KerberTech Earns Top Prize

Ankeny, IA – March 15, 2009 – Kerber Technology Solutions, LLC (KerberTech) has won a $10,000 market research prize during the 2009 EntreFest! entrepreneurship conference.

Entrefest! 2009 was held on March 5-6 in Coralville, Iowa. Entrefest! is an annual, two day event promoting entrepreneurship and small business development in the Midwest.

Strategic Marketing Services (SMS) offered a market research prize to the winning applicant of over 250 registered attendees. The applications were distributed upon registration on the first day of the conference and were due back in by 2:00 that afternoon.

The challenge was taken up by 51 entrepreneurs, including KerberTech founder, Jake Kerber. A team of judges reduced those down to the top 6 most deserving of the reward. Then another round followed, during which all 6 candidates were individually interviewed by SMS. In the end, KerberTech was chosen as the winner.

Criteria for selecting the winner included: merit of the business or innovation idea and its ability to become a success in the marketplace; and the level of benefit that market research could provide to the business idea.

About SMS
Strategic Marketing Services (SMS) is a world-class business market research organization affiliated with the University of Northern Iowa. Serving clients since 1990, SMS provides fee-based market research for multiple Fortune 500 companies as well as small to mid-sized businesses throughout the U.S. SMS provides its clients with market intelligence to: help increase sales and market share; conduct feasibility studies; evaluate new product introductions or the impact of product modifications; assess competitors; generate pricing strategies; measure customer satisfaction and loyalty; and fine-tune strategic positioning.

About KerberTech
Kerber Technology Solutions, LLC (KerberTech) is an information technology (IT) services company specializing in custom, web-based application development. Founded in 2004, KerberTech prides itself on producing bug-free, enterprise class systems to meet all the specific needs of its business clients. KerberTech is based in Ankeny, Iowa. For more information, visit