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Veterans4Quality® receives a $10,000 grant from The General Motors (GM) Foundation

May 17, 2017

GM Foundation
 

AUSTIN, TX (May 17, 2017) Veterans4Quality® received a $10,000 grant from The General Motors (GM) Foundation during their second annual Celebrity Charity Jeopardy event on April 28, 2017 in Austin, TX.

Veterans4Quality leaders joined three other area nonprofits in a lively game of Jeopardy that challenged GM division leaders and the nonprofit directors to answer questions about GM and each participating organization. In the end, each nonprofit received a $10,000 grant made possible by The GM Foundation.

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Bridge360 Celebrates 15 Years of Software Excellence

June 10, 2016
Austin Business Journal

Celebrating 15 Years!
 

Company stands test of time staying true to its mission: Quality Software = Client Delight

AUSTIN ― For the past 15 years, Bridge360 has been delivering the promise to protect their client's software releases, upgrade, conversions and creations by rigorously coding, testing and correcting defects before their customers find them.


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Bridge360, with Support of Community Technology Partners, Launches Nonprofit for Veterans

November 3, 2015
Veterans 4 Quality
 

Veterans4Quality™ proof of concept sees enough success to stand alone, graduating 62 veterans through the curriculum and on-the-job training program.

AUSTIN ― The software quality training program geared specifically for U.S. veterans, Veterans4Quality™, launched its fifth course with fall classes starting September 8th. In just one year, the program has provided instruction to 62 veterans; most of whom have already been placed into full-time jobs within the industry.

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Veterans4Quality™ Starts Fifth Semester of Quality Assurance Training Program

September 15, 2015
Veterans 4 Quality
 

Filling a need for both software quality assurance professionals and helping returning veterans transition into civilian careers, Bridge360 has begun its fifth session of the Veterans4Quality™ training program. Military veterans are taught software testing skills in both classroom instruction and paid internships.

AUSTIN ― The software quality training program geared specifically for U.S. veterans, Veterans4Quality™, launched its fifth course with fall classes starting September 8th. In just one year, the program has provided instruction to 62 veterans; most of whom have already been placed into full-time jobs within the industry.

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Bridge360 Among Software 500 for Second Consecutive Year

October 21, 2014
Software Magazine Cover
 

Bridge360 moves up on the Software 500 list of the world’s largest software and services organizations.

AUSTIN ― For the second consecutive year, software quality assurance leader Bridge360 is among the top software companies in the world, listed by Software Magazine to its 32nd Annual Software 500 list — a ranking of the top software and services organizations.

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Bridge360 Honors First Class of Veterans4Quality™ Training Program

September 3, 2014
Veterans 4 Quality
 

Bridge360’s Veterans4Quality™ program provides a fast track for returning veterans to enter quality assurance jobs in Austin.

AUSTIN ― Bridge360, an Austin-based software quality assurance company, celebrated its charter class of the Veterans4Quality™ training program today at the Veterans4Quality Certificate Ceremony hosted by Whole Foods Market, one of the program’s first employment partners.

Brenda Hall Discusses Bridge360's Veterans4Quality Program with Time Warner Cable News (September 2, 2014)

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Bridge360 Makes Inc. 5000 List for Second Straight Year

August 22, 2014
Inc. 5000 Logo
 

Austin-based software quality assurance company, Bridge360, earns place on Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest growing private companies in America.

AUSTIN ― For the second consecutive year, Bridge360 is named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America. Bridge360 is listed no. 2,740 on the 2014 list that monitors growth over the previous three-year period.

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Veterans4Quality Students Move
to On-The-Job Training


June 9, 2014
Whole Foods and V4Q Program
 

AUSTIN ― In April, software quality assurance leader Bridge360, initiated a fast-track training program for returning veterans to transition into careers as software quality assurance engineers. Having completed the first stage of classroom instruction, the inaugural class of students has now moved on to the on-the-job training phase of the program.

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New Veterans Training Program Fulfills Dual Need: Jobs for Military Vets and Skilled Workers for High Tech Industry

May 19, 2014
Veterans 4 Quality
 

Bridge360’s Veterans4Quality™ program provides a fast track for returning veterans to enter quality assurance jobs in Austin.

