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The NYSE Big StartUp Finalists to Ring The Closing BellŪ
For Release: 29 May 12
On Wednesday, May 30, the 10 finalists from the NYSE Big StartUpSM competition will visit the New York Stock Exchange to ring The Closing Bell. The following is a list of the finalists representing various cities across the United States:

  1. Social Picks, Foster City, CA
  2. E-stet, Los Angeles, CA
  3. Task Us, Santa Monica, CA
  4. Bath & Granite 4 Less, Denver, CO
  5. ConferenceEdge, Denver, CO
  6. The Fresh Diet, North Miami, FL
  7., Bloomington, IN
  8. BookingMarkets, Secaucus, NJ
  9. Loginaut, New York, NY
  10., New York, NY
NYSE Euronext (NYX), in collaboration with the Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) and The StartUp America Partnership is pleased to host these winner of The NYSE Bell Ringing Competition as a part of the NYSE Big StartUpSM, a nationwide jobs-growth initiative designed to connect young companies and entrepreneurs with corporate

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
NYSE Security Checkpoint at the corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street
3:30 p.m.            Media escorted into the building for bell ringing
4:00 p.m.            The Closing Bell rings
Media interested in covering the bell MUST contact Farhan Husain at 212.656.5452 or
Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141), and Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420). The Closing Bell (starting at 3:55 pm) feed is available via Ascent loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.
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About the Entrepreneurs' Organization
The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) is a dynamic global network of more than 8,000 business owners in 40 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, the year 2012 marks EO's 25th anniversary. With its transformative experiences and unparalleled peer network, EO transforms the lives of the entrepreneurs who transform the world. EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Membership in one of EO's 120 chapters is by invitation only; the average member is 41 years old with annual revenues of US$17.3 million. For more information on EO, visit or call +1.703.519.6700.
About The Startup America Partnership
The Startup America Partnership was launched at the White House in response to President Obama's call to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation. The Partnership is bringing together an alliance of major corporations, funders, service providers, mentors and advisors working to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of high-growth enterprises in the U.S. AOL co-founder Steve Case chairs the Partnership and the Kauffman and Case Foundations are founding partners. American Airlines, American Express OPEN, Dell Inc., Intuit Inc., Microsoft and NYSE Euronext are sponsors. The Partnership will identify, measure and report on the effectiveness of cross-sector collaboration in support of entrepreneurial ventures and its effect on job creation and growth.  For more information on the Partnership, visit  and follow us at and

About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company's exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext's equities markets - the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE MKT, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca - represent one-third of the world's equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world's second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index. For more information, please visit: