FundingUniverse changed to Lendio in February of this year. With the change came a new technology – an online platform that matches businesses with the right business loans and lenders. And it’s already getting praise. Lendio received an honorable mention in the Ninth Annual Utah Innovation Awards Program, which recognizes the most innovative products and companies in the state. Seventy experts from Utah's private industry, government and academic communities, voted on winners. There were nine categories: Clean Technology and Energy; Computer Hardware/Electrical Devices; Consumer Software; Enterprise Software and Business-to-Business Solutions; Life Science, Mechanical Systems/Chemicals/Manufacturing; Medical Devices; Natural Products, and Outdoor and Consumer Products. Our honorable mention was in the Enterprise Software and Web-Enabled B-2-B Solutions. The finalists in that category include Liqwid Ads by LeftsnRights, Inc., TeamHome by AtTask, and Zumogo by ProPay, Inc. Other notable Utah brands that made the list include Skullcandy, ContentWatch, Utah.gov, Zagg, OraBrush, Nu Skin Enterprises, Utah State University Research Foundation, and Veritract. "There is a lot of innovation in the state of Utah,” said Brock Blake, Lendio CEO. “It’s awesome to be included with these companies after just recently releasing our product." For more information on the Utah Innovation Awards, the finalists, and the luncheon event on May 3, read the Innovation Awards press release here.