ATLANTA, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Will Seippel, Founder and CEO of Atlanta-based WorthPoint Corporation, an Internet-based data and media company that offers a vast database of sales records on art, antiques and collectibles, has been nominated for two prestigious “2008 Spirit of Endeavor Awards” by the AeA Southeast Council. The awards recognize outstanding individuals and companies in the region’s high-tech community.
Seippel was nominated for awards in two categories: Technology Entrepreneur and Technology Innovation. The three other awards categories are Outstanding Leadership, Emerging Business and Leadership in Technology Education.
Five finalists will be chosen for each category by a selection committee comprised of representatives from the Southeast technology community. Finalists will be recognized at an AeA awards banquet on September 18 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.
About WorthPoint Corporation
WorthPoint Corporation ( http://www.worthpoint.com ) is a Web 2.0-based data and media company that offers a vast database of sales records on art, antiques and collectibles. Founded in 2007, WorthPoint has quickly become the world’s largest social network for researching the worth of antiques and collectibles. WorthPoint helps collectors understand the worth of their items, and provides expert advice from its team of Worthologists on how to preserve or sell antiques and collectibles. WorthPoint recently announced plans to acquire Dublin, Ohio-based GoAntiques, the oldest Antiques-and-collectibles site on the Web. It offers 600,000 items from more than 1,300 dealers in 31 countries and the world’s largest antiques and collectibles price guide, PriceMiner(R). GoAntiques logs nearly a million visits and thousands of transactions each month and has more than 350,000 registered members.
WorthPoint is headquarters in the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) on the campus of Georgia Tech.
AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association) is the nation’s largest technology trade association representing all segments of the high-tech industry. AeA lobbies governments at the state, federal and international levels, provides access to capital and business opportunities, and offers select business services and networking programs. AeA ( http://www.aeanet.org ) has headquarters in Washington, DC, and Santa Clara, California. AeA’s Southeast Council represents the high-tech industry in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Steve Johnson, Corporate Communications, WorthPoint Corporation
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