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TIECON 2014 ANNOUNCES PONG CASE AS A WINNER IN ITS TIE50 AWARDS PROGRAM


The TiE50 awards program recognizes the 50 hottest tech start-ups


ENCINITAS, Calif., May 19, 2014 – Pong Research Corporation, maker of the Pong Case for mobile devices, today announced that it was selected as a winner in the prestigious 2014 TiE50 Awards Program, putting it in an elite group of 50 winners selected from more than 2,800 companies. Pong engineers “intelligent antenna technology” that enables smartphones and tablets to interact optimally with both wireless networks and users. The Pong Case redistributes mobile device electromagnetic fields dramatically to reduce consumers’ exposure to wireless energy and improve transmitted signal. The patented design of the Pong Case also complements mobile device antenna architectures.


“At Pong, our mission is to develop cases that do more than offer protection from daily wear and tear. Our multi-patented passive coupling antenna technology has been tested in FCC-certified laboratories, making Pong the only case proven to reduce your exposure to wireless energy while also increasing your mobile device’s outbound signal strength.” said Kevin Passarello, EVP, Pong Research Corporation. “We are proud to be acknowledged as one of the top 50 start-ups by the TiE program and are excited to continue our work to bring smarter cases to mobile device users worldwide.”


“In the six short years since inception, the TiE 50 program has become a global brand that attracts thousands of companies worldwide for this recognition,” said Venktesh Shukla, president of TiE, Silicon Valley. “It is unique in terms of rigor of selection and the broad scope of companies that it reviews for this award and is one of TiE Silicon Valley’s most successful programs. It is also worth mentioning that this is the only awards recognition in technology to be held by a large global non-profit organization.”


About the TiE50 Awards
To determine the winner, a panel of experts screened the companies and created a list of the “2014 TiE50 Top Startups.” The list was then reviewed by a screening committee of deep domain experts. About 100 of the best of the breed companies were selected to the elite TiE50 Finalist pool who were judged by a panel of highly accomplished team made up of serial entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, angel investors, CEOs and well-rounded technology experts, to determine finalists and winners. Companies were evaluated on three parameters: Business Model, IP Value and Leadership team.


“This year the TiE50 Awards Program screened more than 2800 companies from 27 countries. The finalist pool is represented by early through late stage companies. A star attraction of the conference is TiE50 Finalist presentations. Audiences are treated to great ideas and amazing technologies,” said Ram K. Reddy, the program chair.


For further details on the TiE50, visit www.tie50.org.


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About Pong
Pong engineers “intelligent antenna technology” that enables smartphones and tablets to interact optimally with both wireless networks and users. The Pong Case redistributes mobile device electromagnetic fields dramatically to reduce consumers’ exposure to wireless energy and improve transmitted signal. The patented design of the Pong Case also complements mobile device antenna architectures. The Pong Case was developed by a team of PhD scientists trained at MIT, Princeton, Harvard and the University of Manchester. The Pong Case has shipped to more than 100 countries, is easy to put on and take off, comes in a rainbow of fashionable colors and styles, works anywhere in the world, and may be purchased at pongcase.com and amazon.com. Catterton Partners, named Private Equity Firm of the Year for 2013 by the The M&A Advisor, is the majority owner of Pong Case.

For more information, visit www.pongresearch.com.


About TiEcon
TiEcon is the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with loyal participation from top technology companies, leading venture capital firms, and global service providers. TiEcon 2012 attracted 3,000+ attendees from across the world – including CEOs of established companies to first-time entrepreneurs creating new companies, to leading investment professionals and corporate executives. TiEcon was listed by Worth Magazine in their September 2011 issue to be among the 10 Best Conferences for Ideas and Entrepreneurship along with TED and the World Economic Forum. For more information on TiEcon, visit http://www.tiecon.org/.


About TiE
TiE is a global not-for-profit organization fostering entrepreneurship through mentoring, education, and networking. We consider entrepreneurship to be the single most powerful instrument to advance global prosperity. Our greatest strength is our network of over 60 chapters in 17 countries with a worldwide membership exceeding 14,000 that includes successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate executives, and aspiring entrepreneurs. For more information on TiE, visit www.tie.org.