With the covid-19 pandemic across the world, Santander hosted the programme virtually via regular Zoom meetings - an advantage of this, not offered in previous years, was that Santander could provide much more support and networking opportunities over the 5 month duration of the programme - this has really benefited Bind CRM and meant that we can offer fellow startups early access to our software to help shape how we continue to grow the suite.
We're very happy to be selected as semi-finalists and expect the shortlisted finalists to be announced on the 23rd of September 2020.
It's been a great opportunity to build working relationships with other startups and rising entrepreneurs across the UK, so best of luck to everyone that makes it to the final!
What's Next for Bind CRM?
The goal of Bind CRM is to give small businesses the software they need to grow and succeed - it's been far too long that business software has been fragmented across so many companies with expensive premiums along the way.
We will continue to release new features and updates for our users to further benefit their day-to-day business management and marketing.
If we're successful with the Santander Emerging Entrepreneurs Programme it will accelerate the rate that we can scale our development team and offer more tools and features to small businesses, especially during their time of need with the covid-19 pandemic.
If we're not successful, we will continue on our mission - it may just take us a little longer!