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    crowdSPRING Announced as Finalist for TechAmerica Foundation’s American Technology Awards

    Award Nomination Comes on the Heels of crowdSPRING’s 3rd Anniversary of Building a Creative Community of 91,000 Plus to Provide Innovative Creative Crowdsourcing Services to Buyers Worldwide

    CHICAGO - 16-May-11 GMT-

    CHICAGO -- May 13, 2011 – crowdSPRING, the world’s largest online marketplace for crowdsourced creative services, today announced that it has been selected as a finalist in the Internet Services and E-Commerce category for TechAmerica Foundation’s American Technology Awards, “The Termans”, which bestows the only national “Best Of” awards that recognize all technology products and services across the technology industry. Nominations for The American Technology Awards, “The Termans”, were vetted by industry experts and TechAmerica Foundation leadership. These awards were named after Frederick Terman, who is widely credited as being the father of Silicon Valley.

    
"crowdSPRING is deeply humbled to be nominated for the TechAmerican Foundation’s American Technology Award," said Ross Kimbarovsky and Michael Samson, co-founders of crowdSPRING. "crowdSPRING is a visionary company, and we are confident that as we further cement our position as a leader in the creative crowdsourcing category, the technology community will continue to see us take our services to new heights."

    crowdSPRING, which offers logo design, web design, other types of graphic design, industrial design and writing services (such as book names), has build a global community of more than 91,000 designers and writers. Buyers post their project on www.crowdSPRING.com, name their own price and, in turn, creatives submit their ideas and the buyer chooses the one they like best. On an average crowdSPRING project, buyers can expect to receive more than 110 concepts. It is also standard for crowdSPRING to host more than 200 open projects at a time and since launching in 2008, has handled more than 22,000 projects. To date, the crowdSPRING community has submitted nearly 2 million creative entries.

    “This year we saw a number of nominations from many companies new to the competition” said Dallas Advisory Partners Founder, and TechAmerica Foundation Chairman, David Sanders. “We congratulate all of this year’s finalists, and look forward to celebrating their achievements with them at the Technology and Government Dinner.”

    Nominations for The Termans are vetted by industry experts and TechAmerica Foundation leadership. Individual Terman Awards will be presented for products and services in the following categories:

    Aerospace & Defense Clean Tech/Green Tech Cloud Computing/Software as a Service Consumer Electronics/Computers and Peripherals Cyber Security & Authentication Health & Medical Technologies Internet Services & E-Commerce IT Services & Consulting Semiconductors & Electronic Components Server & Storage Technology Smart Grid & Smart Instruments Software Technology Manufacturing Telecommunications

    The winners will be presented on June 15 at TechAmerica Foundation’s ninth annual Technology and Government Dinner, which has been a premier Washington, DC networking event bringing hundreds of industry, congressional and government leaders together at one venue to celebrate the partnership between industry and government. For more information about crowdSPRING, visit www.crowdSPRING.com. For more information, please visit http://www.techamericafoundation.org/technology-government.

    About crowdSPRING crowdSPRING is an online marketplace for custom logo design, web design, graphic design, industrial design and writing services.  Entrepreneurs and small businesses simply post what they need, when they need it and how much they want to pay. Once posted, over 72,000 creatives from 170+ countries around the world submit an average of 110 options for the buyer to choose from until they find “the one.” crowdSPRING is a privately held company based in Chicago. For more information, visit http://www.crowdspring.com. To learn more about the world of small business, startups, design, marketing and business strategy, follow crowdSPRING’s blog, their Twitter stream or their Facebook page.

    About crowdSPRING

    crowdSPRING is an online marketplace for creative services. For buyers, crowdSPRING is a place to post a creative project, watch the world contribute ideas and choose the one they like. For creatives, crowdSPRING is a global stage for creativity where title and experience don't matter.

    crowdSPRING is a privately held company based in Chicago. For more information, visit www.crowdspring.com.

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