Young Entrepreneur Honoured as International Industry Leader

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Vinny Lingham, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of incuBeta, has been invited to become part of The Society of Industry Leaders.

Vinny Lingham, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of incuBeta, has been invited to become part of a global network of industry leaders who participate in consultations with worldwide investment professionals.

Lingham, aged 27, is an online marketing and technology specialist who also participates in testing new products produced by the various search engines on an ongoing basis. He was approached by The Society of Industry Leaders to join the world-renowned network of practitioners for his acute knowledge of online media. He also speaks at numerous industry conferences and is highly regarded in this area.

The Society of Industry Leaders is a knowledge conduit providing information to Vista Research, a Standard & Poor's company that supports the buy-side research needs of institutional money managers with independent, unbiased research. Standard & Poor is a prominent global provider of independent credit ratings, financial indices, risk evaluation, investment research, data, and valuations.

Lingham will join the elite group of high-quality industry veterans and thought leaders from every major market sector. Society of Industry Leaders Network Members undergo a strict screening process to ensure that only top quality industry leaders represent the organisation to global institutional investors.

Last year, Lingham’s company, incuBeta, won the South African Emerging Technology Top 100 (TT100) award for the Most Promising Emerging Enterprise and The Commission Junction Award for Innovation in the USA in 2004. The South African company has developed a range of world-class Web-based technologies that have caught the attention of major players in the global web-based commerce industry.

Since its inception in 2003, incuBeta has expanded rapidly. While one of the major company strategies remains focussed on online marketing for international clients, their highly innovative technology division is fast-becoming renowned for the success of their software and online products. In just 3 short years, incuBeta is already producing over $100m in online revenues for it’s clients through it’s advanced search engine technologies.

“Our mission at incuBeta,” says Lingham “is to continuously improve the infrastructure for global online marketing and technology and expand search marketing into every corner of the globe”. The company operates offices out of Woodland Hills, California & is establishing a UK office in May and already has clients in over 10 countries.

Vinny also operates his own blog, which reaches over 20,000 industry professionals every month, available at


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