As you all (hopefully) know, we’ve been working hard on making IntuitionHQ the best usability tool around, and we’re really happy with the progress we’re making.
It’s pretty amazing what you can accomplish as small company at the bottom of the world – we’ve had signups from companies and organisations all around the world, ranging from large universities, libraries and multinationals to freelancers and small businesses, and we are incredibly proud of how we have helped all of these people improve the usability of their sites and services.
There are times though when being far away from our largest market (the US) can make things a little difficult, and sometimes you just have to be where the action is. So you can imagine how our interest was piqued when we spotted a fantastic opportunity being offered by Rich Chetwynd and Nicole Fougere of Litmos.com called Booster Seat 2011.
As New Zealand business founders, Rich and Nicole appreciated the unique challenges that face businesses down under. After achieving great success with their own brainchild Litmos.com they wanted to give back to the New Zealand community in a really creative way – a NZ$10,000 prize to send two people from a New Zealand business to spend a month in San Francisco’s vibrant tech and start-up scene.
We duly submitted our entry, and yesterday we had a phone call from Rich to tell us the good news – out of almost 60 strong applications from a range of businesses around New Zealand, they decided that IntuitionHQ would be the lucky recipients of that fantastic prize.
Long story short, two of us here from IntuitionHQ are going to be heading to San Francisco for a month, and we are both incredibly excited about the opportunities that await us, and extraordinarily grateful for the generosity that Nicole, Rich and everyone else involved in the Booster Seat competition has shown. We are honored to have been chosen and are proud to be representing New Zealand small businesses, and showing what even small companies like ours can achieve with some determination and hard work.
We are planning to head over to San Francisco in early November, and we’d love to meet as many people as possible while we’re over there. If you’re going to be in the area, please leave a comment below, on our Facebook page or just send us a message on Twitter @IntuitionHQ.
We look forward to meeting lots of new people in San Francisco (and online too), and to a fantastic future for IntuitionHQ.
Jacob and the rest of the team at IntuitionHQ