Incubator Graduate Wins Governor’s Award & Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Posted on: February 26, 2014

Incubator Graduate Wins Governor’s Award
& Launches Crowdfunding Campaign


Ocala, Florida (February 25, 2014) – Seven Gun Games, an Ocala-based mobile game development company, has received the Governor’s Newcomer Award from Florida Governor Rick Scott. The company is a partner of the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership (CEP) and a graduate of the Power Plant Business Incubator (PPBI).

The recognition is a part of the Governor’s Innovators in Business Awards during Florida Business Innovators Week. The awards recognize Florida companies in select industries that have influenced the state’s economic growth and diversification over the last year.

“I congratulate Seven Gun Games on receiving this remarkable honor. Duane Schor and his team serve as shining examples as graduates from the Power Plant Business Incubator. More importantly, they represent the type of technology startup that we plan to see more of in Ocala/Marion County,” said Dave Fechtman, CEP Board Member and Chair of the PPBI Advisory Committee.

Governor Scott said, “The businesses we’re recognizing today helped create the strong economy we have in Central Florida.  Florida families can live, learn and work toward the American Dream because of the opportunities these companies provide.  They demonstrate how business can flourish and prosper in the Sunshine State, and we look forward to their continued success as we strengthen Florida’s opportunity economy.”

Seven Gun Games of Marion County won the Newcomer’s award in a major market.  Started in 2013, Seven Gun Games has 14 mobile games in their catalogue, with four in the iTunes App Store. One of their titles, Ramp Champ, was named Macworld’s Best Designed iPhone Game.

This month, Seven Gun Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for their newest iOS game “Cookie Dunk Dunk.” Those who are interested can view and contribute to the company’s Kickstarter project at: http://kck.st/1kX0hjg

To learn more about the Power Plant Business Incubator and other Business Creation efforts at the CEP, contact Ryan Lilly, Director of Business Creation at Ryan@OcalaCEP.com or 352-629-8051 x 125.

The Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership (CEP) was created to be a one-stop hub for the community’s business attraction, creation and retention efforts. The CEP’s mission is to be THE catalyst for a prosperous community.  The CEP will drive community transformation and strengthen business through an aggressive and forward looking approach.  The CEP will bring together all economic development forces to ensure that Marion County will be a vibrant community with a stable, diversified economy. 

For more information, visit:  www.OcalaCEP.com

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