AUSTIN ― Bridge360, an Austin-based software quality assurance company, has launched Veterans4Quality™ to accelerate training for returning veterans to enter the high tech profession. The free fast-track training program for returning veterans provides coursework and hands-on training to allow military veterans to transition into careers as software quality assurance engineers.

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Bridge360 CEO, Brenda Hall, featured in Entrepreneur.com article

November 11, 2013

Entrepreneur Magazine recently tapped Bridge360 CEO, Brenda Hall, for her expert analysis of Quality Assurance and Testing. Hall weighed in on the topic with her thoughts on the proper checks and balances that should be applied to all website and software development projects.

Read the full article published November 8 on Entrepreneur.com

Bridge360 Makes Austin Business Journal's Fast 50 List

October 22, 2013
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Bridge360 included as one of Austin's fastest growing companies according to the Austin Business Journal's Fast 50 list.

AUSTIN ― Bridge360, a custom software developer focused on solving complex application issues with superior quality assurance, has once again been recognized as a Fast 50 company by the Austin Business Journal. Bridge360 experienced revenue growth of 58.21% from 2010 to 2012 to earn the 21st spot on the list for companies in the sub $10 million revenue category.

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Bridge360 Makes Debut Onto Software 500 List

September 16, 2013
Software Magazine Cover for September 2013, Volume 32, Number 4; showcasing the 2013 ranking for the 500 largest software and service providers.
 

Following multiple years of accelerated growth, Bridge360 makes its way onto the Software 500 list of the world's largest software and services organizations at No. 473.

AUSTIN ― Software and application development company, Bridge360, has joined the ranks of some of the world’s most recognizable corporations by earning its way onto the Software 500 list — a ranking of the top software and services organizations compiled by Software Magazine.

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Bridge360 Lands on Highly Regarded Inc. 5000 List

August 26, 2013
Inc. 5000 Logo
 

Austin-based software and application development company, Bridge360, earns place on Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest growing private companies in America.

AUSTIN ― In a year full of honors for Bridge360, the accolades continue to pour in for the software and applications services company with its latest inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. Bridge360 earned the position of 1,549 on the 2013 list that monitors growth over the previous three-year period.

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Bridge360 Named One of Austin's Top Women-Owned Companies

August 9, 2013
 
 

Bridge360 continues its steady growth and continual climb up the Austin Business Journal's list of top women-owned businesses in Austin.

AUSTIN ― What started out over 12 years ago as a small technical quality assurance company has today grown to become one of Austin's leading woman-owned businesses with a global reach.

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Bridge360's Cavin Presenting at 15th HCI International Conference in Las Vegas

July 22, 2013
HCI International 2013 Conference logo
 

Software engineer and astronomy professor offers astronomy tool to assist in revealing the presence of stars and exo-planets at Human-Computer Interaction conference.

LAS VEGAS ― Bridge360’s senior software engineer, Jerry Cavin, will present his work on the poster paper "A HCI/AI Tool for Astronomy" at the 15th Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) International Conference at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas.

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Bridge360 Honored with International Service Award

May 23, 2013
Chris Durand, Brenda Hall and John Brooks with 2013 International Service Award Certificate
(From L to R) – Chris Durand, CTO; Brenda Hall, CEO; John Brooks, VP Engineering

Austin-based software application development and integration company is recognized for its service to medium and large US companies expanding into global markets.

AUSTIN ― Custom software application developer and integrator, Bridge360, was awarded the 2013 International Service Award by GlobalAustin and the Austin Chamber of Commerce at the Third Annual Austin International Export Awards: An Evening with the Consular Corps on May 22.

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Bridge360 Ranked as Austin Fast 50 Company

October 23, 2012
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Bridge360 is one of the fastest growing companies in Austin according to the Austin Business Journal's Fast 50 Ranking for 2012

AUSTIN ― Bridge360, a custom software developer focused on critical proprietary applications, is the 19th fastest growing company in Austin according to the Austin Business Journal's Fast 50 Rankings for 2012. Bridge360 grew 98 percent from 2009-2011 to earn a spot on the listing for companies with revenue under $10 million.

