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Drum Roll Please. . . our Launch Pad Finalists. . .

I'm very pleased to announce the Launch Pad Finalists who will present for 5 minutes each, live on the E2.0 keynote stage in San Francisco on November 4, 2009.We saw some really innovative new tools, but the cream rises to the top:

CubeTree

CubeTree''s hosted collaboration suite helps companies create internal social networks. CubeTree''s social networking features include profiles, microblogging, tagging and activity feeds for 30+ types of feed items A company's CubeTree network is private to the company, free for any number of employees and comes with enterprise-ready security and administration. To help employees collaborate better, applications like wikis, microblogging, file-sharing, link-sharing, polls and group chat are integrated into CubeTree''s social networking platform, and included for free. CubeTree supports 20+ built-in integrations, from consumer software like Twitter to enterprise applications like CRM and Google Apps, and a rich API enables custom integrations.

The Garland Group

We're a compliance and collaboration company focusing on the community bank and credit union industry.We have built a collaborative compliance management platform called RiskKey to bring transparency & legitimacy to banks and the industry that are supposed to be in the business of protecting consumers money as they were supposed to do.

Twiki

Twiki, Inc. is the leading enabler of Enterprise Agility. The Twiki Open Collaboration Platform transforms corporate intranets and portals, creating a powerful knowledge infrastructure for the organization. Users can share rich web pages and existing enterprise documents with powerful search and connect with enterprise social networking. Twiki situational applications, dashboards and reports that model enterprise business processes can be created using a simple markup language that does not require deep programming skills, enabling true agility in the enterprise.Twiki is based on an open core that has a 10 year track record of community driven innovation. The platform has been downloaded over half a million times and has over 60,000 installations in 130 countries and 14 languages. Over half of the Fortune 500, leading government agencies, public websites and universities use Twiki with installations that scale securely to tens of thousands of users and hundreds of thousands of pages. The Twiki platform is available OnSite behind a corporate firewall, or as an OnDemand Platform as a Service, with applications that span knowledge management, content management, operations management, CRM and project management.

XWiki

XWiki builds open-source collaborative solutions for Enterprises. The XWiki platform is highly extensible and allows to structure content and build applications on top of a Wiki.A few thank yous also need to be made:Firstly, a big thank you to all the companies that took time to Twitter pitch for the San Francisco Launch Pad competition. Secondly, a very special thank you to the quarter-finalists who submitted their 3 minute video and helped spread the word about the contest. Lastly, I'd like to tip my hat to the E2.0 community at large who voted on our Round Two videos.Congrats to our Four Finalists! See you in San Francisco.

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