MyScienceWork wins NFAIS national "Startup Shootout" Competition   

March 15, 2017, Annapolis, MD – The 2017 Winner of the Year in the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) Startup Shootout was MyScienceWork, a startup organization that serves the whole scholarly community with services and products optimized by strong semantic algorithms and one of the largest databases of research content and profiles.

“The Startup Shootout is a venue that offers representatives of startup companies the opportunity to present their technologies and business models and field questions from the audience and a three-judge panel,” said Marcie Granahan, executive director of NFAIS. “We held the first Shootout in 2016 and it has proven to be an excellent vehicle for startups to share their products and services with their peers and with more experienced counterparts in the field.”

MyScienceWork, represented by COO Laurence Bianchini, competed with three other contestants for the title: Yewno, represented by Ruth Pickering, co-founder and chief strategy and business development officer; Code Ocean, with CEO Simon Adar presenting; and, represented by CEO Lenny Teytelman.

The judging panel was comprised of Kent R. Anderson, founder of Caldera Publishing Solutions, which provides strategic and business consulting for scientific and scholarly publishers; James Phimister, Principal, PHI Perspectives, a management consulting firm focused on supporting organic and inorganic growth for clients in information and science based markets; and Jason Rollins, Senior Director of Innovation, Clarivate Analytics, which owns and operates a collection of leading subscription-based services focused on scientific and academic research, patent analytics and regulatory standards, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence, trademark protection, domain brand protection and intellectual property management.

MyScienceWork received a plaque from NFAIS and an invitation to present in an upcoming NFAIS Webinar.

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The National Federation of Advanced Information Services ( NFAIS™) is a global, nonprofit, volunteer-powered membership organization that serves the information community - that is, all those who create, aggregate, organize, and otherwise provide ease of access to and effective navigation and use of authoritative, credible information. Member organizations represent a cross-section of content and technology providers, including database creators, publishers, libraries, host systems, information technology developers, content management providers and other related groups. They embody a true partnership of commercial, nonprofit and government organizations that embraces a common mission – to build the world's knowledge-base through enabling research and managing the flow of scholarly communication. NFAIS exists to promote the success of its members and for more than 50 years has provided a forum in which to address common interests through education and advocacy.