03/13/2015 02:53 EDT | Updated 05/13/2015 05:59 EDT

From idea to company: Montreal company Gymbirds shows us how

A year ago, Montreal start-up Gymbirds was a fledgling company that was ready to take off.

The company's founder, Michael Moszberg, came up with the idea when he was studying abroad.

Moszberg was looking for a gym, but didn’t want to commit to a membership. He simply wanted to pay for each visit, at a nearby gym that was most convenient at the time.

After coming back to Montreal and doing some research, he realized that a lot of people felt the same way.

Moszberg first started working on Gymbirds with his partner Damien Galan at a Google start-up event in February 2014. Then they pitched the idea at McGill’s Dobson Cup, which won them a $10,000 investment. That's how thye built their first mobile application.

Last summer, Gymbirds made another splash - this time at International Startup Fest by winning the CBC Media Pitch. 

The company has recently started working with an investor and start-up accelerator.

Moszberg shows us the steps the company took to get where it is today: