Monthly Winners

Get Started 2015 Winners

We’re big fans of small business. To prove it, we created the Get Started program. Each month throughout 2015, we gave one small business $5,000 in start-up capital and a Canon MAXIFY business printer to help them realize their dreams. See all of our Get Started winners below.

December 2015

December’s Get Started winner veers trucking into a lane of its own.

Switchboard is taking the inefficient web of logistics for freight trucking up into the cloud. The company will use its $5,000 in start-up capital and MAXIFY MB5320 printer for industry event attendance, trucking association memberships, and promotional materials. Click here to find out about December’s winner. Read more

November 2015

Comedy goes outside of the box with November’s Get Started winner.

Why should stand-up comedy be relegated to a few late-night clubs? Brothers DePaul brings stand-up comedy to you. Co-founder Miles DePaul will put his $5,000 in start-up capital and MAXIFY MB5320 printer toward the purchase of camera equipment. Click here to learn more about November’s winner. Read more

October 2015

October’s Get Started winner makes weeknight meals a cinch.

Goodbye weeknight dinner hassle, hello more free time. Gourmet Of The Day wants to simplify your evening schedule with fresh and healthy meal kits. Owner Pearce Tibbles will put his $5,000 in start-up capital and MAXIFY MB5320 printer toward the purchase of kitchen equipment and marketing initiatives. Read more

September 2015

Beef up your healthy snack options with September’s Get Started winner.

Beefy Jerks delivers artisanal and customizable jerky directly to your home or office, giving you more control over your dietary and snacking needs. Read more

August 2015

Unleash your inner athlete with August’s Get Started winner.

The fitness market is about to be transformed. Doppel Move aims to make your gym experience more social and competitive, and to make you more motivated to track your goals. Founder Benjamin Lee will put his winnings into the travel required to visit gyms and promote his platform, as well as toward further R&D. Read more

July 2015

July's Get Started winner is modernising traditional gift-giving.

Congratulations to July’s Get Started winner, GiftSpaces! Co-founders Caroline Laidlaw and Michelle Taylorson are set on helping others celebrate life’s momentous occasions through the power of crowdsourcing. GiftSpaces plans to use its $5,000 in start-up capital and MAXIFY MB5320 printer to kick-start its marketing and launch plan. Read more

June 2015

June's Get Started winner is on the cutting edge of smart home technology.

PrimaGate wants to change the way you automate and secure your home. The company will use the $5,000 start-up capital and MAXIFY MB5320 printer to test the compatibility of its platform on a broad range of smart devices. PrimaGate has what it needs to Get Started, and your business can, too. Read more

May 2015

May's Get Started winner is out to make lunch easier.

The Mealtab Company is poised to change the way you pack and plan your midday meal. Founder Matt Williams plans to use the $5,000 start-up capital and MAXIFY MB5320 printer to help get his product to market. The Mealtab Company has what it needs to Get Started, and your business can too. Read more

April 2015

Get to know April's Get Started winner: Sportopolis.

Congratulations to Sportopolis! With $5,000 start-up capital and a MAXIFY MB5320 printer, Sportopolis founder Farhad Ramezani got the help his business needed to get started. A sporting goods store specializing in several niche sports, Sportopolis is yet another great example of a small business looking for help – and yours could be next. Read more

March 2015

Congratulations to March's Get Started Winner: Schedulock!

Alexander Poon, Shane Lattanzio, and Irfan Ajanovic, founders of Schedulock, received $5,000 start-up capital and a MAXIFY MB5320 printer to give their small business a head start. Schedulock provides real estate agents with a lockbox and digital booking service to safely and efficiently gain access to listed houses. Read more

February 2015

The start of something great.

Congratulations to February's Get Started program winner: teaBOT! Rehman Merali and Brian Lee, founders of teaBOT, received $5,000 start-up capital and a MAXIFY MB5320 printer to help jump-start their small business. Using innovative robotic technology, teaBOT serves up 24/7 on-demand kiosks that allow users to brew quality tea on-the-go. Read more