Fostering Small Business Success Through Competition

2012 Contest

winners

From L to R: Raymer Sale, Gwinnett Chamber Board Chair; Aaron Aycock, Founder and President, CubeVibe; Shara Aycock, CubeVibe; Jim Maran, President, Gwinnett Chamber; Leland Strange, President, Intelligent Systems.

Software Developer Wins 2nd Annual Gwinnett Entrepreneur Contest
CubeVibe receives over $10,000 in Cash and Prizes

(Gwinnett/Metro Atlanta News) April 27, 2012 – Partnership Gwinnett and Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development, in partnership with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and Intelligent Systems announced today the finalists and winner of the second annual small business plan contest – The Amazing Entrepreneur. The competition, designed to foster innovation and small business growth in Gwinnett and metro Atlanta, named human resource management software provider, CubeVibe, as the 2012 Amazing Entrepreneur.

“We are humbled and very excited to have been selected as the winner of the 2012 Amazing Entrepreneur Contest,” said Aaron Aycock, Owner of CubeVibe. “CubeVibe is very proud to be apart of a community that recognizes entrepreneurial efforts and building business.”

Other Contest Finalists included:

  • Certification Consultants- a firm providing consultation to women and minority-owned businesses on certification for securing government contracts.
  • Hosted Surveillance- offering direct-to-end-user offsite video surveillance services designed particularly for small businesses.

“The Small Business Development Center works to help entrepreneurs and small business owners find the resources essential to successful development,” said Robert Andoh, Gwinnett Area Director at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). “This Amazing Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition is a great way to encourage individuals with vision and drive to create a solid plan and turn their dream into a reality. The SBDC congratulates The 2012 Amazing Entrepreneur Business Plan Contest Winner, Aaron Aycock of CubeVibe, as well as Certification Consultants and Hosted Surveillance on being finalists in this year’s competition.”

CubeVibe will receive a prize package that includes: $2,500 cash, a trip to Sage Software’s customer conference in Nashville, a one-year Chamber membership, a one-year participation in the Chamber’s Gwinnett Business Institute program ($180 value), and a consultation with an attorney from Arnall Golden Gregory ($2,500 value), among other prizes.

“Partnership Gwinnett has a solid focus on small business and entrepreneurial growth,” said Mark Farmer, Director, Entrepreneurship & Information Services, with Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development. “Our goal is to facilitate the success of start-ups and small business; we believe that this second annual contest supports our economic development efforts by providing grassroots support to local entrepreneurs.”

Sponsors for the contest are:

  • Intelligent Systems (Lead Sponsor)
  • Jackson EMC (Gold Sponsor)
  • Charter Business (Silver Sponsor)

“The Amazing Entrepreneur Contest is designed to provide support to start-ups and to promote entrepreneurship in Gwinnett,” said Leland Strange, President of Intelligent Systems. “Nurturing the development of these small businesses will directly impact the further economic growth of our community at large. The investment of time and resources into the efforts of this contest harness the power that lies right here within our community.”

The contest finalists and winner were announced today at the Gwinnett Chamber’s Pinnacle Awards, recognizing community small businesses and local entrepreneurs as a pivotal contributor to America’s economic growth and stability.