Thank you! Ross and Mike | January 6th, 2009

We asked for your help and you voted like mad. And not just voted. You wrote emails. You made calls. You blogged. You tweeted. You (apparently) yelled from the rooftops (we heard). And it worked.

Wow!

We are humbled, awed, proud, inspired, and (deeply) in debt to you.

WIRED let us know late yesterday: crowdSPRING is the winner of the 2008 Wired Small Biz Program! We don’t know the final vote count yet, but thanks to your efforts (and your votes) we came out at the top of the pile.

Five new businesses from around the country were profiled on the WiredBiz site. In addition to crowdSPRING, Tonebox Digital, Scryve, LiveSpeakR, and Greenlines were finalists in the competition. These companies distribute music digitally, rate companies on their social responsibility, make portable speakers for the iPhone, and produce boardshorts from recycled materials! Talk about range and innovative approaches to doing business online and off. We were so proud to be included in this group and we congratulate each of them for their hard work and their entrepreneurial spirit.

So… thanks again to all of you. We will do our best to live up to your opinion of us and we will continue to build and support the kind of community that can take a little company like ours and help vault it to the top!

Happy New Year!

Mike & Ross

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  • uzayelbisemyok

    wooot Congrats cS!

  • marckohlbrugge

    Congrats! :)

  • http://www.crowdspring.com Ross

    Thanks, uzayelbisemyok and marckohlbrugge! Incidentally – I did the drawing all by myself (no help from Chris or Sean). I have them seriously worried – my design skills are improving.

  • http://www.crowdspring.com Ross

    Thanks, uzayelbisemyok and marckohlbrugge! Incidentally – I did the drawing all by myself (no help from Chris or Sean). I have them seriously worried – my design skills are improving.

  • Sami

    Congrats guys, much deserved and of course I knew you guys had it in the bag :p Will see you around sometime.

  • Sami

    Congrats guys, much deserved and of course I knew you guys had it in the bag :p Will see you around sometime.

  • ArtbyAudree

    Ross,
    You really captured yourself and Mike in your drawing. When I saw it, I knew EXACTLY who it was! (Um, you’re the one with the red head, right?)

    I’m so happy cS won!

  • http://www.crowdspring.com Ross

    Thanks, Sami and ArtbyAudree. Yes – the redhead – that’s me! :)

  • http://www.crowdspring.com Ross

    Thanks, Sami and ArtbyAudree. Yes – the redhead – that’s me! :)

  • marckohlbrugge

    Is THAT a drawing?! I thought it was a photo!

  • Leventhan

    Congrats crowdSPRING~ :)

  • http://www.crowdspring.com Ross

    marckohlbrugge – it’s a photo styled as a drawing. The “drawing” is here: http://www.condenet.com/promo/smallbizprogram/sweeps/smallbizprogram/entry/

    Leventhan – thanks!

  • http://www.crowdspring.com Ross

    marckohlbrugge – it’s a photo styled as a drawing. The “drawing” is here: http://www.condenet.com/promo/smallbizprogram/sweeps/smallbizprogram/entry/

    Leventhan – thanks!

  • nisha0612

    Yes its true I did vote like mad…. :D I m so glad you won… congrats… And as long as I am writing…

    Thank you for coming up with crowdspring, its such a wonderful concept and you have executed it beautifully, It has really helped me, I have not only grown as a designer but can now go on spontaneous shopping sprees more often… I wish the site grows and I am sure we can expect great things from it in the future… :)

  • jmarfurt

    lol @marckohlbrugge =oP

    congrats to crowdSPRING!! ….. and may I ask….was this drawing of yours created on an Etch-a-Sketch, Ross? not that I mean anything by that comment….. your drawing skills are definitely far superior to mine!! haha ;)

  • Mike

    Thanks everyone! We couldn’t (sniff) be prouder (sniff)…

  • http://www.crowdspring.com Ross

    nisha0612 – mucho thanks!

    jmarfurt – Jamie, I used CS4 all the way for the drawing. It’s evident my CS4 skills are improving. You should have seen the draft!

  • http://www.crowdspring.com Ross

    nisha0612 – mucho thanks!

    jmarfurt – Jamie, I used CS4 all the way for the drawing. It’s evident my CS4 skills are improving. You should have seen the draft!

  • Emilicious

    I can’t believe it. Are you trying to show up your own community with your own ridiculous design skills. Pretty arrogant if you ask me. Ha! You can clearly tell which figure is the sexy one :D Congratulations again, boys.

  • pixldesigns

    Sweet! I voted and am glad to see you guys won!

  • nhr

    Congratulations guys :)

  • KaseDesign

    Congrats and props for creating something in this top up environment! Your creating a new paradigm, I really like your business model. I think there is something really inspiring about the way it all seems to work. Now I just hope I win a few bucks that would make my day!

  • http://www.crowdspring.com Ross

    Elimicious – In my very best French (Jerome the French Guy will be proud of me): muchos gracias!

    pixldesigns – thanks for the support!

    nhr – thank you!

    KaseDesign – Very happy to have you in the community. WE are all together creating a new paradigm…

  • http://www.crowdspring.com Ross

    Elimicious – In my very best French (Jerome the French Guy will be proud of me): muchos gracias!

    pixldesigns – thanks for the support!

    nhr – thank you!

    KaseDesign – Very happy to have you in the community. WE are all together creating a new paradigm…

  • chiz

    Grats Ross, Mike and the whole cS team! You all really deserve it. This just shows how the community loves cS.

  • moonwelldesigns

    Apologies for being so slow with the posting here, I’ve been incredibly busy lately, but better late than never…

    Congrats!!!! Way to go guys! I knew crowdSring would do great things, the first day I landed on your homepage in June. But you never cease to amaze me! Keep up the great work!

    Tammy

  • http://www.crowdspring.com Ross

    chiz – thanks. We love the community!

    moonwelldesigns – Thanks, Tammy!

  • http://www.crowdspring.com Ross

    chiz – thanks. We love the community!

    moonwelldesigns – Thanks, Tammy!

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