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  • Eirene Ramos 9:00 am on September 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro: National Finalist at the European Business Awards. Vote for us! 

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    As the organization of the European Business Awards quite rightly points out, “the economy is led by innovative individuals and organizations. Recognizing the evolving nature of business, true innovators originate forward-thinking concepts to instigate improvement.” Under this criteria, Zyncro has been selected as national finalist in the innovation category at the European Business Awards.

    What are the European Business Awards (EBA)?

    The European Business Awards have been shining a light on the most innovative businesses that, like Zyncro, seek ongoing improvement and development, by promoting success, innovation and ethics in the European business community.

    These awards support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe by:

    · Drawing attention to and recognizing our best businesses and what they are doing,

    · Enabling companies of all sizes and industries to compare themselves to and learn from the very best in Europe,

    · Stimulating debate about the future shape, form and substance of the business community in Europe at national and international level.

    From the EBA’s several categories, Zyncro has been nominated in the innovation category. It is an award that recognizes the importance of innovation as a strategy to influence ongoing business development. After being nominated as finalists, we know hope to go on to be national winners, so we need your vote.

    How can I support and vote for Zyncro as national finalist in the award for Innovation?

    The voting process is very simple:

    1. Click this link , where you will go straight to Zyncro’s nomination
    2. You can check out Zyncro’s video presentation, with our CEO, Lluís Font
    3. Complete your data to be able to vote (email, username and password). Don’t worry, the registration information is used only to check that you are a valid user and won’t be used for any other purpose. It makes sure everything is above board.

    Zyncro, once again with innovation. Are you with Zyncro? Vote for us!


  • Eirene Ramos 9:00 am on September 17, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro receives a new award for technology innovation 

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    Updated on September 27: Thanks to everyone who joined us at the awards ceremony!


    In light of the crucial role that innovation takes in creating dynamism in business activities these days and in which Zyncro plays its part, the COETTC (Colegio de Ingenieros Técnicos y Peritos de Telecomunicaciones de Cataluña) has awarded us with the ex aequo award for Technology Innovation, a new recognition that we receive with much pleasure and enthusiasm, and which gives us that extra push to continue working for business innovation.

    Their Awards for Business Excellence in ICT are presented each year, and on this occasion, have gone to institutions and companies like Aventia (“Business Excellence” category), Sant Cugat City Council (“Sustainable Development” category), Televisión de Catalunya, Cadena Ser and the newspaper Ara. In the technology innovation category, in which this year we have been presented with the award together with Serhs Food Service, COETTC recognizes companies that stand out for creating value products that contribute to social, cultural or economic improvement, and for developing products that incorporate new features, techniques or technologies associated with IT and telecommunications.

    The awards will be presented during Diada de las Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (Catalan Telecommunications Day), which will take place on the morning of September 26 at CosmoCaixa. It is one of the most important and representative events of the ICT sector both in Catalonia and in the rest of the Spanish state. This 11th edition will cover ICT from the areas of business creation and talent retention, discussing current news topics in the ICT sector, and analyzing the new trends this year and the forecast for the upcoming months.

    At the end of the day, the Awards for Business Excellence will be presented, at which we hope we can count on your support. Zyncro will collect this new recognition for daily innovation, working to create technology development designed to improve business management.

    We want to share this award with all the companies that have joined Zyncro in the innovation revolution.

    Zyncro: innovating with you and your company day by day… Will you join us?


  • ZyncroBlog 3:00 pm on September 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro, finalist at the Bully Awards (once again!) 

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    This week is turning out to be a great one at Zyncro! Having received news that we have been awarded Best Startup of the Year according to EuroCloud Spain, and that we will compete within the same category in Europe, we have also heard that we have been chosen as finalists at the Bully Awards 2012 that reward innovation on a European scale!

    Market strategies, business idea, company growth in terms of the number of customers and adaption to customers’ specific needs, as well as expansion in new countries are some of the criteria assessed at the Bully Awards, and some of the reasons why we won the Young Bully in the 2011 edition.

    The 2012 nomination demonstrates the hard work and great effort made by the entire Zyncro team, headed up by Lluís Font and Dídac Lee. So once again we will reap the rewards for having chased after our goals with international recognition, this time highlighting our future potential, international growth, and constant improvement that has enabled us to pull ahead of the competition and place us as one of the leaders in the TMT (Technology, Communication Media, and Telecommunications) sector in Europe.

    Thanks to the jury of the Bully Awards for placing their confidence in us once again. We’re looking forward to Pathways to Exit on October 1–3 in Barcelona :)


  • Eirene Ramos 9:00 am on September 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro, Capside – FC Barcelona, Litebi – CECAV, and Arsys awarded by EuroCloud Spain 

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    Updated on October 4: Zyncro: Best Startup of the Year according to EuroCloud Spain! Thanks to EuroCloud for this recognition. The photo below shows Dídac Lee collecting the award: “My team wins the awards, I collect them”. Now on to the European award!


