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UPNET TECHNOLOGIES NAMED FINALIST FOR 14TH ANNUAL TEKNE AWARDS

Minneapolis, MN, September 16, 2013 – The Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) has named UpNet Technologies, Inc. as a finalist in the Software category for the 2013 Tekne Awards, which will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Wednesday, November 6th. The Tekne Awards recognize and honor the top Minnesota companies and individuals who have shown superior technology innovation and leadership.

The 2013 Tekne Software Award will be awarded to the company who demonstrates innovation in software development or applications for business or consumer use.

UpNet Technologies designed and developed iEDeX™ (Information Enterprise Data Exchange™), a SaaS (Software as a Service) based data integration and transformation platform with the ability to integrate any type of data regardless the origination of the data. This innovative and dynamic solution is successfully advancing the speed of data conversion, partner integration and access to global business analytics, enabling companies to create customized business solutions to fit their entire business needs, a certain project or even a specific process, while bringing significant value to their competitive advantage and bottom line.

In its 14th year, the Tekne Awards shine a spotlight on Minnesota's science and technology industry by honoring those who’ve shown advancement and innovation in our tech-based economy including advanced manufacturing, information and security technologies. Presented by the MHTA, this community event draws nearly one thousand attendees, including Minnesota’s most influential businesses, political leaders and individuals. A full list of finalists is available online at http://www.tekneawards.org.

Recipients of the 2013 Tekne Awards will be announced at the award ceremony on November 6th. The event will begin with a VIP reception at 4:30 p.m., followed by general registration and reception at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., and the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. The event will be emceed by Paul Douglas, author, entrepreneur and meteorologist. To register for the 2013 Tekne Awards ceremony, visit www.tekneawards.org or contact Erika MacCallum at 952-230-4553 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About UpNet Technologies

UpNet Technologies, Inc., a leader in enabling businesses to effectively utilize technology. Founded in 1996, UpNet Technologies is an experienced integration and data transformation service provider delivering innovative B2B collaboration, next generation EDI technology and comprehensive supply/demand chain solutions. UpNet’s cost predictable SaaS solutions increase technical capabilities and flexibilities, providing the ability to better manage risk. Businesses large and small take advantage of the innovative iEDeX™ platform to effectively utilize technology to reduce internal costs, drive efficiency throughout their supply chain and effectively collaborate with trading partners. UpNet Technologies is privately held and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

About Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA)

MHTA is an innovation and technology association united in fueling Minnesota’s prosperity. We help bring together the people of Minnesota’s technology ecosystem and lead the charge in directing technology issues to Minnesota’s state capitol. MHTA is the only membership organization that represents Minnesota’s entire technology-based economy. MHTA members include organizations of every size − involved in virtually every aspect of technology creation, production, application and education in Minnesota. Find out more online at http://www.mhta.org or follow MHTA on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MHTA.

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