StartUp Monday: Getaways, Travel and Hotel Offers

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!

This week’s StartUp Monday app is Getaways, Groupon’s new app that provides travel and hotel offers for your next event!


Getaways allows you to search travel and hotel offers for any destination, any day! Travel is Groupon’s fastest growing business category. With more than 25,000 offers right now and 1,000s of hotels offering a 5% Groupon Bucks credit, you’ll be able to find the best prices for all your travels!


Why We Love Getaways: Getaways makes travel to events easy and cheap! Not only can we search last-minute deals, but also ones that cater to our events’ guests, such as “Beach,” “Family Fun,” and “International Tours!” It’s a great way to keep destination events under-budget and our clients happy. Users will also have access to discounts on events when they book travel-related deals on the platform! To top it off, those who download the free app and book a trip through it can get a 20% discount until November 14 using the promotion code APP20 !


Where would you travel with Getaways? Let us know with a comment below or on Facebook and Twitter!

ABCey’s Weekend LineUp: November 6 – 9, 2014

From Urban Film Festivals to the Renegade Craft Fair, there are plenty of events to tap into your crafty side on the weekend of November 6 – 9, 2014! For a creative weekend, ABCey Events has got you covered! It’s everybody’s favorite topic of the week: ABCey’s Weekend LineUp!

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The Sum

Thursday, November 6th – 7th | 8AM – 9PM on Thursday; 10AM – 5PM on Friday | SFJAZZ, 201 Franklin Street | $400

The Sum is a two-day conference in San Francisco designed to help guests reimagine creative possibilities for themselves and their cities!


SF Urban Film Festival

Thursday, November 6th – Sunday, November 9th | Times vary depending on day | SPUR, 654 Mission Street |$22 for Saturday day pass, $18 for Sunday day pass

The SF Urban Film Festival is a film festival focused on urban planning, civic engagement, and film! It includes panel discussions on the future of city design along with screenings and a party onFriday night!


Bon Appétit Grub Crawl

Saturday, November 8th | 11AM, Hayes Valley; 5PM, Mission| Various locations | $149

The magazine is taking over Hayes Valley and the Mission for a day of culinary exploration at various eateries around town with the Bon Appétit Grub Crawl!


Muni Diaries Live

Saturday, November 8th | 7PM – 9PM | Elbo Room, 647 Valencia Street (between Sycamore and 17th streets) | $16.82

Share your best – and worst – MUNI stories at Muni Diaries Live! Hilarious storytellers include: Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Ronn Vigh, Mat Honan, Josh Cereghino, Kevin Fagan, Klee Wiggins, and Jesse James.


Renegade Craft Fair

Saturday, November 8th – Sunday, November 9th | 11AM – 6PM | Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard (at Beach Street) | FREE

Join the Renegade Craft Fair to shop and peruse over 300+ indie makers as this group starts there Holiday Tour! This is the perfect place to start checking off items from your Holiday gift lists with products ranging from stationary to jewelry to furniture!

What will you be doing in San Francisco November 6 – 9, 2014? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

Canva Brings Simplicity to Graphic Design!

Whether your tired of seeking out a graphic designer or just want to spruce up the signage for your own business, Canva is the perfect site for you! Why? Well, it’s free but not only that, Canva is a design website that is accessible and simple to use for everyone!

Screen Shot 2014-11-05 at 9.15.20 AMHow it works: It’s simple, Canva allows it’s users to create anything from flyers, to business cards, to a facebook cover. What you do, is select what type of signage you’d like to create and either use one of Canva’s preloaded images (at a cost of $1 to you) or your images for free. You will be able to added text using their banners, shapes, text bubbles, etc. and you even have the added flexibility of choosing your own colors and fonts. An added feature being that you can also insert icons, lines, and frames to your image!

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Why we love it: Canva brings sophisticated design abilities to anyone, from students creating flyers, people who want to create cards for their friends or spruce up their social media look, or business looking to improve their image without breaking the bank!

Would you use Canva? Share with us in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

Tech Tuesday: Intro, the digital business card

Tech Tuesday highlights the best and brightest ideas in the tech world. ABCey would like to recognize these up and coming technologies for their innovative ideas and impact on the event world!

The new app, Intro, from will revolutionize the networking world because it is a digital business card!

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While provides a visually appealing snapshot of your professional profile, Intro makes creating and maintaining business connections so much easier. You decide how much information you share with your new friends and business acquaintances on this digital business card by deciding whether to share your page, phone number, and/or email address depending on the person!

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Why We Love Intro: ABCey thinks Intro is so awesome because it lets you keep track of who you’ve shared your card with as well as who has shared with you. Since we tend to meet a lot of people at events, Intro lets us keep track and remember who’s who by viewing their page and downloading specific information right into our phone’s address book! One of the biggest bonuses of this digital business card: Intro is FREE!

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Would you use Intro to connect with friends and build stronger business acquaintances? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!

Startup Monday: Bed|n|Build, Affordable Startup Housing

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!

This week, we have our eye on Bed|n|Build, a startup that provides a great service that benefits the startup world. Bed|n|Build differs from most other tech related and software startups in the Bay Area because it offers something fundamental – housing!


Most entrepreneurs, tech geeks, nerds, designers, hackers etc. have better things to do than look for affordable housing, furniture, and housing services. For many people without a credit history, it can be a challenging task. Not to mention, people that travel to the Bay Area from different countries often struggle to find a place to stay.


Bed|n|Build is the perfect landing pad for startup people! It doesn’t just offer affordable startup housing, but also a whole network of like-minded housemates, as well as activities and events on a regular basis that help establish new friendships or business connections.


Currently, Bed|n|Build offers housing in San Francisco and Redwood City, but plans to expand the business globally. Busy entrepreneurs could travel around the globe and always have a place to stay with Bed|n|Build. The houses are big, clean, and completely furnished and the tenants can chose between private or shared rooms.


Best of all, Bed|n|Build knows that life is not just all about work. Aside from providing the perfect environment to get work done, the tenants of Bed|n|Build receive plenty of entertainment and networking opportunities! Weekly pub crawls, group cooking, weekend trips, meet and greets with successful entrepreneurs, and happy hours are just a few things on the list.

ABCey loves Bed|n|Build’s vision of a global landing pad for startup people. Its service has become more and more popular and rooms fill up fast! Would you stay with Bed|n|Build? Comment below or on Facebook and Twitter.