Today EdgeWave was awarded $10,000 as part of the MetroConnect Prize, an export assistance grant to help firms pursue foreign markets. MetroConnect is an initiative of the San Diego Economic Development Corporation, with the goal of helping San Diego maximize its economic competitiveness and prosperity through increased global engagement. EdgeWave was one of 15 companies that won the award, out of 64 total entrants.
The award was announced today at a press conference hosted by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer at the San Diego International Airport. Thalia Gietzen, CFO, and Mike Walls, Managing Director of Security Operations & Analysis, were on hand to accept the award, and Mike had the opportunity to stand behind the mic and say a few words as EdgeWave was one of only two companies that were featured with a speaking opportunity.
In addition to the award, which will be used to expand EdgeWave distribution to markets in Asia and Europe with the help of our partner Huawei, this is a tremendous publicity opportunity for EdgeWave, with several media outlets and four different TV News camera crews in attendance.
Read full press release HERE