rPath Receives “Start-up of the Year” Award

Posted by sharonpr on Jun 23, 2006 3:00 AM EDT
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Software Appliance Company Honored with CED Entrepreneurial Excellence Award

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 22, 2006) – rPath, provider of the first platform for creating and maintaining Linux software appliances, has been named The Start-up of the Year by The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED). The CED presented rPath with the honor during its 20th annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards dinner on June 21 at the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham, NC. More than 400 people attended the celebration, which honored area entrepreneurs and high-growth companies.

"This year's award winners highlight the important role that entrepreneurs play in our economy," said CED President Monica Doss. “From 3D imaging to drug development, healthcare technology to open source software – North Carolina’s innovation-based community boasts a rich pipeline of entrepreneurial success stories.”

The Start-up of the Year award is given to the company that began operations during the previous year and shows the most potential for impact in its market and success in the future.

“We are honored to receive this award and appreciate CED for recognizing and celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit,” said Billy Marshall, CEO of rPath. “We’ve already had an incredible first year at rPath, and we look forward to continued success.”

About rPath
rPath provides rBuilder and rPath Linux, the first platform for creating and maintaining software appliances. Using rPath’s technology, application developers can evolve their business from delivering an application to providing a complete solution via software appliances. For customers, software appliances bring the simplicity and value of Software as a Service (SaaS) to on-premise application deployments. The company is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, please visit: www.rpath.com.

Media Relations Contacts:
Jill Dykes
Crossroads Public Relations for rPath
(919) 749-8488

Keith Boswell
VP of Marketing for rPath
(919) 851-3984 x2120

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