What an incredibly exciting ride this has been! When we first heard about the Microsoft Small Business Contest it sounded like a great opportunity and something we definitely wanted to enter, but it also sounded like a long shot. We would be one entry video among hundreds. Would our story stand out? But as we often say, "Who doesn't love forts?" Apparently the judges over at Microsoft do and so we were selected as a top 10 finalist!
After that point our fans took over. How was it that in a Facebook-based voting contest this new little toy company was able to beat out more established businesses that had 40,000 Facebook fans? Because you all believe in this product, were voting everyday and reminding your friends to vote everyday. There were children's museums encouraging their followers to vote for us, teachers vouching for Fort Boards as an educational tool, and families that own Fort Boards let others know that this was a product to believe in. And with all of that tremendous support, we won. We are the 2016 Grand Prize winner of the 2016 Microsoft Small Business Contest!!!
We really can't thank you enough. We'll certainly try though. To start, we're offering a 20% discount on the Fort Boards site, now through Mother's Day. This is the biggest discount we've offered since our pre-release. Also, we'll be doing a Facebook giveaway in celebration soon. So keep an eye out for that. We'll keep trying to show our appreciation to all of you Fort Boards Fans out there. Thank you, thank you, thank you.