And the (2000 NEA) winners were...

Contest Winner

WaterVisions International has developed a bioscience water filtration technology that provides a cost-effective and practical means for consumers and industry to remove microorganisms from water. The technology is broadly applicable, scalable and can be retrofitted into all existing water filtration systems now installed. The proprietary formulation of "food grade" materials has yielded test results that exceed the EPA requirements for registration as a microbiological water purifier. These results are unmatched by any similar type of product now commercially available. Contact Arthur Johnston, President/CEO WaterVisions International, at 678-427-7240 or [email protected]

First Runner-Up

FabriQuest, Inc. is a business-to-business e-commerce provider facilitating the purchase of manufacturing services. Using an advanced method for building and distributing complex requests-for-quote (RFQs), FabriQuest helps customers find the largest pool of fabrication vendors qualified to manufacture a particular part or product. Once identified, these fully qualified vendors compete for the job in a timed reverse auction. Jim Thackston is the Founder, President, and CEO of FabriQuest. He may be reached at (770) 989-7420 or [email protected]

Second Runner-Up

Xceleration is a performance improvement company, which utilizes web-based software to manage non-cash employee incentive programs. The technology is designed to simplify and "Xcelerate" all aspects of a corporation's incentive initiatives for both employees and management. Participants can log on, via a secure web site, to view employee specific goals, track their personal performance, and redeem merchandise and travel awards on-line. Management can take advantage of on-line program administration, real-time reporting of top performers, and an irreplaceable communication source to motivate employees and drive business initiatives. The web-based software has been designed for rapid deployment across any size organization and can be easily tailored to the specific design requirements of each customer. Contact Ben Levenbaum at [email protected] or by phone (404) 874-9632. Web site: