FranchiseBlast Wins Bootstrap Award

We’re proud to announce that 2012 is off to a great start! We’ve recently received lots of local recognition and thought we’d share this great news with you.

First, we’ve been listed as a Startup To Watch for 2012 by the Ottawa Business Journal. Past nominees (Chide.it, FaveQuest, Select Start Studios and PatientWay to name a few) have had a tremendous impact on the Ottawa-Gatineau startup community  and we strive to do the same. For decades, our region has featured a tremendous wealth of engineering talent and we’re proud to be a part of the group of companies rebuilding our digital economy. 

Second, we’ve won a Bootstrap Award for Best Sales/Value Proposition. This award recognizes companies who’ve grown their companies without the use of external funding (such as venture capital). We’ve been growing organically since our creation in 2007 and bootstrapping has enabled us to focus on creating value for our customers from day one. Today, we have an awesome product that is a perfect fit for our target market. If we had to name a single element which helped us refine our value proposition (other than listening to our customers for five years), I would have to name Lead To Win.

Lead To Win is a startup ecosystem/accelerator (which takes no equity)  which helps companies get to market faster and/or accelerate their growth. We strongly recommend the program to other high-tech entrepreneurs, especially engineering students who don’t have a background in business.

Thank you to everyone who’s vouched for us over the years. 2012 will be a year of great growth for us and we hope to share more good news soon!