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Wajam Wins Best Place To Work at Best in Biz 2015

May 17th, 2015 | by kylie

posted in Awards and Press Mentions, Company, Mobile

The 2015 awards season has come to an end and Wajam finishes the season with a few new trophies to add to our wall.

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Recieving an Award of Distinction at the 2015 Communicator Awards is Wajam’s mobile Free VPN.

The Wajam Free VPN is the only free app out there providing users with secure VPN access on the go, protecting users’ privacy. The Wajam Free VPN is a product that we are all very proud of here at Wajam and look forward for to its future development. If you haven’t had a chance to try out the VPN you can download it on your Apple device here!

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From the International Best in the Biz Awards the Wajam office took the gold award for Best Place to Work in 2015. Maybe it’s our pool table, maybe it’s being fed lunch everyday, or our great company team spirit, whatever it is, we hope to keep it going long into the future.

We haven’t received the physical awards yet, so instead on our awards shelf we have a place holder that really represents our office style well.

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Wajam Free VPN Wins Best Utility App at BMAA

February 23rd, 2015 | by pierrecleaud

posted in Awards and Press Mentions, Company

Wajam Free VPN wins platinum award at BMAA

Great news yet again for the Wajam Free VPN team who just won Platinum Award for best utility app at the Best Mobile App Awards. Congratulations to Elazar (product manager), Pierre-Alain and Heikki (developers) and Miranda (designer) for getting such recognition from industry experts.

The complete team of Wajam Free VPN

The app was initially launched a year ago and is the only free app out there providing users with secure VPN access on the go, protecting users’ privacy. The design, the usability and the functionalities have evolved so much since the initial launch. The Wajam Free VPN is a product that we are all very proud of here at Wajam.

Overall, it’s a really good week for them. A huge thank you to Ted Kritsonis for reviewing our app in the tech section of Calgary Herald.

You haven’t tested this super handy app yet? Download it now!

Wajam wins Best Video of the Year and Business Development Executive of the Year at Best in Biz 2014

December 11th, 2014 | by pierrecleaud

posted in Awards and Press Mentions, Company, Montreal, People and Interests, Startups

We’re happy to announce that Wajam won two awards at the Best in Biz Awards 2014, an independent award which honors companies, teams, executives and products for their business success. It is the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

In the marketing team we are particularly proud that Wajam won gold for Best Film or Video of the Year for our 2013 Year in Review video. Kudos to Alain Wong for this great video. We are already working on the 2014 video, and we hope we will be following these great footsteps.

We are also very proud that Amir Mansour, our VP of Business Development & Corporate Partnerships, won silver for Business Development Executive of the Year. This award is a true recognition of the hard work our business development team is doing every day here at Wajam.

Amir Mansour, on accepting the award: “2014 has been a very positive year for the company. I am very happy that such a prestigious award recognizes the hard work of the entire Business Development team. We are all working hard in order to keep the ball rolling.”

Wajam's VP of Business Development won silver for Business Development Executive of the Year at the 2014 Digi Awards.

A few words on Amir Mansour from Elazar Gabay, app producer here at Wajam: “Amir lives and breathes business, his preoccupation with the most minute contract details have landed him very profitable deals with some of the largest players in the industry.  Amir’s success isn’t limited to the external deals he closes, it’s displayed also internally, by the way he rolls up his sleeves to get things done with his staff. Good is never good enough for Amir!”

We are looking forward to more exciting growth, innovation and fun in 2015!

For more media coverage and a complete list of award recognition, visit our Press page.

Wajam free VPN app wins best mobile utilities app at 2014 Digi Awards

November 19th, 2014 | by pierrecleaud

posted in Awards and Press Mentions, Mobile, Product

Great news for the Wajammers last week, the Wajam Free VPN team won Next Media’s 2014 Digi Awards in the mobile utilities category. This award honors Canada’s most successful digital media companies and practitioners, and is one of Canada’s most prestigious recognition program.

Every single day, we see how much the mobile team thrives to deliver the best possible experience to our mobile users. Huge kudos to Pierre-Alain and Heikki (developers), Miranda (designer) and Elazar, the leading light who nailed the acceptance speech.

Wajam's mobile team wins Next Media's 2014 Digi Award in mobile utilities category

It’s fantastic that such a prestigious prize recognizes their hard work. Here at Wajam, we are all genuinely proud of them especially considering the fierce competition in finals (AXS Maps, Voices and Yellow Pages).

They initially launched the app in March earlier this year, and we have seen it evolve so much in the past few months. Not only does the app provides users with free secure VPN access on the go – protecting users’ privacy and security, but it also provides the user with social results (from Facebook, Twitter, etc.) when searching the Web on Google, Bing, Yahoo! and more. And the beauty of it… it’s completely free!

You haven’t tested this super handy app yet? Download it now!

Wajam in 2013: A Year Of Growth, Innovation and Fun

January 2nd, 2014 | by alainwong

posted in Awards and Press Mentions, Company, Culture, Montreal, Press, Startups, Team Activities, Wajam Spartans

Happy New Year!

What a year it has been. So many Canadian startup success stories, including the public launch of our friends PasswordBox, and the rocket growth of Frank & Oak. We’re thankful to be part of such an innovative and supportive community in Montreal, and we wish everyone the best for the upcoming year.

Here are highlights from the past year at Wajam.

GROWING THE WAJAM FAMILY

We grew the team from ten to over fifty in the past year and moved into a beautiful new office decorated with artwork from local graffiti legends Scaner, Axe and Earth Crusher.

New Wajam office in 2013

Graffiti Artwork at Wajam

As a team, we shared many memorable moments, from occasional nerf gun shootouts at the office to outdoor sporting challenges against fellow Montreal startups.

Team outings included curling, bowling, karting, softball and more!

One of the more involved events this year was our participation at this summer’s Spartan Race, which featured training in the park, jogging at sunrise and gym training.

Wajam Gym Training for Spartan Race

Flight training at the gym for Spartan Race

Wajam Spartans at the finish line in 2013

Wajam Spartans celebrate at the finish line

ENGAGING MONTREAL’S TECH COMMUNITY

We participated in community events such as Start-Up Open House Montreal and hosted local meetups for Scala Montreal, Pyladies and more.

We won 2nd place at the International Startup Festival ball hockey tournament against teams from Twitter, Busbud, Real Ventures, iNovia Capital, BDC, Nexalogy, Rho Ventures and more.

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2nd place at the International Startup Festival ball hockey tournament

Wajam soccer in 2013

The Wajam Panda mascot during a soccer match vs. PasswordBox

FOSTERING INNOVATION

We hosted talks with special guests like Boku co-founder Ron Hirson, Frank & Oak founders Hicham Ratnani & Ethan Song, Nicolas Bélanger from W Investments (co-founder of DTI Software the world’s leader of in-flight entertainment technology), Richard Speer from Attraction and more.

Ron Hirson at a Wajam Lunch & Learn talks in 2013

Ron Hirson from DocuSign giving a Lunch & Learn talk at the office

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Just like the previous year, we won many awards. Among the highlights, CEO Martin-Luc Archambault won gold for Innovator of the Year at the International Business Awards, and our development team was recognized as the top Technology Department by the Best in Bizz awards. And as a team, we won Canada’s Company of the Year prize at the Digi Awards in Toronto.

Wajam Concours ARISTA award 2013

Wajam CEO Martin-Luc Archambault wins Young Entrepreneur of the Year

THE UPCOMING YEAR

It’s been an incredible year of growth, and we look forward to wowing you with even more social search innovations in the new year.

Wishing you much love, joy and laughter,

The Wajam team

Wajam team holiday photo 2013