It’s an incredible honor to be named among these Aggie enterprises from around the world. I grew up learning about entrepreneurism from my dad, but the fire really started to take root in me during my time at Texas A&M.
College Station, Texas (PRWEB) October 31, 2013
In his dorm room, during his final year at Texas A&M in 2001, James Benham established JB Knowledge Technologies, Inc. Twelve years later, the company has now expanded into a leading information technology services provider and created the SmartBidNet, SmartCompliance, and SmartReality cloud and mobile solutions. The 9th Annual Aggie 100 Event hosted nearly 700 attendees at a luncheon held at The Zone Club at Texas A&M’s Kyle Field on Friday, October 25, where JBKnowledge was awarded the prestigious honor for the sixth time. JBKnowledge is one of only three companies in this year’s Aggie 100 to receive the award more than five times.
“It’s an incredible honor to be named among these Aggie enterprises from around the world. I grew up learning about entrepreneurism from my dad, but the fire really started to take root in me during my time at Texas A&M. Not only was Aggieland my company’s first official address, but it was the benchmark from which I set the goals, mission, and standards for myself, my company, and my employees,” stated Benham.
JBKnowledge specializes in enterprise application and database development, electronic data interchange, strategy consulting, mobile solutions, and web development for the construction and insurance industries. The company is headquartered in Bryan/College Station, TX with offices across the U.S.A. and Argentina. Innovation is the leading force behind JBKnowledge’s success as demonstrated by the Beta release of their new SmartReality mobile app, what has been called the next generation in technology for the construction industry. The app joins mobile devices, BIM files and paper plan files for an augmented reality experience that sets a new standard for construction project visualization.
With a strong commitment to innovation, integrity, and excellence, JBKnowledge has quickly established itself as an IT industry leader and found continued success and recognition as an Aggie 100 honoree.
About JB Knowledge Technologies, Inc
An information technology services and products provider, JBKnowledge specializes in enterprise applications and databases, electronic data interchange, strategy consulting, mobile solutions, and web development for the construction and insurance industries. Makers of SmartBidNet, SmartCompliance and SmartReality, JBKnowledge is based in Bryan/College Station, TX, and serves construction clients on an international basis. Learn more at jbknowledge.com.
About James M Benham
James Benham, President and Founder of JB Knowledge Technologies, Inc. speaks across the US and Canada about innovative technology in the construction and insurance industries. As an enterprise technology consultant with the ability to relay technical concepts in an approachable format, James has been a featured speaker at multiple national events such as the AGC IT Forum, Construction Financial Management Association Annual Conference, Construct Canada, CONSTRUCT, Canadian Construction Association Annual Conference, and the Construction Management Association of America Annual Conference. Learn more at jamesbenham.com.
About the Aggie 100
The Aggie 100, the first of its kind at the college level, was created by the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship in Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School, whose mission is to provide encouragement, education, networking and assistance to entrepreneurially-minded students, faculty and Texas businesses. The Aggie 100 is a unique way for Texas A&M University to demonstrate its pride in the accomplishments of its former students while enriching the educational experience for today’s students.
While there are many ways to define business success, the Aggie 100 focuses on growth as an indicator of job creation, product acceptance, and entrepreneurial vision. The Aggie 100 identifies, recognizes, and celebrates the 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses in the world.
To qualify, companies were required to meet the following criteria:
o In business for 5 years or more as of June 30, 2013,
o Verifiable revenues of $250,000 or more for calendar year 2010, and
o Operations consistent with the Aggie Code of Honor.
Additionally, the company must meet one of the following leadership criteria:
o A Texas A&M University former student or group of former students must have owned 50% or more of the company from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2012,
o A Texas A&M University former student must have served as the company’s chief executive (for example chairman, CEO, president or managing partner) from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2012, or
o A Texas A&M University former student must have founded the company and been active as a member of its most senior management team from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2012.