On May 29, each finalist will have a chance to present their technology at a booth and will later have 90 seconds to convince the public that they deserve to receive FACCNE’s 2014 Innovation Award. A live vote of the public will be organized after the pitches to determine the winner in each of the three categories. Anette van de Loo, Co-CEO of Powerling, will be representing Powerling at the event and doing the pitch.
The Faccne has asked each finalist to answer 3 keys questions, you can view the Powerling profile here or read it on below:
Please describe your company in a few words. Founded by industry veteran and Co-CEO Anette Van de Loo, Powerling is today a trusted, versatile and full service language services provider. The company supports its customers’ globaldevelopment by providing high quality, specialized multilingual solutions in four main business sectors: life sciences, legal & finance, IT & marketing, and manufacturing. Powerling offers a myriad of services in 75+ languages including translation, localization, desktop publishing, and interpreting, and sustains its production with language technology developed in house. Powerling opened its first US office in Boston in October 2013 strengthening its global situation (France, Netherlands and HK offices).
How do you see your company in the US in the next 5 years? Powerling’s 5-year vision for the US is first to be well established in New England with a Boston HQ office and a diverse team of language professionals, while slowly building a national presence and customer base with sales reps in different cities. The end goal is for the US to service all of the Americas and become a vital pillar of the Powerling group. Powerling’s US situation is also strategic in terms of building a truly global company with 24/7 customer support. Today, Powerling is a European leader in language services; in five years, it can be a US and global leader in the industry.
Why should your company be an Award recipient of FACCNE this year? The US represents about 45% of the world demand for language services, so having a US base was always part of the Powerling vision. The challenge is breaking through a competitive and crowded marketplace. Powerling is making a difference through three unique selling points: 1. Delivering up to 30% higher ROI to its customers thanks to its in-house language technology. Powerling is one of the very few language services providers to invest in and own cutting edge computer-assisted translation technology. 2. Offering flexibility and customization of all its language solutions. Powerling’s culture is focused on customer happiness and promotes a ‘YES DNA’ outlook to its business processes. 3. 24/7 availability and rush services. Taking advantage of its global presence with offices on 3 continents, Powerling can cheat time! Winning FACCNE’s 13th annual business award for startups would boost Powerling’s momentum in New England and help establish its reputation with Franco-American businesses. It would also mark Powerling’s achievement in successfully launching its American undertaking. Powerling is thankful for the continuous support of the FACCNE and its members and the part they play in Powerling’s success. See all the finalists here