OTTAWA, ONTARIO (February 23, 2012) – Apption Corporation was awarded the Bootstrap Capital award as the top self capitalized business in Ottawa by the entrepreneur networking organization Exploriem.org. The annual Bootstrap Awards celebrate the best in Ottawa region entrepreneurship and fast growth companies.
Apption was selected for the award from a pool of 93 businesses in the Greater Ottawa Area less than 7 years of age and having received minimal or no outside funding.
“We wanted to keep control of what we wanted the company to be and where we wanted it to go”, said Zoltan Szaplonczay, VP of Strategy for Apption in an interview with the Ottawa Business Journal. “It was a conscious decision from the beginning.”.
Exploriem.org is an Organization for Professional Entrepreneurs founded in 2001. Exploriem develops and accelerates start-ups and other enterprises by providing exceptional entrepreneurial services to its members. Its goal is to mentor, teach, conduct research, hold events and network. Exploriem also provides early stage funding and office/incubator space to assist in furthering entrepreneurship in Canada and around the world.