ContentOro Wins Small Business Innovator of the Year 2016 Award

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Startup recognized by Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Michigan Celebrates Small Business for revolutionizing digital marketing content acquisition.

ContentOro Wins Innovator of the Year 2016
ContentOro is an outstanding example of the fertile small business mindset that sees a problem and identifies a solution that can potentially create an entire new industry.

On May 5, 2016, ContentOro was presented with the Small Business Innovator of the Year Award at the 12th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business ceremony in Lansing. ContentOro received the award in recognition of the revolutionary new way they enable digital marketers and brands to acquire and use content on their websites. This marked the fifth award for which ContentOro has been recognized in the past 6 months.

Recent Recognition for ContentOro:

  • Michigan Celebrates Small Businesses: Winner, Innovator of the Year 2016
  • University of Michigan Venture Capital Investment Competition: Winner, Startup of the Year 2015
  • New Enterprise Forum: Winner, Best Business Model 2016
  • Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition: Finalist, Advertising Technology 2016
  • Eastern Michigan University Business of the Year: Finalist, Startup of the Year 2016

The Innovator of the Year Award is presented to a company in recognition of a unique product or service, having distinct benefits over similar or previous products or services, that satisfies a necessary market need and benefits Michigan’s economy.

“The Innovation Award is one of the ways SBAM honors the creative spirit of entrepreneurs and the ability they have to shake up the status quo. ContentOro is an outstanding example of the fertile small business mindset that sees a problem and identifies a solution that can potentially create an entire new industry.” said Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan.

“We are honored to be the recipients of this prestigious award.” said Bob Chunn, Founder and CEO, ContentOro. “We are proud to be a Michigan company and are grateful to have a thriving business and academic environment in which to grow our truly unique content marketing solution.”

Michigan Celebrates Small Business is a partnership of the Michigan Small Business Development Center (Michigan SBDC), Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Edward Lowe Foundation, Small Business Association of Michigan, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Chris Holman.

ContentOro recently received $550,000 in seed funding and is based in Ann Arbor.

About ContentOro

ContentOro provides the number one need in digital marketing today – content – in a new and unique way. Proprietary software converts millions of pages of text and images from published books into high-quality pieces of fresh and relevant content that can quickly and easily be added to any website to engage customers and provide SEO benefits. This on-demand access to the world’s largest repository of professionally written content positions ContentOro to change the way digital marketers and brands acquire content for marketing.

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