NEW YORK, NY and PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - May 31, 2012) - 10gen, the company behind MongoDB, today announced that CEO Dwight Merriman is a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 program in the New York region. The annual award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Awards will be presented at an exclusive gala on June 19, 2012, at the New York Marriott Marquis hotel.
"I am honored to be included as a finalist in this celebration of New York's entrepreneurs," said Dwight Merriman, CEO and co-founder of 10gen. "I am very fortunate to have the support of 10gen's passionate and talented team and the incredible MongoDB community that drives our company forward." The Entrepreneur Of The Year Program, now in its 26th year, has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Program. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
10gen is the initiator, contributor and continual sponsor of MongoDB, offering production support, training, consulting and online management services for the database. Thousands of leading Web 2.0 companies as well as Fortune 500 enterprises have adopted MongoDB. 10gen is funded by Flybridge Capital Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Sequoia Capital and Union Square Ventures. For more information, visit www.10gen.com or www.mongodb.org. Follow us on Twitter at @MongoDB and @10gen.
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