Startup Monday showcases companies and the Bay Area that we think are awesome! This week we highlight Zendesk, a company that helps other companies understand and aid their customers better!
Zendesk was started in a Copenhagen loft by three friends who used an old kitchen door as a desk. They wanted to bring a “bit of zen” to the chaotic world of customer support. And, they wanted to do it with software that was nice to look at and easy to use.
Zendesk helps companies have better communication and relationships with their customers. They also help businesses understand those customers better. Most noteworthy is their support system! The system involves a team of experts that can be reached around the world via email, phone and chat! Another great tool offered is their customer analytics. This allows companies to predict what would help lead to higher customer satisfaction as well evaluate performance.
We love that how they create solid relationships between businesses and their customers, because we love doing the same with our clients!
It’s finally Friday! ABCey Events has a Weekend Lineup with the list of the top Bay Area Weekend events! This weekend enjoy wine, beer and a massive color fight! Cheers!
Uncorked Wine Festivals is coming back to SF this weekend! Sample over 100 wines and don’t forget to try the artisanal food vendors! Take pictures in the Photo Booth and enjoy the DJ while sipping with friends!
Friday March 24| 5:30-8 pm | 2600 Camino Ramon | San Ramon
Holi is an ancient festival from India that celebrates the beginning of spring. Throw brightly colored pigments on your friends and commemorate the vibrant colors of springtime. Get messy and have some fun!
Saturday March 25 |11:30 AM – 4:00 PM | 906 Washington Street | Oakland
Did you know – Oakland was at one time one of the largest beer brewing cities in the country until Prohibition? Luckily now there are tons of microbreweries to keep Oakland hopping again! Learn more about Oakland beer history while tasting some great brews!
Saturday March 25 | $27.50-30| The Midway | San Francisco
Looking to dance the night away this weekend? The Polish Ambassador, Psychemagik, and Fort Knox Five can help this weekend at The Midway!
March 26 – April 9 | Macy’s Union Square | San Francisco
Enjoy the opening of Macy’s annual Flower show this weekend! The theme is carnival and the floral installations are incredible! Do some shopping while looking at some amazing arrangements! Take a look at the full schedule!
We are pumped to get drenched in color and drink with friends this weekend!
St. Patricks Day is this Friday! Looking to spice up your drinks? ABCey Events has created a list of Irish themed drinks to start your weekend off right!
St. Patrick’s Day Green Beer
Make sure you make a St. Patrick’s Day favorite with this recipe for green beer!
Homemade Shamrock Shake
Avoid McDonalds and enjoy a shamrock shake from the comfort of your own home!
This milkshake is the perfect combination of everything tasty in the world!
St Patrick’s Day Ombre Jello Shots
If you’re really looking to party this St. Patrick’s Day do it with these gorgeous jello shots!
Make sure you drink this festive fishbowl with Friends this Friday!
Enjoy this fancy twist on a classic martini with some Bailey’s Irish cream!
Bonus Points: Home Kegerator
If you’re really looking to go all in for St. Patty’s Day consider getting a mini kegerator for your house.
Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that features some of the best and brightest companies in the Bay Area. They are often companies that we have our eye on, or have worked with in the past & would like to share with friends and followers of ABCey Events! Today’s Startup Monday highlights Opendoor, a site that allows you to buy and sell houses online!
We know buy and selling a home can be a very stressful event! Opendoor makes the process a whole lot easier by handling most of the details online! We love how simple the site makes finding your dream home.
How it Works
Selling a home has never been this simple! Once you create a free online account you can enter in information about your home and get started. Once an offer is received and accepted, sellers select a home inspection date. Closing dates are then selected on the website and Opendoor handles paperwork and escrow.
Buying your next home is also possible on Opendoor. Search for houses in your area and also get a sneak peak of houses that will be hitting the market soon. The company will also help you find a lender if needed. Once you’re ready, make an offer online. Opendoor also has an app so you can look at houses on the go!
We love that Opendoor provides 100% transparency during the whole process.
It’s the freakin’ weekend! ABCey Events has the Weekend Lineup with a list of the top Bay Area Weekend events! If you’re too excited for Burning Man or looking to unplug we have events for you!
Saturday March 4 | 6pm – 2am | Tickets | Public Works | San Francisco
Can’t wait until Burning Man? SF Burnal Equinox features all the art, music and performances related to Burning Man! The theme is humor so be prepared to laugh and enjoy a truly magical experience!
Saturday March 4 | 9am – 1pm | RSVP | California Academy of Sciences | San Francisco
Celebrate National Day of Unplugging this Saturday and go on a bike ride adventure around San Francisco! Step away from your phone and take in the beautiful views our city has to offer in the 14 mile bike ride with stops at a relaxed pace!
Onesie Pub Crawl
Saturday March 4 | 6pm – 1am | Tickets | Fisherman’s Wharf | San Francisco
Who doesn’t love a themed pub crawl? Don’t stress about an outfit, throw on your comfiest onesies and head to Fisherman’s Wharf for $3 drinks for the world’s biggest onesie party!