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Vote The Entrepreneur Awards - Belgium
The founder of the iText Group, Bruno Lowagie, was nominated in the category "Top Founder of the Year" in The Entrepreneur Awards. Read the full blog post to learn how to vote.
We are looking to start 2016 off with a bang! By winning a European Business Award. iText has been selected for the shortlist of National Champions for Belgium. Among our competitors on the list, we’re one of the youngest and smallest companies, but by no means less-equipped to put up a fight! We were selected by the European Business Awards on account of our track record, continuous growth and the strong community support that we’ve helped nurture for our programmable PDF libraries. Our users have always formed the backbone of our success, so that is why we turn to you once more: a simple...
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...
Our CEO, Bruno Lowagie, talks to Document Boss' John Symon about how iText Group was founded and about the solutions iText has developed, which automate the entire document lifecycle from creation and are built around the universally accepted PDF format:
If you have half an hour and you want to learn more about PDF, you might want to listen to the iText interview on IntrepidNOW . These are some of the topics that are covered in the interview: What was your initial goal when developing iText? Everyone uses PDF every day, but what is so special about it? Is there anything we don’t know about it? Briefly describe the evolution of PDF technology since you first began working with it. What’s the most significant change?...
A couple of weeks ago, our CEO was in Menlo Park for an interview with Sramana Mitra, author of the One Million by One Million blog. The interview was published in seven episodes: Read every episode: April 27 : what did you study? April 28 : first jobs...
Last year, iText won the BelCham Entrepreneurship Award in the category Most Promising Company of the Year , as well as the Belgian Edition of Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 . Thanks to these two awards (and an impressive track record ), our Founder/CEO, Bruno Lowagie, is one of the nominees for the Data News Awards for Excellence in the category ICT Personality of the Year 2015 . ICT stands for Information and Communication...
iText Software was chosen as Most Promising Company of 2014 by BelCham (The Belgian Chamber of Commerce) at their annual gala on October 8, 2014 in NYC. iText was nominated in the Top 3 in late September, to compete for the title with two other strong contenders on criteria such as financial results, business model, customer base, and many more. The award comes at a time when iText accomplished major milestones only in the past year, such as installing a new board of directors, solidifying business plan, doubling the number of employees and opening...
A couple of weeks ago , we announced that iText was nominated for the BelCham Entrepreneurship Awards in the category "Most Promising Company of the Year". Today, we also know the other nominees: Next Thursday, we'll be able to tell you who has won. iText is the odd duck in the pond: of the three candidates, it's the only company that succeeded in bootstrapping a profitable business without any...
About a month ago, the Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce ( BelCham ) invited us to participate in the 6th "BelCham Entrepreneurship Award" competition. The "BelCham Entrepreneurship Awards" honor both Belgian and American small and medium-size enterprises in the U.S. with powerful ventures, promising business plans or proven success stories. A high-profile jury selects entrepreneurs who have demonstrated market insight, ability to seize a unique opportunity and endurance in capturing a share of the U.S. market. This week, we received a "...