Boulder, CO – The Boulder County Business Report (BCBR) announced the 32 finalists for its annual Innovation Quotient (IQ) Awards and Crescent Moon Snowshoes was selected as a finalist for its snowshoe binding called the SPL binding system under the category of sports and outdoor products.

The 10 most-innovative companies will be announced live at BCBR’s twelfth annual IQ Awards for innovation on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011.

“It’s great to receive recognition from one of the greatest entrepreneurial communities in the world”, said Jake Thamm, President of Crescent Moon, commenting about BCBR’s IQ award. “We’re honored to be considered among all these outstanding companies.”

This year, BCBR received nearly 60 nominations from companies in the Boulder Valley and selected three finalists in each of 10 business categories. The finalists, along with their nomination categories follow:

Green/Sustainability

  • OPX Biotechnologies Inc., Boulder
  • Green Garage, Boulder
  • Noonday Solar Inc., Boulder

Social Media / Mobile Apps

  • Backpacker Magazine, Boulder
  • BlogFrog Inc., Boulder
  • Gnip Inc., Boulder

Nonprofits

  • Boulder Shelter for the Homeless, Boulder
  • Center for Resource Conservation – ReSource Tool Library, Boulder
  • Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence, Boulder

Software

  • Accurence Inc., Westminster
  • Gorilla Logic, Broomfield
  • Red Earth Software Inc., Boulder

Natural Products

  • Cooper Tea Co., Louisville
  • JJ’s Sweets, Boulder
  • Justin’s Nut Butter, Boulder

Sports & Outdoors

  • Crescent Moon Snowshoes, Boulder
  • Sea to Summit Inc., Boulder
  • Salewa USA LLC dba Dynafit, Boulder

Consumer

  • Agloves, Boulder
  • Backjoy, Boulder
  • WINGStand.com, Boulder

Internet / Web

  • EarthvisionZ LLC, Boulder
  • Standing Cloud Inc., Boulder
  • Widgix LLC dba Survey Gizmo, Boulder

Innovation Accelerator

  • Boulder Innovation Center, Boulder
  • Longmont Entrepreneurial Network, Longmont

Business Products & Services

  • iSupportU LLC, Boulder
  • Napkin Labs Inc., Boulder
  • Radish Systems LLC, Boulder

Crescent Moon Snowshoes, Sports and Outdoors

“Innovation in the Boulder Valley is stronger and more exciting than it’s ever been,” said Christopher Wood, publisher of the Boulder County Business Report. “We are extremely pleased to once again honor the most-innovative products and services in Boulder and Broomfield counties. Our judges spent many hours reviewing all the nominations, and we feel that they’ve come up with an incredible list of finalists.”

For more information on Boulder County Business Report’s IQ awards, go to www.IQawards.com.

About Crescent Moon Snowshoes

Crescent Moon Snowshoes has been recognized for its innovative designs and products in the snowshoe category since it began in 1997. All of its snowshoes, including those for trail and off-trail conditions for men, women, and kids, are hand-made in their factory located at 5401 Western Ave., Ste. C. in Boulder. For a more complete description of the company’s products and other information on the company go to www.crescentmoonsnowshoes.com or call 800-587-7655.

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