Wrike Announces Winners for Work, Unleashed Contest

September 19, 2019

First, Second, and Third Place Winners Awarded a Total of $40,000 for Creativity and Innovation at Final Evaluation in Prague

San Jose, Calif., Sept. 19, 2019 - Wrike, the most versatile collaborative work management platform, today announced the winners of the company’s inaugural “Work, Unleashed” contest. Over the summer, teams from all over Central and Eastern Europe submitted projects that complemented or extended the Wrike platform. The three winning teams were selected based on the following six criteria: utility, code quality, innovativeness, completeness, technical difficulty, design. 

“After much deliberation, we are pleased to announce the winners of the Work, Unleashed contest today,” said Wrike GM of EMEA and Vice President of Sales Patricia DuChene. “This was our first external product-focused contest, and we were very impressed by the quality of the submissions. The ideas presented by each of the teams validated our choice to make Prague our home base in Central Europe, and we are very excited to grow our R&D team here.” 

The Work, Unleashed winners are: 

  • 1st Place: Team WrikeMeeting; Project: WrikeMeeting

A productivity application that sets up tasks specific to meeting objectives during meetings via voice command. The app will automatically create tasks and assign them to corresponding individuals with a simple click or voice command.

  • 2nd Place: Team Tensy; Project: exTensy

A Google Chrome extension that escalates collaboration by providing teams with the capability to discuss any task via webRTC video chat right on the Wrike platform.

  • 3rd Place: Team Boars; Project: Wrike Google Assistant

A voice assistant tool enabling easy task creation and flexible interactions via the Wrike platform.  

“We ultimately chose the WrikeMeeting team as the first place winners because they developed an interesting solution for managing meeting notes - an issue we can all relate to - via an easy to use voice-based task creation feature. The team presented a solid prototype, and it was obvious that they invested a lot of time into their presentation,” added DuChene.

The finalists were flown to Prague this week for the final evaluation and award ceremony held at Wrike’s new office in Prague, Czech Republic, with all expenses paid. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams were awarded cash prizes of $25,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively and the remaining top twenty all received Amazon gift cards, valued at $200 each. For more information on the Work, Unleashed contest, please visit: https://learn.wrike.com/wrike-work-unleashed-contest/.

About Wrike

Wrike is the most powerful work management platform. Built for teams and organizations looking to collaborate, create, and exceed every day, Wrike brings everyone and all work into a single place to remove complexity, increase productivity, and free people up to focus on their most purposeful work. With unmatched power, versatility, and intuitiveness, Wrike is the only work management solution an organization will ever need to scale, optimize, and move fast in a competitive world. More than 20,000 happy customers power their future and come together in Wrike, including The Estée Lauder Companies, Hootsuite, Nielsen, Ogilvy, Siemens, and Tiffany & Co. Wrike is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, visit www.wrike.com.