Startup Funding Club has celebrated its 5th anniversary with its portfolio companies by holding the first SFC Alumni Digital Marketing Awards.
Startup Funding Club has just turned five and we celebrated it last week with the SFC Alumni and close friends. Since it was a very special occasion, we wanted to create something special to thank our network for trusting and supporting SFC since the very beginning. For this reason, we decided to reward our alumni’s achievements by organising the first SFC Alumni Digital Marketing Awards!
SFC is lucky to count with many partners with different specialities and, of course, one of these had to be a group of marketing experts. DanDan Digital, with whom Startup Funding Club has a separate venture – SFC Digital – offering marketing expertise tailored to startups’ needs, helped the SFC Team put together an exciting evening for our network. And, being it the end of August, there was no better location to host the party than the SFC Digital rooftop terrace with views over the city.
The terrace was soon filled with entrepreneurs. Some have been working with SFC for a long time, others just a few weeks. Some already had some friends amongst the attendees, others had not met the network yet, but they were all equally enthusiastic to get to know new people. After a few welcome drinks, the celebration officially began with Craig Massey, CEO of DanDan Digital. The co-founder welcomed everyone and introduced three digital marketing gurus that gave guests a few tips on how to improve their businesses marketing-wise. Following this, SFC’s CEO Stephen Page and Henry Barshevsky, co-founder of DDD, proceeded to announce the winners of the SFC Alumni Digital Awards:
Best Creative - Olly’s Olives
Best Social Media - Eco Companion
Best Strategy - Trackd
Special mention - Esplorio
All winners received trophies and a Star Wars bluetooth speaker produced by their fellow SFC Alumni AC Worldwide. And, just when everyone thought the ceremony was over and they could go on to enjoy a delicious barbecue… Surprise! Stephen Page had some more (unexpected) awards to give!
The second round of accolades focused on the financial achievements of the SFC Alumni:
Best Angel Investment - Kashing!
Best Sales - Oteas
Best Grant - AgsenZe
The winners were awarded products from fellow alumni Future Mobile Technology and Ingenious Beauty, and then it was finally time to enjoy the food and drinks and say goodbye to the summer surrounded by the best company – and companies!