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Innovate!2010 is a global program designed to identify and promote technology-centric startups via regional Pitch Slam events held in cities around the world. More than 500 companies in 30 cities on 5 continents participated in the 2010 program and received an assessment of their business using Guidewire Group’s proprietary G/SCORE ™ methodology.
The top 100 companies were selected out the winners from the various pitch slams across different cities. The top company at each Pitch Slam event automatically made the Innovate!100 List. The judges then selected the top-scoring companies, overall, and then the top five companies in each of the growth stage tiers (prototype, beta, product complete, revenue) were selected.The list is the result of a year-long Innovate! program designed to identify and promote young companies and the entrepreneurs who drive them from idea to sustainability.
Rank order was determined by several factors, including velocity of company growth and individual scores in each of the G/SCORE categories. This year’s winners hailed from 15 countries with France, Spain and the U.S. having the most startups in the Top 100. The number of early-stage companies on the list by country include: Australia (9) Estonia, (5), Finland (4), France (13), Germany (2), Ireland (3), Israel (5), Italy (6), Netherlands (5), Norway (1), Spain (12), Sweden (3), Turkey (4), United Kingdom (7) and United States (21).