ABCey’s Startup Monday: BrewPublik

Here at ABCey, we love to feature the best and brightest companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. These startups are often companies we have our eye on, or have worked with in the past. Here’s today’s Startup Monday highlighting BrewPublik!


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BrewPublik was founded in 2014 right here in San Francisco. This startup created what they call the “beergorithm,” which takes the preferences of a group of people to match unique taste profiles to a selection of beer. It’s like Netflix, but for beer!

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The beergorithm gives access to over 3,000 fresh beers from CA, NC, and SC. Once you enter the taste preferences the company will deliver your pack to the destination your choice. You also have the option to sign up for two different memberships, the 6-pack membership or the buyer’s club.

Why we love it!

Brew publikWe love BrewPublik because it makes choosing beverages so much easier! With the beergorithm, ABCey can satisfy the taste buds of all our guests!


Would you use BrewPublik’s beergorithm for your next event? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook & Twitter!


ABCey’s Start Up Monday: Glassdoor!

Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that features the best and brightest companies in the San Francisco, 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 Glassdoor! 

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About Glassdoor

Headquartered in Mill Valley, California, Glassdoor is one of the world’s largest & fastest-growing job search engines. They offer valuable insights from the people who know best – the employees who work there. Moreover, the company holds a growing database of millions of company reviews. These include CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews, and more. In addition, unlike other jobs sites, all of this information is entirely shared by the employees. Nonetheless, with around 800 employees, their mission is simple: to help people find a job at a company they love.  In response, they help companies recruit and hire truly informed candidates

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More Fun Facts: Glassdoor 

Founded in June 2007 by Robert Hohman, Rich Barton and Tim Besse, the search engine has grown rapidly in funding & employee growth. First, the company received its first financing in 2008, receiving $3 million in funding, before launching its website. Additionally, by 2015 they had over $160 million total investment. Furthermore, the company has continued to increase their funding by millions in the past few years. As a result, their own site stats updated Q1 2017, show 41 million users of their site and 5,800 paying employer clients/partners. Presently, starting with just the 3 founders, they now have over 800 employees, with offices expanding in the U.S. and Europe.  

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Why We Love Glassdoor

Here at ABCey we love using Glassdoor to find new employees and interns! Additionally, it is a great resource for getting your brand name out there and for attracting new talent! Overall, no other job site gives you this level of visibility as to what other employees are saying about their experience at a company. What a great tool to use!

We love Glassdoor and would love to do an event for them! 

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Do you use Glassdoor?  Tell us why you love Glassdoor below in the comments or on our Facebook & Twitter

 

Sources: Glassdoor website, LinkedIn


ABCey’s Startup Monday: Otto

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 Otto, a technology- based truck that enables self-driving. 


About Otto

Otto

If you happen to see a commercial truck with no driver, this may be the new startup Otto! This new technology allows drivers to take a break from the road and let the truck do all the driving. Truck drivers now have the ability to eat lunch or even take a nap on long haul drives!

The development of this technology continues to increase as the need for freight steadily rises. With the shortage of truck drivers, this self driving device will help the trucking industry with their deliveries. These deliveries provide events with the necessary goods needed such as chairs and tables. Without this delivery, the event may not go as planned as people would not have anywhere to sit!

Last year, Otto had it’s first successful shipment using the technology of the self-driving truck with delivering 50,000 Budweiser beers and I mean, who doesn’t love beer?

Another great characteristic of Otto, is that they are always looking to enhance their transportation network. The modern technology is advancing at a rapid speed, as they desire to fulfill their mission.

We love that Otto wants to always take new approaches to better the future, just like ABCey Events!


Are you interested in Otto? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter!


ABCey’s Startup Monday: Upwork!

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 Upwork!


About Upwork

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Who doesn’t dream of working from home in their pj’s or from a coffee shop in Europe? Upwork is an awesome company that endorses and manages contractors and freelancers, just like ABCey Events! They are a worldwide freelancing website that allows businesses to search for and hire independent contractors and professionals. Essentially, Upwork is a job board where client’s post projects. Freelancers submit proposals and make bids to win these projects. After each project is completed, both the client and the freelancer leave reviews of each other – helping the best move to the top.

Companies can form the best teams possible regardless of location. Upwork’s slogan is “where the world goes to work!”

Other Perks

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Another great feature of Upwork’s is that it enables companies to track their freelancer’s work hours to make sure the billing process is fair. We love that that this helps bring transparency and trust into remote working relationships!

ABCey also relies on freelancers and contractors for our events, and with this lean business model we are able to create dream team’s for each new event, and can also scale to any size- allowing us to compete with global firms with full time salaried staff”s!


Interested in Upwork? If you’re looking for a freelancer or are one, this is definitely where you should be! Let us know thoughts in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!


ABCey’s Startup Monday: Zendesk

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!


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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.

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We love that how they create solid relationships between businesses and their customers, because we love doing the same with our clients!


