The Cloud Startup Challenge, sponsored by Microsoft, called on Canadian startups to build the next big web based application that makes use of at least one Microsoft technology or service. The grand prize winner, Your Virtual Butler was announced on June 10, 2011.

The contest, open to startups located in Canada (excluding the province of Québec), had been narrowed down to over 50 Entrepreneurs and privately held businesses that were actively engaged in development of a software-based product or online service. From those applications only 5 finalists were invited to Microsoft’s Canadian Headquarters in Mississauga to compete for 5 days cumulating in a final presentation of their cloud solution on the last day.

Judges included; Dr. Becky Reuber, Gladstone Grant, Howard Gwin, Charlotte Burke, Michael Lee, and Dragon Den/Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec. Your Virtual Butler was judged on the originality and creativity of the solution, product user experience and design and likelihood of long-term success and scalability in the market.

“We are honoured to have been selected from a large amount of entries and chosen as the most scalable and user friendly Cloud based solution” said Your Virtual Butler’s Vice President of Sales, Mark Burge. “We thank the judges and mentors for their constructive input and advice over the duration of the contest– Your Virtual Butler continues to grow and serve our customers better with the help of technologies such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM.”


Your Virtual Butler captures, manages and distributes all information (past and current) to all users on all client activity. Your Virtual Butler facilitates the entire sales process from inquiry to close. Users are able to track and manage information, orders, sequences, leads, workflows, activities, and create in-depth customizable business management reporting, also ensuring 100% order and revenue capture.

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Your Virtual Butler makes invoice preparation simple with complete accounting and billing integration. With quick and easy implementation, Your Virtual Butler uses your existing connections and is seamlessly integrated with Microsoft Outlook – so it’s already familiar and helps increase revenue faster!

Through all that Your Virtual Butler delivers, we’ve identified main critical processes common to Office Business Centres and Properties around the world.

What separates Your Virtual Butler from competition? It’s simple; Your Virtual Butler is an implementation based company. We’re able to provide an all-encompassing result for your Office Business Centre and Property addressing not just common processes, but working with systems integration and enhancing customer experience and productivity as well.

Your Virtual Butler is a member of Office Business Center Association International (OBCAI), Alliance Business Centre Network (ABCN), OBCA-CAN (Office Business Centre Association Canada) and Business Centre Association (BCA).

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