SEATTLE — The 15th Annual International Business Awards announced that MTRNL was awarded “Startup of the Year” and its founder, Blair Fillingham was awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year.”
Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 270 executives worldwide who participated on 12 juries.
According to one judge: “I do not have much to say about this nomination other than ‘wonderful.’ Their story is very meaningful, impressive, and well-supported. I really appreciate the Corporate Social Responsibility of MTRNL. Their ideas are exciting, innovative and beneficial.”
MTRNL is the world’s first and only virtual prenatal yoga studio offering live, interactive video classes and a library of every class recording. Students who pay a monthly subscription fee can attend live video classes each week, or watch the replay on-demand when they have time. A portion of revenue is donated to a maternal health charity/initiative each month; benefiting organizations that serve mothers in crisis.
“This year’s Stevie Award winners in the IBAs are the most distinguished group of winners we’ve had yet,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “We raised the minimum average score from the judges required to qualify as a Stevie winner, so 2018 winners should be especially proud of their achievements.”
I hope that winning these awards will inspire more mothers to listen to their heart and find a way to earn a living, that involves creating something meaningful, while raising their family and devoting attention to their health and wellbeing. Mamas – you can have it all and get a trophy for it,” Fillingham said. “Namaste is a word we use in yoga classes that means ‘the light in me sees the light in you’ – and I feel so honored to share the shine of this Stevie trophy with as many women as possible. Namaste!”
MTRNL earned a Gold “Stevie” Trophy in the ‘Consumer Services’ category and a Bronze Medal in the ‘Health Products & Services’ category.