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BONITA SPRINGS, Florida, Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Interactyx, the developer of the TOPYX® learning management system (LMS) software, is honored to be named among 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. Interactyx was selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to Watch™, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.
Interactyx's team, competitive market position and strong community involvement were among several factors that put them in contention for the award.
"These stand-out companies are all led by entrepreneurs, and have demonstrated their capacity and intent to grow," said Dr. Tom O'Neal, executive director of the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and associate vice president for the University of Central Florida's Office of Research and Commercialization. "They also all have critical intellectual property or a niche position that gives them a competitive edge in their markets," he said.
TOPYX LMS is a fully-hosted, learning management system with no user, data or implementation fees. TOPYX clients include global Fortune 100 public companies, midsize private companies, nonprofits organizations, associations, governmental agencies and educational institutions. Clients choose TOPYX because of its outstanding value, ease of use, engaging peer-to-peer learning tools, and dedicated support teams to provide compliance training, external portals, sales training and other online learning management needs.
"This is a strong group of companies that deserve this special recognition given annually to the state's top second stage companies," said Dr. O'Neal. Second-stage companies are defined as those with six to 150 full-time employees and between $750,000 and $100 million in annual revenue. There are many programs and incubators promoting start-up businesses; GrowFL is the only Florida program that focuses exclusively on second-stage companies.
"We are very honored that Interactyx was named to the Florida Company to Watch list by GrowFL, the Florida Economic Gardening Institute and the Edward Lowe Foundation," states Alfred R. Novas, Chief Executive Officer of Interactyx. "We are proud to be headquartered and growing our Company and team in Lee County. We also wish to thank the Lee County Economic Development Office for their support over the years. We expect to continue to grow our international software development company and contribute to the economic ecosystem here in Southwest Florida."
The 50 companies named the 2016 Florida Companies to Watch generated a total of more than $1.1 billion in revenue and added nearly 1,200 employees between 2012 and 2015.
Together, the companies project a 30 percent increase in revenue and 33 percent increase in job growth in 2016.
Companies named to the list will be officially recognized November 3rd at the Hard Rock Live, Universal CityWalk, Orlando, Florida.
GrowFL (http://www.growfl.com) provides strategies, resources and support, including strategic research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring and leadership development, to second-stage Florida companies. Created by the Florida legislature in 2009 and grounded in the philosophy of Economic Gardening® — growing existing businesses in a community, region or state. GrowFL is a critical component of the state's economic development strategy and Florida's entrepreneurial ecosystem. GrowFL is certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation.
About the Edward Lowe Foundation:
Established in 1985, the Edward Lowe Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship through research, recognition and educational programs, which are delivered through entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs). The foundation focuses on second-stage companies — those that have moved beyond the startup phase and seek significant, steady growth. In addition, the foundation has a second mission of land stewardship and is committed to preserving the natural resources and historically significant structures at Big Rock Valley, its 2,600-acre home in southwest Michigan.
Interactyx, the developer of TOPYX (https://topyx.com) learning management system (LMS), is a global eLearning software company providing engaging and interactive learning experiences to learners, businesses, associations and nonprofit organizations of any size.
Since 1995, Interactyx has worked with educational programs to develop engaging learning management solutions. Interactyx is at the forefront of developing eLearning and social LMS solutions that engage learners and enhance collaborative learning environments. TOPYX has gained acceptance as an innovative, affordable solution to deliver a complete eLearning software solution meeting the needs of today's learner that is the best value in social learning management software.
Interactyx is an Inc. magazine 5000 recognized company for three consecutive years.
Alfred R. Novas
Chief Executive Officer and Director
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