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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, May 6, 2013

Local Startup Wins Award at Techcrunch Disrupt New York

ShipHawk Wins Audience Choice Award

ShipHawk, a local technology startup, won the Audience Choice Award last week at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York. ShipHawk beat out over 70 other startups from around the globe to receive the coveted award and a chance to present on the Startup Battlefield stage.


“We are honored to win this award and thankful to everyone who voted for us,” said Jeremy Bodenhamer, ShipHawk Co-founder and CEO. Bodenhamer and his partner, Aaron Freeman, Co-founder and CFO, have been working on ShipHawk for the past year. Their hard has paid off. “After our presentation,” Bodenhamer said “traffic to our site spiked, and our inboxes were flooded with requests from all over the world.”

ShipHawk’s revolutionary technology is designed to make shipping easy, for everyone. “It’s like Kayak, but for shipping. Users get instant packing and shipping quotes from a variety of carriers, all on one website. They can even schedule a pickup from their home or office for unpacked items,” explained Bodenhamer.

ShipHawk is a complete shipping platform that provides packing, shipping, insurance, and residential or commercial pickup services for shipments of any size. Users start by selecting the item(s) they want to ship from the ShipHawk database. The application then converts the item(s) into packed weights and dimensions. This allows users to get quotes for unpacked items like guitars, iPads and paintings.

But that is not ShipHawk’s only unique feature. ShipHawk allows any party to control the shipping transaction. A customer in California can schedule pickup, packing, and shipping for an item in New York. This is a needed service for online auction and classified listings like eBay and Craigslist. ShipHawk is able to provide these services by connecting shipping carriers, packing professionals, and insurance companies to the shippers who need their services. Thanks to ShipHawk, users no longer have to be shipping experts to process complex shipments. “You can overnight a letter, or ship an earthmover, in less than 3 minutes from the comfort of your living room,” said Bodenhamer.

The Company will begin Beta testing the application in Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties starting May 6th and plans to offer nationwide service by the end of the year.

See presentation here: http://on.aol.com/video/shiphawk-presents-during-startup-battlefield-517763597.

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