UVEF Awards 2009 “Top 25 Under Five”
Note: On July 9, 2009, Aribex was awared fifth place in the UVEF “Top 25 Under Five”. This is the second year in a row Aribex has been recognized.
PROVO, Utah – July 9, 2009–The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) today announced winners of its 2009 “Top 25 Under Five” Awards spotlighting outstanding Utah entrepreneurs and start-up companies. Award recipients were recognized today at ceremonies held at the Provo Novell Campus. InnoVentures Captial Partners and The Daily Herald sponsored the event. UVEF recognized ZAGG, Inc. (www.zagg.com), a designer, manufacturer and distributor of protective clear coverings and accessories for electronic and hand-held devices, as the number one performer among Top 25 nominees.
“This is a tough economic climate for all businesses, right now, especially start-ups,” said UVEF 2009 chairman Roger Andrus. “These Top 25 winners overcame great odds by growing their revenues and creating jobs. They represent the spirit of entrepreneurship that will serve this state well.”
Lieutenant Governor Gary R. Herbert praised the winners during his keynote address at the event. He discussed the strength of entrepreneurship in Utah, and its impact on jobs.
This year’s other award recipients are Imagine Learning, OrangeSoda, Allegiance, Aribex, Navigator Business Solutions, LaneLinks, InsideSales.com, ZenPrint, FamilyLink.com, iTOK, Pfadt Race Engineering, Rockwell, Infuse Medical, Snapp Conner PR, IntelliSchematic, SEO.com, CastleWave, Jive Communications, Spoon Me, Rocketship, Big Brainz, The Ready Project, Isis Dei and CFOWise. Nominations were judged on revenue growth and job creation.
This is UVEF’s 10th Top 25 Under Five competition. UVEF has highlighted the development of more than 200 individuals and their companies through the ceremony, including Utah success stories like Agel Enterprises, Omniture, and Xango, among many others.
UVEF is a volunteer non-profit support group linking entrepreneurs to Money, Markets, and Mentors. Celebrating 20 years of new business success, UVEF empowers current and future business leaders to thrive in today’s competitive market. We provide real-world, practical education and valuable resources on how to access needed capital, attract new customers and tap into industry experts. For information on upcoming meetings, speakers and exclusive membership benefits, visit www.uvef.net.
Aribex, Inc. has quickly become recognized as the worldwide leader in innovative handheld x-ray products. Aribex is a privately owned, Orem, Utah-based company founded in 2003 with the mission to develop, manufacture, and market new technologies in the x-ray radiography fields. Aribex flagship products are the NOMAD and the NOMAD Pro Handheld X-ray Systems. The NOMAD battery-powered handheld platform provides for expansion from dentistry into other x-ray imaging solutions such as veterinary, medical, industrial, and security applications.