Are you thinking about using Zendesk? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and  Twitter!


ABCey’s Startup Monday: Opendoor

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!


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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

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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.


Interested in Opendoor? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!


ABCey Events Startup Monday: Shyp

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 Shyp, a shipping app that makes sending packages less of a hassle!


Shyp

Startup Monday Shyp

Don’t have enough time in the day to ship items? This app saves time and lets you focus on the more pressing things on your to do list! Using the app, customers set up a location (home or work) for Shyp to pick up the item. After pick up, Shyp will pack (if you haven’t already) and ship your item for you while also providing a tracking number!

Who Can Shyp?

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Shyp is available for individuals, businesses and enterprises and can do everything from printing labels to getting the box and tape necessary to ship! Another great feature is their pricing. Individuals and small to medium size businesses do not have to pay monthly fees!

The app is currently available to those in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York City and Chicago.

We love that this is on less thing to worry about and we can focus on other important tasks!


 Interested in Shyp? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!


ABCey’s Startup Monday: Simple Habit

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 Simple Habit, an iPhone/Android app that makes meditating easy.


About Simple Habit

Simple Habit App

Happily, the Simple Habit app is designed for those who don’t have 30 minutes to spend in a dark room but is geared towards those who are busy 24/7. Created by Yunha Kim, Simple Habit allows those with minimal free time to get their meditation on for only five minutes! Always on the go millennials now have the opportunity to de-stress and partake in some meaningful mediation! Pre-event nerves are a real thing and we think a little meditation can totally help calm the nerves.

Features

Simple Habit App

Users enter the app and see a wheel of  “On the go” activities to select from.  We love that if you are stressing about a big event or simply commuting into work there are options for you! There is also an explore portion of the app with many other meditation options to choose from. You can select from meditations, podcast as well as teachers. The app also tracks your progress – adding up the amount of minutes you have spent on the app and how many days you have kept up your habit!

 

Price

Simple Habit App

Subscriptions for Simple Habit cost $11.99/month, $99/year + A free 30 day trial and a $299 lifetime option.

We love that this app allows even the busiest of people the opportunity to meditate. We can’t wait to try this before our next big event!


 Interested in Simple Habit? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!


ABCey’s Startup Monday: Gogoro

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 Gogoro, a smart electric scooter that is changing the face of urban transport.


What is Gogoro?

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Gogoro has created smart scooters made for urban landscapes! The scooters are powered by an electric motor that has also been developed by Gogoro. It is also plugless as it runs on lithium batteries that users swap out instead of having to charge the scooter. Although Gogoro’s scooters are not available in the US due to working through regulations, Gogoro has scooters in the test cities of Taipei and Berlin.

Gogoro’s Scooters

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The stylish scooter goes from zero to 30 in 4.2 seconds and tops out around 60 mph.  Users range from elderly users to trendy millennials. The company has the capability to track the scooters, and also knows if they crash or are running low on power. Another cool feature is that the scooters relies on smartphones as keys. Smartphones are also used to locate the scooters as well.

Rechargeable Battery Packs

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The scooters rely on two rechargeable 20-pound batteries, which the company has also developed. The batteries can power the scooter for up to 60 miles. The company aims to set up charging stations and has set up 140 in Taipei. Users can visit the charging stations around cities and swap out the batteries for new ones. They have also developed a smaller charging stations for just two batteries that can be set up in a home.

Gogoro has set up an open initiative to discover towns that have a surplus electric scooter fans.

Click here to sign up!

We can’t wait to scoot around San Francisco and our events with one of these environmentally friendly scooters!


 Interested in Gogoro? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

 


ABCey’s Startup Monday – Le Tote

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 Le Tote, a customized fashion subscription that sends a box of clothing and accessories to your doorstep!


Le Tote

Le Tote is a fashion rental service that creates and ships customized outfits for you to wear! They offer clothing from over 150 brands that are for classic or maternity looks. Some memberships also include jewelry to pair with the outfits selected. It is a great way to get awesome and affordable stylized looks that are personalized to your preferences!

How it Works

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You sign up online and take a style quiz so Le Tote can get to know what pants, shirts and dresses you typically wear. They also ask what type of outfits you’re looking for and how often you want to receive a box with weekend, business and date night outfits as well as asking for your location to check the weather in your area! They take into account a lot of different factors to really customize a box to fit you and your style! Le Tote will then compile a box they think you will like but they also give you the option to swap out items incase you don’t.

Once you receive your box you can wear anything as much as you want. When you’re done with the box you can send it back (no shipping fees) and Le Tote will send you a new box! If you do end up growing attached to an item you also have the option to buy it for a lower cost.

Membership Options

Le Tote Membership Options

You can pick from three different monthly packages:
– $39 per month: two apparel, one piece of jewelry
– $59 per month: four apparel, no accessories
– $59 per month: three apparel, two accessories

 

Le Tote does the shopping for you and allows you to rock super cute outfits.


 

Will you be using Le Tote? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!