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RippleNami® Chairman and CEO Joins UN Global Compact in San Francisco

Corporate Leaders Convene to Address the Future Face of the Global Workforce

San Diego – December 7, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, announces today that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, will attend the UN Global Compact and Athena’s collaborative event in San Francisco, California on December 6-7, 2018.

As a leader in women’s empowerment through science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Connolly-LaBelle joins Athena’s Chief Executive Officer, Holly Smithson, to address ways in which business can take action on promoting gender equality in the workplace, marketplace, and community.

Just returning from Uganda, Connolly-LaBelle spent time with the Wembly Mo Foundation, an orphanage full of talented youth.  “I asked each kid what they wanted to be when they grow up,” said Connolly-LaBelle.  “Full of laughter and joy, their responses ranged from doctor, lawyer, pilot, rapper, pastor, footballer to dancer. RippleNami supports these children and assists them in setting and reaching their dreams.”  Access Wembly’s children in French Montana’s Unforgettable music video.

“RippleNami is a commendable model of how companies can dramatically empower women and children, at scale, said Holly Smithson, CEO of Athena. The sheer horsepower behind RippleNami’s technology platform is converting Africa’s development challenges into prosperity by positioning women out of poverty and into financial independence.”

RippleNami operates on the premise that by empowering these deserving children that the world will experience rapid transformation.  RippleNami’s mission is clear: connect the globe’s unconnected citizens with identifications, resources, and services essential to survive and thrive by leveraging its proprietary technology and the mass adoption of mobile phones.

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 world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About Athena

Athena is empowering progress together by advancing professional women in the STEM workforce. Athena offers its member community instruments for change through professional development, community investment, and market research. Its 20-year history of advancing women in one of the nation’s leading STEM hubs marks Athena as a premier women’s empowerment advocate. For more information visit www.athenasd.org and follow @athenasandiego.

CEO World Awards® Recognizes RippleNami® As Company the Year

RippleNami Walks the Red Carpet to Receive Esteemed Global Recognition

San Diego – July 9, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, honored as Company of the Year” winner in the prestigious CEO World Awards in San Francisco, California on July 30, 2018.

“We are honored to accept this coveted CEO World Awards which adds more fuel for our passion in moving populations and societies to unseen levels of empowerment and freedom throughout Africa and Southeast Asia,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer. “Time and time again we see upwards of 90% percent of data collected daily NEVER utilized.  RippleNami’s technology turns underutilized “big” data into powerful “smart” information.”

“While RippleNami’s focus and resources are deployed developing the Africa and Southeast Asia markets, its moments like receiving this global award that reminds us of the power of technology, spirited collaboration and our shared vision to drive massive change,” said Phil Gahn, Founder and Chief Business Development Officer. “The simple power of RippleNami’s technology to consolidate, collect, visualize, analyze, transact and securely store data, assists independent nations with growing their country’s middle-income status.”

The coveted annual CEO World Awards program encompasses the world’s best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services, CEO excellence studies, corporate social responsibility, and milestones from every major industry in the world. Organizations from all over the world submit nominations including public and private, for-profit and non-profit, largest to smallest and new start-ups.

Judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices from around the world participated, and their average scores determined the 2018 award winners. Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, July 30, 2018, during the annual SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner in San Francisco. Attendees will feature finalists, winners, judges and industry leaders.

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 world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the CEO World Awards        

CEO World Awards are an annual industry and peers’ recognition program honoring CEOs and organizations of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America. The Annual CEO World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes other programs such as Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales, and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards, Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards, Network Products Guide’s IT World Awards, Pillar World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. Learn more about the CEO World Awards at www.ceoworldawards.com.

RippleNami® Blockchain Solution Captures Two 2018 Globee® Awards

RippleNami’s Team and Its Global Impact Receive Distinguished International Honors

San Diego – July 2, 2018 – RippleNami, Inc., a provider of blockchain data visualization technology, won two prestigious Globee® Awards for International Business Team of the Year and Startup of the Year” for its contribution in Africa.

“We humbly accept both Globee Awards for our best in class blockchain visualization technology and our unstoppable team,” said Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer. “We are honored to work with such a dedicated team.  The RippleNami team takes nothing for granted working in emerging parts of the world as the need for action is greater than the risk of inaction.  Our team is not a group of people just working together.  We have a group of people who trust, respect, help and support each other and the people we aim to serve.”

