Winning companies must operate in the Software, Hardware, Wireless, or Media industries and be privately held. Midwest contestants are located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin. A 100% increase in revenues over the past two years, or over $2 million in funding in the past two years are the financial requirements.
Lead411’s statement on Bluelock:
Bluelock is an award-winning provider of cloud hosting solutions for the enterprise. Hosted in the public cloud, Bluelock Virtual Datacenters help companies get started quickly and deal with the unknown, while delivering the freedom to change their minds as IT needs evolve. With SAS-70 Type II datacenters, Bluelock’s VMware vCloud Datacenter Service provides world-class SLAs, guaranteeing enterprise level uptime. The company has increased revenues by 2,665% from 2007 to 2009 ending with $9.4M in 2009.
Fellow Indianapolis-based firms awarded include ExactTarget, Angie’s List, Scale Computing, and ChaCha.