The EssayJack educational platform was recognised by one of the Judges as “the most comprehensive structured writing tool I’ve seen”.
The ELTons, which are annually hosted by the British Council, are the only international awards that recognise and celebrate innovation in English Language Teaching (ELT). Only six months after launching our beta product, it was an hounor for EssayJack to be a part of these prestigious awards.
For more on the ELTons, please see .
At some point in their development, nearly all startups will be faced with the question about whether or not they want to join an incubator. We made the choice to join , Canada’s answer to YCombinator so that we could focus not just on product development, but on business development with the guidance and mentorship of those who had been there, done that.
Through our time at L-Spark, we hit a number of key milestones, one of the most
important being hiring our first full-time employee. Whenever you find your startup moving beyond the core group of founders and bringing in your first employed outsider, take a moment to celebrate it. For us, this moment happened in spring 2016, two years after first starting to test our product in the marketplace.
For more on L-Spark and its portfolio companies, .
As your startup grows, define your go-to-market strategy. How are you selling whatever it is that you are selling? How are you getting your great product or service in front of the people who need it most? For us, we wanted to partner with those selling interesting products in the educational marketplace. Why go it alone, when we could partner and leverage the contacts and connections of those already selling complementary EduTech to
the very people who need the EssayJack platform? With Nelson, we secured our first nation-wide partner to sell and market EssayJack in Canadian schools, colleges, and universities in the fall of 2016.
, Canada’s leading publisher of innovative learning resources for educators and students ranging from pre-kindergarten to university and college, will be distributing EssayJack into schools, colleges, and universities in 2017 and beyond.
We’re pretty excited about working together, and for full details, read the press release .
In addition to celebrating hitting and exceeding your corporate objectives, there may be individual people who make a big difference. Who are the game-changers in your start up? Who has
the passion? Who is your visionary?
We all know that our CEO and co-founder, Dr. Lindy Ledohowski leads and inspires us, and in 2016 she placed 2nd at the 13th Annual in the category of Canadian Female Entrepreneur of the Year, proving that we’re not wrong in believing in her and following where she leads.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s preeminent business awards for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run.
To see highlights from the awards, check out our with video clips and more.
Thank you for all your support in helping us have a successful 2016 in our start up, and we wish you all the very best for your own startups for 2017 and beyond!
Mark those moments and treasure them when they come.