“We’ve worked tirelessly to develop the African and Southeast Asian markets because we know the consequences of ignoring billions of unconnected citizens are dire and simply unacceptable,” said Phil Gahn, Founder, and Chief Business Development Officer.  “RippleNami is driven by a profound purpose to empower these region’s people, society, and independence through technology and our commitment to end poverty.  Our team’s indifference to the high-risk of exposure to corruption as well as the diseases, kidnapping and assassination threats sets us apart from other organizations. Where other companies chose to pivot to less volatile market conditions, RippleNami doubles down.”

Globee Awards, world’s premier is a “Global Business Awards” program open to organizations worldwide – large, medium, small, & startups, public and private, for-profit, nonprofit and government. Judges from a broad spectrum of international industry representatives determined the 2018 award winners. Winners will be honored in San Francisco on Monday, July 30, 2018, during the annual SVUS Red Carpet Awards Ceremony Dinner in San Francisco and will include finalists, winners, judges and industry stakeholders.

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 world, streamline communications and improve operational effectiveness. For more information about RippleNami, visit www.ripplenami.com.

About the Globee Awards

Globee Awards were created to honor and generate industry wide recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and businesses worldwide in every area. An annual industry and peers’ recognition program, Globee Awards honor best companies of all types and sizes in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America, best products, innovations, management and teams, women in business and the professions, and PR and marketing efforts from all over the world. Learn more about the Globee Awards at www.globeeawards.com.

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, Inc. Wins Four Stevie® Awards in 2017 International Business Awards

Winners to Be Celebrated at Gala Event on 21 October in Barcelona, Spain

San Diego, CA – August 21, 2017 – RippleNami, Inc. a provider of blockchain map-based data visualization platform announced today that it has been named the winner of four Stevie® Awards in the categories of Best Data Visualization Technology; Start Up of the Year; Corporate Social Responsibility Program and Women of the Year in The 14th Annual International Business Awards.

“RippleNami is very passionate about the ways in which our Company uses technology for corporate social responsibility and empowering women. RippleNami’s efforts in Africa – are truly making a significant difference. We are honored to earn four Stevies, and thank the judges for their recognition,” cited Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, president and chief executive officer at RippleNami.

“According to judges’ comments, they clearly cited the change RippleNami is affecting. One judge noted, ‘Brilliant idea. Saw a problem and came up with an innovative solution that made people’s lives easier,’ and another said, ‘RippleNami is in prime position to capitalize on the world’s need for visual data.’ We couldn’t be more proud of such acknowledgements from these prominent judges and congratulate our global team for their unrelenting commitment to our company and to social advancements,” Connolly-Labelle said.

“The IBA judges from across the world were highly impressed with the nominations they reviewed this year. With the level of achievement documented in the nominations from 60 nations, the Stevie Awards are proud to honor organizations that demonstrate a high level of achievement in a variety of industries” 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 to inspire others to high achievement.”

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the W Hotel in Barcelona, Spain on October 21, 2017.

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

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 blockchain and 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.

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.

RippleNami, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Jaye Connolly-LaBelle Named Finalist in San Diego Business Journal's 2016 Women Who Mean Business Awards

SAN DIEGO, Calif.  …  October 26, 2016  …  RippleNami, Inc., a B2B technology company working in developing nations to deliver mapping solutions that solve critical problems, announced today that Jaye Connolly-LaBelle, president and chief executive officer, has been named a finalist in the 2016 Women Who Mean Business Awards, sponsored by the San Diego Business Journal.

Now in its 23rd year, the publication takes this opportunity to recognize local-area businesswomen through this prestigious awards program. Finalists span women throughout San Diego across myriad industries and professions, including those who have reached career milestones, made a difference in their communities and set examples for others.

Winners will be announced Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at a reception to be held at 11:30 A.M. at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, in San Diego.

“I am honored to be selected as a finalist in the Women Who Mean Business program for the third time. San Diego is a vibrant community in which I have lived and worked in for decades. I have been fortunate to have been recognized by the San Diego Business Journal several times for my contributions to the local business landscape stemming from the various roles I’ve held here. I am pleased to represent RippleNami and the successes we’ve achieved in this year in the Women Who Mean Business awards, and thank the judges for this honor,” Connolly-LaBelle said.

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.

