We’re asking all BigDoor supporters, fans, enthusiasts, friends, family, partners and more to show your love and cast your vote for Best Overall Startup. The great news is you can cast your vote every day between now and December 13 - now THAT’s LOVE!
Meet Paul. Paul started at BigDoor about a week ago. Today he was voted MVP of the Sprint and as such gets to wear the Viking Hat. As a technology company, we iterate on our product weekly – running very short Sprint cycles. At the end of every Sprint, each of our developers vote on who is the most deserving to be MVP. This week Paul was chosen.
We have 18 developers and have built a powerful API that is open, flexible, and allows us to scale solutions for all types of implementations. We listen to our partners and try to incorporate their feedback in our weekly Sprint cycles. Our infrastructure supports the full spectrum of partners, from independent bloggers to enterprise partners like Major League Baseball.
Paul was busy testing out cool stuff but was happy to let me get a pic of him wearing the Viking Hat!
I’d like to personally thank the Seattle 2.0 community and particularly Marcelo Calbucci for a great event last night. It was an honor and privilege to be nominated for the best B2B startup at the Seattle 2.0 2011 Awards. Although it wasn’t our night to deliver an acceptance speech, the energy and enthusiasm in the room dared me to hop onstage and deliver this address even after the awards had been given. Here’s how it would’ve gone down:
“Wow, holy sh#*! This is awesome, and humbling. It is truly a great privilege to be rubbing shoulders with Seattle’s best startup minds. Here are some thanks for things we couldn’t be here without:
- Our team, and their supportive families. We have gathered the best group of up-and-comers in Seattle, and they are diligently rocking out high-quality weekly releases of our product, sacrificing a lot to follow their passion. You guys rock. Thank you.
- The lead singer of Quiet Riot: Andy Sack, Founders Co-op, Brad Feld and Foundry Group, and all of our investors. Thank you for your continued faith in our hard work and ideas. You guys are money.
- Seattle. I f*#$ing love this city. Bring the rain, too much sunshine stifles innovation. And bring us more rainmakers – we need to keep fueling this entrepreneurial momentum.
- Marcelo and the Seattle 2.0 community. You inspire us all.
- Open Source, and all leaders in the Transparency Movement. We stand on the shoulders of giants.
- Last but of course not least, I’d like to thank one of my best friends of all time, my business partner and our CEO, Keith Smith. Without your relentless optimism, measured faith in others, unflappable tenacity and tireless hard work – there would be no BigDoor. Thank you for your trust, and congrats.
It’s awesome to look back a year and a half to when we kicked this off, before the bond between gamfication and user engagement was widely realized on the net, and see how our customers have used our product in so many different ways to make their sites more fun and interesting for their users. This award is a big validation of our efforts, and I’m looking forward to the coming ride.”
That’s what I was looking forward to saying last night. While we didn’t win the award, we’re proud to have been in the pool with such amazing nominees. Andy – well deserved. Swype, Cliff – I’m a huge fan, congrats, well deserved. We were in great company in our category as well, and congratulate SEOMoz on their win and fantastic revenue curve – you guys are rocking it. Cheers to all of your future wins, and to ours.
Seattle 2.0 Awards recognizes the best of the best from the tech startup scene in Seattle. Today, we’re very excited to announce that BigDoor’s been nominated in the top 5 most in the following categories:
- BigDoor Media for Best B2B Startup
- Matt Shobe for Best Startup Designer
We’ll find out on May 5th if we’ve won – in the meantime we will be asking for your vote!
Today we received the great news that BigDoor has been named one of the TOP 300 STARTUPS in the 2011 Edition of fundedIDEAS. The TOP 300 STARTUPS’ winners were selected from a pool of 2,518 companies. The fundedIDEAS editorial team conducted a rigorous four-month selection process prior to inclusion. Inclusion in TOP 300 STARTUPS demonstrates our commitment to innovation, sustainability and excellence. BigDoor was selected by a panel of business and industry leaders spanning the globe based on 14 parameters including strength of the management team, business model and execution strategy as well as industry and sector outlook. “We are excited to feature BigDoor as a TOP 300 STARTUP,” said Jonathon Marcus, Editor with fundedIDEAS. “We are extremely confident of their ability to innovate and adapt to changing market and customer needs, while driving innovation in the sector.”