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A couple of months ago, we filled out an application form for the "European Business Awards", more specifically for "The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award". This is what we wrote: European Business Awards - National Champion - Belgium Allow us to introduce ourselves. We are Ingeborg Willaert (Roeselare, 1970) and Bruno Lowagie (Ypres, 1970). We are married with two sons, Inigo (1996) and Jago (1997). We are the sole owners of the iText group, consisting of four companies. The technology that is offered by our companies, iText, a free / open source PDF library, was first released in 2000, but...
iText makes its debut on the Inc. 5000 list claiming the number 1666 spot. The Inc. 5000 list reflects overall revenue growth of private companies over a three-year span. To be eligible, companies on the list must have generated at least $100,000 in revenue in 2011 and, at least, $2 million in 2014. Companies must be privately held, for profit and independently-owned. Check out the full list. "This recognition validates the hard work and the connection between innovation and growth," said Bruno Lowagie, chief executive officer and founder...
iText has won Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 Award in Belgium. The official Deloitte press release : "The Ghent-based company iText Group NV has emerged as the winner of the Deloitte Technology Fast50 2014, which ranks the fifty fastest-growing technology companies in Belgium. Over the past five years, iText Group has achieved a remarkable 4,099 per cent growth in turnover." The Award was covered in the following news media:...
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We've just received a mail from Deloitte with a press overview of the Fast 50 event. In the previous blog posts, we've already covered most of these articles, but now we also have French versions of articles we mentioned earlier. We already showed pictures of the article Tien heel snelle groeiers , now we have the French translation Dix entreprises a la croissance...
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Trends, a Belgian magazine for entrepreneurs, has listed the Belgian Top 10 in Deloitte's Fast 50 contest. The 10 companies were presented in last week's paper edition of the magazine: If we look at the Belgian companies in the "digital world", we're #1, says DigiMedia in the article...
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An article about the Fast 50 Benelux in "De Tijd". (Similar to the Financial Times but for Belgium).
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Pardon our Dutch, but iText was mentioned in Datanews and Krant van West-Vlaanderen . The former article gives an overview of the ten Belgian nominees. The latter an interview with two winners with the same hometown: Ypres. ATTACHMENT SIZE Tien...
Last year, Bruno Lowagie participated to the "Entrepreneur of the Year" contest in the city of Ghent. Bruno Lowagie is the original developer of iText, and the author of two books about iText. You can read more about the writing proces in the article Ervaringen bij het schrijven van een IT-bestseller (Dutch). Now he's also mentioned in a publication by OOG which is the Ondersteuningspunt Ondernemers Gent , a municipal support organization for Entrepreneurs in the city of Ghent.
ITEXT BRINGING PDF/UA SUPPORT TO JAVA IMPLEMENTATIONS Interview by Duff Johnson Owing in no small part to its free and open source licensing model, iText is one of the most popular and widely implemented Java libraries for PDF file creation and manipulation. I interviewed Bruno to discuss his thoughts about PDF/UA and how he envisions implementers using iText to manage tagged PDF. iText has supported creation of tagged PDF for some time, but according to Bruno Lowagie, the original developer of iText, the publication of ISO...
I was interviewed twice in two weeks. The topic was identical: the history of iText, the switch from free as in free beer to commercial open source, starting up a company for iText, doing business in Europe and the US. However, when I read the two articles, it was as if two different people had been interviewed. In one interview, written by Eva Verplaetse , you get a positive message, about the fun creating a sustainable business. Yes, there are challenges, but we have a vision, a mission, and we are successful at what we do. The article will be...