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Benseron Selected One of 50 Florida Companies to Watch

Entrepreneurial styles, corporate cultures give these second-stage companies competitive advantages

Naples, Florida  9/12/2018 (PRWeb)

Benseron Hospitality is pleased to announce the 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. Benseron Hospitality was selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to WatchSM, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.

Benseron Hospitality’s management team, competitive market position and strong community involvement were among several factors that put them in contention for the award.

“These stand-out companies are all led by entrepreneurs, and have demonstrated their capacity and intent to grow,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, GrowFL executive director.  “They also all have critical intellectual property or a niche position that gives them a competitive edge in their markets,” he said.

“Technical innovation is key to bour growth in the industry and international markets,” suggests Onur Haytac, Benseron CEO. “With our flagship product, Linga POS, we’re building an all-in-one platform that can leverage customer data in new ways for businesses to deliver the right marketing, service, and personalization to customers.”

The full list of the 50 Companies to Watch can be see here: https://www.growfl.com/flctw18/about-flctw/


 “This is a strong group of companies that deserve this special recognition given annually to the state’s top second stage companies,” said Dr. Chris Morton, GrowFL Chairman of the GrowFL Advisory Board, CEO of NanoPhotonica and a 2015 Florida Companies to Watch honoree.

Second-stage companies are defined as those with 6 to 150 full-time employees and between $750,000 and $100 million in annual revenue. There are many programs and incubators promoting start-up businesses; GrowFL is the only Florida program that focuses exclusively on second-stage companies.

The 50 companies named the 2018 Florida Companies to Watch generated nearly $1 billion in revenue and added nearly 1,000 jobs between 2014 and 2017.

Together, the companies project a 50 percent increase in revenue and 40 percent increase in job growth in 2018 compared to 2017.

Companies named to the list will be officially recognized February 9, 2019 at the Straz Performing Arts Center in Tampa, FL.  Tickets are on sale now for the awards ceremony.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.growfl.com/flctw18/about-flctw/


About Benseron Hospitality
Benseron Hospitality offers state-of-the-art technology to help restaurant, retail, pizzerias, and bar owners run their businesses more profitably. Benseron offers POS systems that work with mobile tablets, self-serve kiosks, or terminals. Their flagship product is Linga POS, an enterprise-ready cloud-based platform sold globally. The Naples-based company also offers technology for online ordering, payment processing, inventory management, and customer loyalty. For more information please visit  www.benseron.com.

About GrowFL:

GrowFL provides strategies, resources and support, including strategic research and peer-to-peer CEO mentoring and leadership development, to second-stage Florida companies.  Created by the Florida legislature in 2009 and grounded in the philosophy of Economic Gardening® —  growing existing businesses in a community, region or state — GrowFL is a critical component of the state’s economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.  GrowFL is certified by the National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation.  Website: growfl.com

About the Edward Lowe Foundation:

Established in 1985, the Edward Lowe Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship through research, recognition and educational programs, which are delivered through entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs).  The foundation focuses on second-stage companies — those that have moved beyond the startup phase and seek significant, steady growth. In addition, the foundation has a second mission of land stewardship and is committed to preserving the natural resources and historically significant structures at Big Rock Valley, its 2,000-acre home in southwest Michigan.

Technology Innovation Award Nomination for Benseron Hospitality

Benseron Hospitality selected as finalist for Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership’s “Innovention” Award.

NAPLES, FL (PR.com) May 14th, 2018

— Benseron Hospitality was selected for their consistent track record of innovation across multiple software products, and adoption by customers globally. Benseron Hospitality has built multiple POS systems, Linga POS and Bevo POS, providing a choice of operating systems and both cloud or terminal-based approaches. They have built a payment processing company, Hybrid Payments, and online ordering product, ZenPepper, both of which integrate seamlessly with their POS platforms, or can be purchased separately to use with third-party systems.

Along the way, Benseron has focused on disruptive software innovation that does what legacy approaches required multiple vendors to accommodate. For example, Linga POS boasts native add-ons for call center integration, wait list and reservations, inventory management and centralized kitchen functions, customer loyalty management, and even tools to adjust your restaurant thermostat and security cameras. With new feature releases every quarter, Benseron continues to push the bar for modern POS systems, and respond to the demanding needs of growing restaurant and retail franchises. Most recently, Benseron launched self-serve Kiosk options in North America and Europe.

Onur Haytac, the founder of Benserson Hospitality was an FGCU student in 2004 when he was asked to help a Subway franchisee with a late-night computer fix and found his calling. Bevo POS was his first product and is still used and supported by the company globally. The move to iPads and cloud-based data storage with Linga POS has helped Haytac and his company serve a growing number of multi-location restaurants in over 20 countries. Haytec travels the world, with offices in Naples, FL, India, Dubai, Canada, and Turkey. In April of 2017, he received a TOA award for Turkish-American entrepreneurs under 40. Benseron employs a culturally diverse workforce of over 100 people and has a track record of empowering businesses with the technology they need to work smarter.

Benseron has given back to their local technology and education community as well. Today, FGCU’s Resorts and Hospitality Program trains students in inventory control, as well as front-of-house and back-of-house management with Linga POS.

Earlier in 2018, Linga POS was recognized in both the Rising Star and Great Usability categories by Finances Online, a B2B software review platform.

The Award ceremony for the SWFRTP is at 6pm on May 17th at The Club at Grandezza. Tickets are available at swfrtp.org


Benseron Hospitality
Don Rua, Marketing Director