Red Herring’s Top 100 Europe list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.
“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across Europe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Zonerider embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Zonerider should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”
Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in Europe
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Zonerider has unique patented technology that turns ordinary wireless networks into secure revenue producing and intelligent hotspots, our vision is for a connected world where anyone anywhere can contribute their broadband capacity and participate in a global wifi community and earn income from this. Broadband becomes democratised and is proliferated through an open market mechanism of commercial and social driving forces.
We do this with a clever Windows program called The Zonerider Gateway and will work behind any wifi or even wired hardware, servicing the smallest to the largest and complex enterprise networks.
We believe the best way to spread broadband is to allow ordinary people to become broadband stakeholders taking a ground-up approach, and with the power of everyone sharing this vision, broadband will spread through enterprising projects and initiatives in developing countries and become more accessible and mobile in western societies