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BRUSSELS, Belgium - April 14, 2008 - Softkinetic S.A., the leading 3D gesture recognition software provider, today announced that it was named best overall company by Europe Unlimited's Benelux Venture Forum. Hundreds of companies in the fields of life science, clean technology and information technology applied to the forum, and after presenting to corporate representatives and investors at the Benelux Venture Forum on March 18, 2008, Softkinetic was awarded the top honor.
"The goal of the Benelux Venture Forum is to foster an entrepreneurial environment in Europe, and with the depth of creativity and level of innovation shared this year, our vision materialized," said Paul Webber, Director at Europe Unlimited. "Softkinetic is poised to become a leader in innovation and technology, and it's inspiring to provide them with the platform and tools necessary to reach the European investor market."
Due to its win at the Benelux Venture Forum, Softkinetic has been invited to participate in the European Venture Summit in Düsseldorf on December 1 and 2, 2008. The European Venture Summit brings together entrepreneurs from biotech, industrial biotech, new energy and information technology with international investors and corporations for partnership possibilities. For more information on the European Venture Summit, visit www.e-unlimited.com/evs.
"Softkinetic's vision is to transform the way people interact with the digital world, in particular in the interactive digital entertainment marketplace. The Benelux Venture Forum has given us the opportunity to present our solutions to the biggest names in the European investment community," said Michel Tombroff, CEO of Softkinetic. "We are delighted to have won this prestigious contest, and we look forward to taking our technology to the next level and presenting it at the European Venture Summit at the end of the year. We take this opportunity to thank the Région Bruxelles-Capital that has provided financial support to our development since its inception."
Softkinetic is the leading provider of natural interfaces that transform the way people interact with the digital world. Softkinetic enables a fully immersive, transparent, and intuitive user experience by providing 3D real-time gesture recognition middleware to Interactive Digital Entertainment, Consumer Electronics, and Serious Games companies. Softkinetic, iisu, and Interface Is You are trademarks or registered trademarks of Softkinetic S.A.
About Europe Unlimited
Founded in 1998, Europe Unlimited provides critical business resources to innovative technology entrepreneurs, corporations, investors and researchers, allowing them to successfully build and maintain a healthy economy. Believing that dynamic entrepreneurship is the main force of innovation, economic growth and sustainability throughout Europe, Europe Unlimited focuses on helping Europe's technology innovators become world leaders in their field.
About the Benelux Venture Forum
The Benelux Venture Forum 2008 will allow the most promising life science, clean technology and information technology entrepreneurs from the Benelux region to meet and present themselves to active international investors and corporations seeking investment and partnerships. Entrepreneurs can prearrange for individual One2One meetings with presenting companies, investors and corporate partners of their choice. The event is sponsored by Ernst&Young, White&Case, Sowalfin, Region de Bruxelles-Capitale and Region Wallone. It is organized in partnership with the Venture Club, the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium, S.R.I.B./G.I.M.B., the Belgian Venturing Association, the European BIC Network and Point-One innovation fund.