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Bridge360's Brenda Hall nominated for Austin Business Journal CEO Award

October 2, 2012

After leading Bridge360 in a record growth year, CEO is recognized among Austin's best CEOs.

AUSTIN ― In a year when Bridge360 is seeing record growth and is ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in Austin as well as one of the Top Women-Owned Austin companies, recognition for CEO Brenda Hall was inevitable. And on Sept. 27, she was honored by the Austin Business Journal as a nominee for the Austin's Best Small Company CEO.

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Bridge360 Named a Top
Woman-Owned Business


August 14, 2012

Climbing 17 spots, the Austin Business Journal recognized Bridge360 as one of the most steadily growing woman-owned companies in Austin.

AUSTIN ― Brenda Hall is an architectural collaborator by self-definition. At least, she hoped to convey that through her software application development company's name: Bridge360.

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Bridge360 is Finalist for Top Export Service Provider Award at 2012 Austin International Awards

May 7, 2012

Austin-based software application development company honored by District Export Council for helping more than 30 U.S. companies establish an international presence.

AUSTIN ― In concurrence with World Trade Month, Bridge360 was honored as a finalist for the Export Service Provider Award at the 2012 Second Annual International Awards: An Evening with the Consular Corps on May 3 at The Four Seasons Hotel in Austin.

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Bridge360 CEO Brenda Hall Appointed to Vice Chairman of the National District Export Council (DEC)

December 6, 2011

Austin-based Software Application Development Company CEO will help shape trade and export policy.

AUSTIN ― Brenda Hall, CEO of Bridge360 and global business leader, was recently elected to a new board position as Vice Chairman of the U.S. District Export Council (DEC). In this role, she will be the Chief Operating Officer of the DEC and will be charged with building infrastructure such as policies, technology and funding sources.

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Bridge360 CEO to Speak at National District Export Council Conference & Exposition

November 2, 2011

Brenda Hall joins prestigious international business leaders of influential companies and government organizations at the conference devoted to international trade skills, content and educational workshops.

AUSTIN ― Brenda Hall, CEO of Bridge360, will speak at the National District Export Council Conference & Exposition, Nov. 2 - 5 at the Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada. As the Secretary-Treasurer of the U.S. District Export Council National Steering Committee, Hall will share her expertise on how technology and social media can be an essential element to expanding international business presence.

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Bridge360 Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

October 18, 2011
Chris Durand, Morgan McCollough, Brenda Hall, John Cavazos and James Cavazos gathered around a birthday cake, while Brenda makes the first cut.

(From L to R) – Chris Durand, CTO; Morgan McCollough; Brenda Hall, CEO; John Cavazos and James Cavazos. Morgan, John and James were Bridge360's first employees.

Austin-based software application development company attributes success to its partnership with clients, employee dedication and innovative solutions.

AUSTIN ― Bridge360, a custom software application development company, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this week with a giant "thank you" to clients, employees and the community.

Working with clients to reach their full potential with quality software products and systems has been the compelling focus of the company's steady growth over the last 10 years. With its launch one month after 9/11, Bridge360 has weathered the storms of the last decade and has been committed to client success from the beginning.

"Despite the ongoing changes in this uncertain climate, Bridge360 has remained a strong leader for custom software application on an international level," said Brenda Hall, CEO of Bridge360. "As we reflect upon the last 10 years, our accomplishments are largely due to the integral relationships we have forged with clients."

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Bridge360 Expands Services and Experiences Rapid Growth

June 22, 2011

Taking the lead from clients, Bridge360 has refocused its service offering on custom software and application development.

AUSTIN ― Software changes everything. Or at least that has been a core belief for Brenda Hall, the founder of Bridge360. Helping clients reach their full potential with quality software products and systems has been the driving focus of the company's steady growth over the last 10 years. As clients have been faced with more complex challenges with everything from mainframe to mobile, Bridge360 continues to answer their call. Bridge360's latest expansion in services is expected to help the company see the largest growth in its history, doubling in size and requiring a move to larger office space in August.

