Hottest Midwest Companies Awards announced by Lead411

Lead411 recognizes the fastest growing technology companies in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2010

In order to recognize the hottest technology companies in the Southeast Region, Lead411 (http://www.lead411.com) is proud to announce the release of the 'Hottest Companies in the Southeast' awards.

Background
On a daily basis, the Lead411 research team scours through at least 600 press releases and business articles including venture capital financings, company launches, office openings, new customer press releases, etc. This information has given insight to which are the fastest growing technology companies in U.S. Their "Hot List" awards have been created to recognize this fast growing companies. This particular list originally started with over 2400 companies and it has been narrowed down to the top 84.
"We are very proud of these awards. We have been tracking fast-moving companies for our customers for the past 10 years," said Tom Blue, CEO of Lead411, "and we felt it was important to recognize these growing brands publicly."

How the List Was Chosen
First, all companies must by in either the Software, Wireless, Internet, or Media industry, have less than $150M in yearly revenues, and be within Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin. From there, each company must meet one or more of the following requirements;

100% increase in revenues over the past 3 years.
$1M+ in funding in the past 2 years.
2X traffic gains to their website in the past 12 months AND over 1M unique visitors a month.

List of Company Names:
4CS, Accertify, ACTIV Financial Systems, Inc., Alice.com, Angie's List, Anthem Media Group, Apparatus, Inc, ArrowStream Inc, Arsalon Technologies, LLC, Bell Aquaculture, BigMachines, BirdDog Solutions Inc, BuyOnlineNow.com, Centro, ChaCha Search, Inc, Classified Ventures, ClearSaleing, Inc , Compendium Software, LLC, Compliance11, Inc, Consona Corporation, CotterWeb Enterprises Inc, DataSync, Deemsys Inc, Discount Office Items , DyKnow company, eBureau, Electronic Commerce, Inc, ExactTarget, Expressume Inc, FastDue.com, Firm58, Geonetric, gloStream, Inc., GovDelivery, Groupon Inc, GrubHub, Handmark Inc, HarQen, HEALTHCAREfirst, Iasta, Ifbyphone Inc, ImageTrend, Inc, InsuranceAgents.com, Intelligent InSites Inc, Interactions Inc, InXpo, Inc., Liquid Web Inc, Men's Red Tag, Model Metrics, Inc, mPay Gateway Inc, My1Stop.com, Myriant Technologies LLC, Networked Insights Inc, Newser LLC, Newsy.com, Omnicity Corp, OpticsPlanet, Inc, Orbis Education , Palisade Systems, Inc., Passageways, Personalization Mall, Plex Systems Inc, Quality Logo Products, Inc, Quantum Retail Technology Inc, Reliance Software Systems Inc, Scale Computing, Sittercity, Sojern, Solid Signal Inc, StartSampling, T2 Systems Inc, TEAM Companies, The Higher Gear Group Inc, ThinkVine, TMW Systems, ubid.com, UnitedLex Corporation, vAuto, Vibes Media, Vontoo, LLC, WorkForce Software, XIOtech Corporation

List and Details:
The entire list including more details about the award and winners can be found at http://www.lead411.com/midwest-companies.html.

About Lead411
Lead411 provides information, news, and research about U.S. companies and their executives. Founded in 2001, its goal has been to focus on quality corporate data that is valid and useful rather than producing as many company records as possible. In addition, Lead411 tracks company news in order to alert its customers about venture financing, new hires, hiring plans, etc. Customers include Gartner, Administaff and ADP.

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