Mendix CEO Derek Roos Named Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

App platform for the enterprise company founder honored at awards gala

BOSTON – October 9, 2012 – Mendix, the app platform company for the enterprise, is honored to announce that the company’s CEO and founder Derek Roos, has been named Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year. Awarded at the honorees gala in Amsterdam on October 6, Roos was recognized for his entrepreneurial vision, his willingness to take on risk, change the marketplace and use technology successfully in new and innovative ways.

Roos has led the vision for Mendix along with corporate strategy and rapid global expansion from the company’s Boston headquarters. The company’s app platform which enables businesses to develop web and mobile apps quicker and more flexibly, integrate into existing corporate systems seamlessly and deploy in the cloud instantly, has led the business to an unprecedented seven straight years of triple-digit growth.

This company news comes on the heels of last week’s Mendix 5 announcement at Mendix World 2012. The release is designed to make it easier and faster for business-side developers and power users to build and deploy multiple web and mobile apps while providing enterprise security and control for IT in one centralized place.

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Mendix, a Siemens business and the global leader in enterprise low-code, is fundamentally reinventing the way applications are built in the digital enterprise. With the Mendix platform, enterprises can ‘Make with More,’ by broadening an enterprise’s development capability to conquer the software development bottleneck; ‘Make it Smart,’ by making apps with rich native experiences that are intelligent, proactive, and contextual; and ‘Make at Scale,’ to modernize core systems and build large app portfolios to keep pace with business growth. The Mendix platform is built to promote intense collaboration between business and IT teams and dramatically accelerate application development cycles, while maintaining the highest standards of security, quality, and governance — in short, to help enterprises confidently leap into their digital futures. Mendix’s ‘Go Make It’ platform has been adopted by more than 4,000 leading companies around the world.