    EuroCloud, the European association of SaaS and cloud-computing providers has presented its awards at national level to this year’s best cloud-computing solutions, which include Zyncro and the new e-store fom FC Barcelona, in four different categories:


    • Best Startup: Zyncro. Headquartered in Barcelona and present in 14 countries, we already have more than 140,000 users. The key to our success? The creation of a cloud-based social software solution that adapts to the specific needs of each company. Our Enterprise Social Network is a system that enables information exchange in an organized, secure and fluid manner, boosting internal collaboration and improving productivity.
    • Best Case, Private Sector: the Capside – FC Barcelona e-commerce system, the new e-commerce platform from FC Barcelona is based on AWS technology. This infrastructure provides scalability, suitable load performance and availability, and criticality to the project of one of the leading sports club in the world.
    • Best Case, Public Sector: Litebi – CECAV, a business intelligence solution with SaaS model designed for the Center for Poultry and Animal Foodstuffs Quality of the Valencian Community (CECAV).
    • Best Cloud Solution: Arsys – CloudBuilder, pioneer Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution that enables the creation of a cloud-based data center.

    The awards will be presented on October 4 during the celebration of the latest edition of Cloud Day, which will be held in Barcelona. Later, on October 8 & 9, Zyncro will represent Spain in the Best Startup category at the EuroCloud Europe 2012 Awards in Luxembourg.

    EuroCloud has established a pioneer model in creating an international network organized into two levels, national and European, in which EuroCloud Spain is the local representation here in Spain. Its goal is to help companies that work in the SaaS and cloud-computing ecosystem to discover the benefits of this new model through a technology space for idea exchange and to create essential synergies that will give Spanish companies solutions. Its awards are presented with this goal.

    Zyncro is consolidating itself as one of the best Spanish startups of the year and is candidate for becoming one of the best on a European level, having received several recognitions and being nominated as finalist at numerous other awards such La Caixa EmprendedorXXI Award or the European Business Award.


  • Eirene Ramos 4:00 pm on July 25, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro, finalist in the La Caixa EmprendedorXXI awards 

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    Last Tuesday, July 10, they released the names of the entrepreneurial companies throughout Spain selected as finalists from the 800 participants in the 21st edition of the EmprendedorXXI awards, presented by La Caixa and ENISA… and Zyncro is one of them!

    Photo from the La Caixa EmprendedorXXI - http://www.emprendedorxxi.com

    Zyncro has been selected as finalist in the crecesXXI category, which recognizes startups over 2 years old, with the award going to the company with the most significant results, an ambitious growth plan, and a highly driven team capable of applying and carrying out that plan; requirements that Zyncro fulfills, given its ongoing goal to grow and extend its market.

    In just three years, we already have headquarters in Barcelona and offices Argentina, Mexico, France, Germany, the Benelux, Brazil, Japan, the United States, and soon in China, Italy and Scandinavia. With more than 100,000 users, 500 corporate customers, 50 partners across the world, Zyncro is already available in 9 languages, has 25 ZyncroApps, and develops 8 new release each year. Furthermore, we also have native applications for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry, a developers portal with two APIs, all designed to fully adapt and personalize the platform to our customers’ needs.

    The announcement of the winners of EmprendedorXXI awards will be made in October 2012. This award encourages us to continue growing, to find new markets, to seek out new goals and to continue innovating day by day. Winning it would be a recognition of the values and work we all share at Zyncro.

    We’ll keep you informed of developments, and in October we hope to be able to bring you the good news 😉


  • Patricia Fernandez Carrelo 10:38 am on December 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Excellence in communication has its award 

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    Last Thursday, December 15, the winners of the “National Communication Awards 2011” (in catalan) presented by the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Catalan regional government, were announced. Much to Zyncro’s  joy, Dídac Lee, our founder and alma mater, was presented with an award in the Internet category.


    Dídac Lee (FCB archive photo)

    Why give an award to a figure like Dídac Lee?

    Communication nowadays has varied in its models and forms, evolving towards a more horizontal structure in which anyone with an Internet access is capable of generating and above all, publishing and circulating content, giving their opinion on current events and life in general. Bloggers have been proclaimed the fifth power, with the ability to provide new data and new perspectives to everyday events taking place around us.

    From his own social communication channels (Twitter, Facebook…), through his companies such as Zyncro (in which he champions the optimization of corporate communication, as you already know) and from within Fútbol Club Barcelona, Dídac Lee has made his information flows democratic and has always worked on the premise of sharing knowledge and optimizing those flows.

    Now the Generalitat de Catalunya has recognized his communication efforts by presenting him (presenting us) with this award.

    Thanks and congratulations, Dídac, for communicating… and for communicating about us.

