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Acquia, Podio and Others Make Enterprise 2.0 Launchpad Finals. Who Should Win?

It’s almost time for another Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston, which means it’s time for another Enterprise 2.0 Launchpad contest. The conference will be held June 20 to 23, and winners will be announced on the last day. Past contest winners have included Baydin, CubeTree and Meetzi.

The four finalists for the contest have been announced. Let’s take a look.


Acquia is the for-profit enterprise support company for Drupal. Acquia was founded by Drupal creator Dreis Buytaert in 2007. Drupal was our enterprise CMS of the year in 2010 in part on the strength of Acquia. We covered Al Jazeera’s use of Acquia/Drupal during the Egyptian crisis here.

Next Principles

Next Principles is the company behind the social CRM system nextCRM and its mobile counterpart nextMobile. The company website is sparse on details, and lacks any screenshots, so it’s difficult to tell how well this company lives up to its promise to provide a more simple CRM solution. The sketches shown in the company’s video submission seem straight forward, but it’s hard to get a sense of what product is capable of and how easy it really is to use.


Podio is an enterprise social software platform devoted to making it easy to build custom apps. We named Podio as one of our enterprise startups to watch in 2011.


Saba Software makes enterprise “social learning” products. Saba was ranked as a visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Employee Performance Management Software, and as a “niche player” (but very near the “challengers” line) in its Magic Quadrant for Workplace Social Software.

Which one do you think should win?

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