Propel Announces Third Gerry Pond Sales Award

January 17, 2022

Propel is thrilled to present their annual sales award in recognition of Gerry Pond and his contribution to the Atlantic Canadian innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. The coveted award has a value of $25,000 in cash.

Pond co-founded Propel in 2003.  And, since then, he’s played an integral role in the organization which helps launch tech startups in Atlantic Canada and beyond.

The Gerry Pond Sales Award is awarded each year to a Traction and Growth company that excels in creating a repeatable and scalable sales process.  The Traction and Growth programming has an intense focus on customer acquisition and sales.

Our awards sponsors are Frank McKenna, UNB SJ, BeersNeal PC, Innovatia, Mariner Partners, Sunny Corner Enterprises and Resson. 

This year’s finalists include:

Stemble builds powerful e-learning solutions for STEM in higher education. The Stemble platform measures specific strengths and weaknesses in students' knowledge and skills with engaging homework and quiz content in addition to a fully interactive virtual laboratory environment that allows students to explore concepts and procedures in the lab from anywhere.

VroomCrew is an on-demand car care company transforming the auto services industry by delivering mobile car care and optimizing customer convenience.

Renderator is an all-in-one solution that helps real estate developers market, pre-sell/pre-lease, and increase the brand's value while collecting actionable data. Real estate developers and landlords easily build, convert and engage with users online through unparalleled and scalable visual interactive experiences.

The winner will be chosen by a third-party selection committee based on identified criteria.  The criteria includes:

⦁ Monthly sales growth

⦁ Growth in number of customers

⦁ Demonstrated ability to push leads through the funnel in a structured way

The Gerry Pond Sales Award Winner will be announced during a virtual ceremony on Thursday, February 3rd at 3 pm AST. The event will feature a panel discussion with Trip Ninja, a high profile Propel success story that was recently acquired by Australia’s Webjet Limited and Tranquility App, another Propel alumni company who has been acquired by Green Shield Canada.

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About Gerry Pond

Gerry Pond has over 45 years of in-depth experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. As the CEO of NBTel and the President of its successor, Aliant Telecom, he was at the helm during a period of significant deregulation in the Canadian industry. Under his innovative leadership, NBTel emerged as an international ICT leader.

Pond is currently the Chairman and Co-Founder of Mariner Partners Inc., and has co-founded a number of successful ICT start-ups in Atlantic Canada, including iMagicTV, Q1 Labs, Brovada Technologies, Radian6, Shift Energy and Cirrus9.  He is also the Co-Founder of Propel, a startup accelerator, the Co-Founder of the Pond-Deshpande Centre at the University of New Brunswick, and the Co-Founder of East Valley Ventures, an accelerator for Atlantic Canadian startup companies with a mission of helping passionate entrepreneurs launch meaningful and enduring technology companies.  He is a Director of Upside Foundation, NB Business Council and the National Angel Capital Organization.