    The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, December 22 in the Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona at 7pm.

    At Zyncro, we applaud this acknowledgement. We are working so that this way of communicating instilled by Dídac becomes more visible and more tangible in organizations, in order to improve productivity, competitivity and business processes on a global level. By communicating, people can reach an understanding.

  • Lluis Font 12:00 pm on October 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro wins the Young Bully (Bully Awards 2011) 

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    Didac Lee & Luis Font with the Young Bully award

    Thursday was a very happy day at the Zyncro office (almost very – R.I.P. Steve Jobs) as on Wednesday we were awarded the Young Bully prize.  The prize was handed to the co-founders of ZyncroDídac Lee (Chairman) and Luis Font (CEO) during the Bully Awards ceremony at the Xalet de Montjuïc restaurant (Barcelona).

    The Bully Awards is a prize of recognition for leading technology and telecommunications firms on a European level and are based on criteria such as excellence, future potential, business ideas, market strategies or technological solutions.  This international recognition places Zyncro among the most important, valuable and promising start-ups on the continent.

    Being nominated as one of the 60 finalist companies was already great cause for satisfaction at the time but to actually take away the Young Bully, one of the Bully Awards categories that prizes businesses that are looking for or have received “Series A” funding (businesses that are in their initial phase), confirms that the steps taken up until this moment have followed the correct path.  It provides us with the right amount of recognition and motivation to continue efforts towards achieving our objectives and pushes us forward to look for new challenges, to keep growing and maturing as we have done so far.


  • Patricia Fernandez Carrelo 8:31 am on June 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro, winner of the BDigital Award for Innovation: The story of a journey 

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    The story of a journey

    The awarding of the BDigital Award for Digital Innovation took place on 31st of May.  These are prizes very much oriented towards supporting initiatives and projects, business-people and under-graduates that promote technological innovation in the digital world.

    Great was the expectation awakened within the Zyncro team from the moment we learned that we were finalists.  The hope of gaining recognition of such magnitude, a boost into the public eye after all the months, years… dedicated towards the project meant that from Girona/Barcelona to Argentina, as well as in Brazil and Japan, there were many people awaiting the final outcome.

    We even endured the wait alongside the team members of GooTaxi, from Sysandapp S.L, our opponents in the competition but brothers along the journey, team members from Inspirit Group incubator whose product for taxi requests via mobile applications is also marvellous. :)

    Finally during the BDibital Global Congress institutional act, the awarding of the prize began by informing us of the good news: Zyncro was the prize winner in the category for “small companies and entrepreneurs”!! 😀

    The joy was let loose at the Zyncro Barcelona office, the attendees at BDigital hugged each other, from both places we began to publish comments on Zyncro, tweeting, publishing on Facebook… how exciting!

    Collecting the prize was Dídac Lee and the Chairman of Inspirit, business group and Zyncro parent company as well as Albert Sampietro, CTO at Zyncro.

    The delight on Didac and Albert’s faces said it all.  It was a sheer honor to receive that prize after three hard years crossing dessert sands, a time in which Zyncro evolved, searching for its place in the marketplace, its very own functions, its personality… until it became the robust product with a clear identity that it is today: a business social network an intranet 2.0 in the cloud in which knowledge, documents and  people live side by side and interact with each other for the improvement of communication, productivity and motivation within the company.

    Thanks go out to the judges, to the participants, to the business partners… and of course, to the members of the team. :)  Without them it would not have been possible to even get to that scenario… but overall to their families, who always support the workloads of these insatiable entrepreneurs.

    And a special mention for our CEO, Luis Font, currently in Brazil where he is opening our new office and without whom Zyncro would not be setting off on the journey it is beginning… we would also like to add a dear THANK YOU to all of you who have congratulated us on Twitter, Facebook, in person or via e-mail.  It is such an honor to receive so much support via so many different channels! 😀

    If you would like to know more about the event and the awarding of the prize, you can follow the following Storify of the second day at the event (in Spanish, thanks @pisetpiset) or the press release issued by BDigital.

    In addition, we will be waiting for you to join us today for the presentation about “Corporate Social Networks” at the event that will take place between 11:30 and 12:30 during the BEST PRACTICES MARKETING AND THE USE OF SOCIAL NETWORKS WITHINT THE COMPANY session.

    Thanks everyone.  Zyncronized!


    To conclude, here is the information on all of the finalists in their different categoriesWell done to everybody for beings standards for measuring innovation! We are all in the same boat! :)

    Category for small companies and entrepreneurs

    Category for large and medium-sized companies

    Category for Under-Graduates, Public Sector Administration and Institutions

    • Recomana, Research Group DAMA from UPC
    • Rehabilitació Digital, from the Cámara Oficial de Contratistas de Obras (Official Chamber of construction contractors)
    • QuesTInSitu, Interactive Technologies research group (GTI) from UPF


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