EQ St Louis: Accelerator Participants Attest To Program’s Value

October 21, 2016  Written By Tanya Yatzeck

Since the Spring of 2015, the Prosper Women Entrepreneurs (PWE) Startup Accelerator has invested in women-led startups from across the globe with a focus on technology, healthcare technology, and consumer products. Entrepreneurs entered the four total cohorts to-date (two per year) with diverse needs and expectations, but they exit the accelerator with some common takeaways, lessons learned and advice for prospective PWE companies. We checked in with seven PWE grads on the most valuable lesson learned in the accelerator, advice they would give potential applicants and how they experienced St. Louis as a community during their participation.

Note: Applications close today, October 21, for the Spring 2017 cohort–apply today!

Craft Strong Messaging 

The clarity and perspective gained during the PWE accelerator will aid RippleNami as we tell the story about our innovative mapping solution that currently is like no other available in the marketplace.  This is a message that will now come through loud and clear in our communications tools. Meeting and connecting with like-minded, highly driven, intelligent women has been extremely inspiring.  The Midwest hospitality I was exposed to was warm, welcoming and motivating. I was introduced to a new community culture that I didn’t know existed in this area. The people of St. Louis and PWE were very hospitable, and I was fortunate to be introduced to nearly 50 potential investors–truly a robust group.

– Jaye Connolly-Labelle, President and CEO of RippleNami

Work on Your Company–Distraction free!

The PWE Startup Accelerator offers a different model than other business accelerators. The mentors and leadership team give a lot of their time–side by side with the CEOs, making introductions and providing expertise on anything that you might need. They are hands on every step of the way, while also giving you the space to run your business. The value of this accelerator is the mentors’ help, guidance and connections…the investment dollar amount should be the fourth or fifth priority for anyone looking to apply.  Of course, it was tough being in St. Louis (being from Romania) and having a team back home, but you are truly participating to WORK on your company. You have an opportunity to stand out (in STL) to be unique…people will be transparent and discuss specifics to help you succeed.

– Alexandra Anghel, CTO of Appticles

Build on What You Have

We aren’t a new company and we thought Business Development was something that we had nailed down, but PWE helped us hone in on WHO our target customer is and WHAT their persona (buying) is. We have a large inbound customer and PWE helped us to focus on how to strategically grow and go after our target customer. If you can answer the questions on the application, you’re ready to participate in the program!  But, be ready to have your foot on the pedal and work to grow your business… Things are in high gear but if you are ready to grow and gain traction, APPLY! St. Louis is a great community! The location was a big part of the reason we wanted PWE. We received so many valuable introductions, and these introductions will help our business grow and prosper.

– Amanda Greenberg, Co-founder and CEO of Baloonr

Expose Yourself to Success

You have the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs with mega-successful business ventures. You get real life advice and insights to propel your business forward. You walk away with much more than just funding. The programming, advice and life-long relationships provide guidance now and in the future.  This is a transformative experience. If you are unsure if you have an investable business model, start the application. You learn from the application; and you don’t know what you’re missing if you don’t apply.

– Pam Cooper, CEO of Boosterville

Leverage the Power of Being a Woman CEO

The spirit of PWE is the one of collaboration, support and encouragement. The mentorship and networking are exceptional. You have an opportunity to learn from a team of industry leaders (men and women) who see you as a strong, business professional.  I was told multiple times before doing the program that if I wanted to succeed I needed to hire a white Caucasian male to run the company. PWE not only helped with the hard business decisions, they also ensured me that I was making the right choices for my company.

– Alexandra “Sasha” Goodwin, CEO of Janus Choice

Prepare a Solid Pitch

I received tremendous support and mentorship from many members of the PWE team for preparing a solid pitch. The experience is like a business boot camp to learn, grow and thrive.

– Aarti Parikh, Co-Founder/CEO of Kitereaders

Improve Your Leadership and Communication Style

The input on how to present Precision Image Analysis to both investors and potential customers has been invaluable.  This is CEO school. Just like parenting, where there is no school, there is also no formal process to learn to be a CEO. PWE’s accelerator is a unique environment to learn how to be a better CEO from others who have succeeded in the role, especially women.  I’ve been impressed with the caliber of support from the St. Louis community. I had never been to St. Louis before and have enjoyed getting to learn the St. Louis startup ecosystem/culture.

– Mary-Pierre Waiss, Cofounder/CEO of PIA Medical

Applications close today, October 21, for the Spring 2017 cohort–apply today!

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