The Search for the Ultimate #AvePointIdol: Season 3

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That’s a wrap, folks! Last month, we completed the third season of “AvePoint Idol,” an internal competition and journey across the globe aimed to find AvePoint “contestants” who embody our core values – agility, passion, and teamwork. This season included 3 rounds:

1. The Audition

During this segment, we heard our employees’ voices on their social media accounts. Qualifiers posted AvePoint-related content to their personal LinkedIn pages weekly on product updates, blogs, industry-related topics, webinars, and videos. Contestants had 2 weeks of auditions before making it to our next round, the semi-finals.

One of many entries posted to LinkedIn during the audition round.

2. The Semi-Finals

As the competition heated up, our semi-finalists demonstrated how well they knew the company with a trivia-meets-scavenger-hunt game. Our contestants networked within the company to answer questions and collect facts about our people, history, awards, and benefits. Semi-finalists with the highest scores made it into our last round…the finale!

3. The Finale

Our finalists performed in the spotlight by creating short movies or comic strips on how they embody our core values. Original and VERY creative entries were published on our internal social platform, Yammer, where our global staff hit the polls and cast their vote for the most deserving contestants.

It was a very close call between all 3 finalists, but ultimately, Hunter Willis (Solutions Engineer, Richmond) was crowned with the coveted “AvePoint Idol” title! Check out his winning entry below. Congratulations to our second and third place contestants, Eric Lam (Customer Success & Service Delivery Manager, Canberra) and Thomas Heinz (Technical Solutions Professional, Munich).

What did they win?!?!

Since all 3 of our finalists put forth incredible effort, AvePoint had prizes for everyone! These included tickets and airfare for the first place winner and his +1 to attend Microsoft’s Ignite conference in Orlando in September, a Microsoft Surface Pro for second place, and a Surface Go for third place.

Since our 1st place winner wasn’t able to make it to Ignite, Eric Lam and his +1 made the trip from Australia to sunny Florida!
An incredible swag collection from the conference. How did he fit all of this in his suitcase on his way home?!?
Who doesn’t love some minions??

That’s all for now… stay tuned for coverage on our next season in 2019!

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