Trampoline receives Cambridge University “Company of the Year 2012″ award
By Trampoline Systems | Tuesday, March 27th, 2012Last night Trampoline was honoured to receive the 2012 Company of the Year award from the Cambridge University Computer Lab Ring. Charles Armstrong (CEO) and Craig McMillan (CTO) accepted the award at a dinner held in Queen’s College Cambridge attended by leading figures from the Cambridge technology community.
Presenting the award, Professor Andy Hopper commended Trampoline for its imagination and determination pursuing a disruptive innovation through to success in the market. Receiving the award Charles commented:
“Trampoline’s journey has not always been straightforward. We were probably five years too early in the market with our business network analysis technology. Then the global economic crisis led our main investor to withdrew from the market, leaving us high and dry. But far from losing heart Trampoline has always thrived on challenges. We had a radical innovation and we knew the commercial opportunity was huge. So we invented a new form of venture finance, becoming the world’s first company to raise money through equity crowdfunding; we turned our offices into Shoreditch’s first shared workspace, now famous as The Trampery; we reconfigured our product strategy to match customer opportunities. 2011 was an amazing year for Trampoline with a succession of high-profile projects culminating in the launch of Tech City Map by Prime Minister David Cameron. Now 2012 promises to be even more exciting. We are honoured to receive this award tonight from the University where Trampoline’s story began. Above all we hope it inspires other innovators and entrepreneurs to play the long game and muster the determination required to bring truly disruptive innovation to the market.”
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