Fwd:Vault selected as winner in StartupNation contest

The winners for StartupNation’s 2009 Elevator Pitch Competition were announced today, and no one was more surprised than I to find out that Fwd:Vault was selected as one of them! That link will take you to a page showing the top 5, along with 10 runner-ups. There were some really great ideas submitted — just look at the other four winners — so to be selected is simply mind-blowing. I may have to check the results later to make sure there wasn’t a mistake. So, what happens now? I don’t know, to be really honest, I haven’t even been contacted by the contest organizers yet. But at some point, a big presentation will take place with some big-time decision makers. I’ll be sure to post back with whatever details I can provide. Aside from pure exuberance, my heartfelt thanks goes out to all my friends, family, former co-workers, and professional colleagues for all those votes. I had to get into the top 100 to be considered, but you guys made sure I was front and center with a #9 slot. Thank you so much.