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Whipsaw Surprises Silicon Valley CEOs with Cool Products at the ACG GROW! Awards

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 4, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Whipsaw Inc, the Silicon Valley-based Industrial Design and Engineering firm that creates innovative products for companies around the globe presented two of their new product design creations at the ACG Silicon Valley GROW! Awards, held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. The GROW! Awards honor the fastest-growing Silicon Valley companies. This year the exclusive ceremony brought together more than 130 Silicon Valley CEOs and 170 businesses.





For a second year in a row, Whipsaw CEO Dan Harden was invited to host the Coolest Product Showcase as part of the annual ACG celebration. Dan and Nicki Boyd, CEO of Whipsaw client Versame, presented Starling, the first-ever wearable for infants and toddlers. Starling boosts brain development in young children by tracking and encouraging verbal engagement with those around them. Dan then presented and unveiled for the first time the Whipsaw-designed Google OnHub in a limited edition bamboo shroud. OnHub is the stylish cylindrical home hub wireless router introduced by Google last Fall.

Proceeds of the accompanying Cool Products Raffle exceeded $5,000 and benefited the Ravenswood Makerspace Collaborative, an initiative that provides funding for youth technology programs.

"It is our good fortune to have internationally acclaimed design firm Whipsaw as an integral part of the annual ACG Silicon Valley GROW! Awards. They consistently provide amazingly original and contemporary products from their design portfolio to our "Coolest Product" Showcase and Raffle. It has become one of the most popular parts of the celebration," said Sally Pera, CEO of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Silicon Valley.

"In today's hyper-competitive marketplace it takes more than superior performance, form, and features to succeed. You have to go beyond and create products with emotional pull, in other words "cool." It's fantastic that ACG and their audience of Silicon Valley leaders embrace this notion," adds Dan Harden, President / CEO and Principal Designer of Whipsaw.

About Whipsaw

Whipsaw is an Industrial Design & Engineering consulting firm located in San Jose and San Francisco, California. Whipsaw focuses on innovative product design, UX, development and branding. Whipsaw creates highly successful products and experiences across many diverse categories including consumer electronics, housewares, medical, wearables, computing, scientific, industrial, and business products. Whipsaw's clients range from large corporations like Avaya, Bosch, Cisco, Clorox, Ford, GE, Google, Haier, Intel, Leitz, Merck, Motorola, Nike, Olympus, Samsung, Sony, and TP-Link plus exciting startups like Apnicure, Avinger, Highfive, Livescribe, OM Signal and Sprimo.

Whipsaw has been widely published; has won over 230 Industrial Design Awards; and has creations in the Smithsonian Institution Cooper Hewitt Design Museum and the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design.

About ACG

The Association for Corporate Growth (www.acg.org) is a global learning and networking organization specifically for executives driving their company's growth strategy. Active global membership exceeds 14,500 executives from corporations, private equity, finance, and professional service firms representing Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, FTSE 100, and mid-market companies in 59 chapters in North America, Europe and Asia.

About ACG Silicon Valley

ACG Silicon Valley (ACGSV) is a unique community with a purpose; where CEOs and senior executive leaders connect to conduct business, build new careers, and link together to lead the future of Silicon Valley. The 32-year-old chapter strives to provide an environment where members, over 80% of whom are CEOs, gain access to key insight, knowledge, and connections.

ACGSV is a forum beyond networking and has earned its credible reputation by consistently providing one of the strongest possible thought leadership platforms available to corporate leaders and executive teams.

About the GROW! Awards

Every year, ACG Silicon Valley and other chapters of the Association for Corporate Growth recognize the Outstanding Growth Company and Top Emerging Growth Company in their geographical area.

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