TeamSnap CEO Dave DuPont Named Innovator of the Year in 2016 BizWest IQ Awards
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TeamSnap, whose online and mobile apps take sports organization and communication into the 21st century, today announced that its CEO and co-founder, Dave DuPont, was named Innovator of the Year as part of the BizWest IQ Awards.
The IQ Awards, started in 2000, honor the “Innovation Quotient” among companies and organizations based in Boulder and Broomfield counties, the Denver/Boulder corridor, Larimer and Weld counties, or are local divisions of national/international companies that have been instrumental in developing the most innovative products and services.
“I am honored to be named the Innovator of the Year, especially among such entrepreneurial competition,” Dave said. “So much credit, though, goes to my team. I, and we as a company, have only made it this far because of their efforts and accomplishments, and I thank them.”
As a dedicated team athlete and the son of a career military man, Dave DuPont learned early the value of tenacity, adaptability and teamwork. He carried those lessons into his early career as an oil field engineer in Africa, honed them through leadership roles in the computer industry and made them a centerpiece of TeamSnap, the company he founded in 2009 to help coaches and managers easily run their teams.
Under Dave’s leadership, TeamSnap has grown to 75 employees and raised more than $22 million in investor funding. Now, approaching 24 million addicted users and 10,000 more joining daily, TeamSnap has become the world's leading communication and coordination platform for sports teams, clubs and leagues. Part of the success of the company is due to Dave’s leadership style, emphasizing honesty, transparency and respect. The company shares information to an unusual degree and encourages active participation in decision-making at all levels. He strongly pushes himself and his management team to walk the talk, and is rewarded by a highly invested and loyal team dedicated to success.