief Business Development Officer, has been named winner in the prestigious One Planet® Awards as Business Development Officer of the Year. The coveted One Planet Awards is world’s premier awards program honoring best in business and professional excellence in every industry from around the world. Organizations from all over the world submitted nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.

Phil is a true visionary, business development leader and not to mention survivor like no other.  His story is one that had the potential to cut him off from any kind of future.   As a young child, Phil witnessed terrible violence and at five-year-old was literally dropped off at a South Korean orphanage door.  But Phil did not let his difficulties stop him; his resilience, strength and determination drove him to work and study hard.  He vaguely remembers his father telling him to move to America if he ever got the opportunity.  Luckily adopted by an Ohio family, Phil thrived in aeronautics and received a scholarship to MIT at fourteen years old graduating at seventeen.

While in Africa, Phil grew frustrated by how each year billions of humanitarian aid in developing nations never reached those in need.   He asked the simple question, why can’t we connect to unconnected populations. He was not afraid to dip his toe in the sand when he set out to do social good.  He had a vision of connecting 5 billion unconnected people with an easy-to-use blockchain and mapping solution that leverages the mass adoption of mobile phones.  Gahn knew that if he could take his technology solution into developing countries, the world would forever be changed.  First stop: why not Africa?

“It’s an honor to be named a winner by One Planet Awards for this esteemed industry and peer recognition,” said Phil Gahn. “These awards are a testament to RippleNami’s commitment towards our bold vision of connecting unconnected people with an easy-to-use solution.”

“For a US based start-up, developing an African market is virtually impossible but not for Phil and his tenacity.   He has fought off every disease known to man, avoided corruption at the highest level and deals with threats every day.   We are honored to work with Phil and congratulate him on his recognition,” said Jaye Connolly-Labelle, chairman and chief executive officer at RippleNami.

About RippleNami, Inc.

RippleNami develops and deploys complete blockchain-based solutions to accelerate mass adoption of digital technologies in developing countries. RippleNami solutions drive new standards for cost-effectiveness and scalability, empowering any nation through digital transformation, and swiftly benefitting from its “Smart Country” status. RippleNami’s blockchain data visualization platform integrates diverse data sets from unlimited sources. The platform’s visualization capabilities paint a multi-dimensional picture of all strategic information to promptly identify trends, patterns and gaps to design and inform strategies faster. RippleNami solutions enable emergent economies to generate process, manage, share and transact information on a national scale – opening up a world of opportunities for economic inclusion for its citizens and independence for the nation. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the One Planet Awards

One Planet Awards recognizes companies for their business and professional excellence. The One Planet Awards honors are currently conferred in category sections which include outstanding individuals, executives, teams, new products and services, PR, Marketing, and Corporate Communications, and organizations from all over the world. Learn more about the One Planet Awards at www.oneplanetawards.com and participate.