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Bridge360 CEO Brenda Hall to Speak at Trade Texas Style at the Headliners Club in Austin

May 16, 2011

Brenda Hall will discuss ways to avoid technical and cultural faux pas when working in new international markets.

AUSTIN - Trade Texas Style: Expanding Your International Presence is a half-day learning opportunity for businesses that want to explore new markets. Brenda Hall, CEO of Bridge360 and Secretary of the United States National District Export Council, joins six other Texas business leaders in sharing expertise to help businesses capitalize on opportunities and expand trade proactively. Trade Texas Style will be held at the Headliners Club in the Chase Building on May 19 from 8-11:15 a.m.

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Bridge360 CEO Among Export Delegation to meet with White House

April 11, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. ― As the Secretary/Treasurer of the National District Export Council (DEC) Steering Committee, Bridge360 CEO Brenda Hall will join other DEC executive leadership team members in meetings with the White House Reorganization Team to discuss Free Trade Agreements and the restructuring of the U.S. Commercial Service on April 12.

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Bridge360 CEO to Speak at Prestigious Montana Economic Development Summit

September 13, 2010

Brenda Hall joins a leadership showcase of speakers including Steve Ballmer, Warren Buffett, Jeff Immelt and Bob Iger at the summit dedicated to expanding business opportunities for Montana companies.

Brenda Hall, CEO of Bridge360, will speak at the Montana Economic Development Summit, Sept. 13-14 on the campus of the University of Montana. As the Secretary-Treasurer of the U.S. District Export Council National Steering Committee, Hall will speak on a panel focused on trade resources for Montana.

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Bridge360 Joins Partner Camelot Information Systems to Ring The Opening Bell℠ at the NYSE

July 23, 2010

In celebration of China-based Camelot Information Systems Initial Public Offering on the New York Stock Exchange, executives from Camelot, joined by Bridge360 CEO, rang The Opening Bell℠.

Bridge360 CEO Brenda Hall, joined partner Camelot Information Systems, Inc., (NYSE: CIS) CEO Simon Ma and COO Heidi Chou to ring The Opening Bell℠ at the New York Stock Exchange this morning. The visit to the NYSE was in celebration of Camelot's initial public offering on July 21, 2010. Camelot, headquartered in Beijing, China, is a leading provider of business solutions and IT services.

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Bridge360 Appoints Philip Smith As Director Of Professional Services
June 15, 2010

Seasoned technology veteran brings more than 20 years experience leading global technology teams at Fortune 100 companies to head Bridge360's professional services team.

Bridge360 announced today that Fortune 100 technology leader Philip Smith has joined the company as Director of Professional Services. Smith is a former Project Lead at HP and EDS, and brings more than 20 years of expertise in the project management sector.

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National District Export Council Steering Committee Elects Bridge360 CEO Brenda Hall as Secretary

December 2, 2009

Brenda Hall, CEO of Bridge360 and international business leader, was recently elected as the Secretary of the National Steering Committee of the U.S. District Export Council and to serve as Electronic Communications Committee Chair.

The United States District Export Council (DEC) recently named Austin international business leader Brenda Hall, CEO of Bridge360, to its National Steering Committee, at its annual conference in Washington, DC.

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Bridge360 Technologists Present Papers @HCI International 2009

July 22, 2009

Austin-based Bridge360, a technical quality leader for software internationalization and quality assurance announced today that Bridge360's CTO, Chris Durand and Morgan McCollough, Advisory Globalization Engineer presented their papers at the 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 2009. This conference is the recognized international forum for the dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on theoretical, generic and applied areas of Human- Computer Interaction (HCI).

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Bridge360 Achieves China Software Certification with Zilliant, the First Mid-Sized Software Company to Secure CESI Certification

March 2, 2009

Austin-based Bridge360, a technical quality leader for software internationalization and localization, partnered with Zilliant, Inc., to become the first software company to secure the China Electronics Standardization Institute (CESI) GB 18030 Certification from outside of China.

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Brenda Hall and Chris Durand and members of the Bridge360 Team at the ABJ Fast50 Event.