Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that showcases some of the most innovative startups based in San Francisco! These are often companies that we have our eye on or have worked with in the past. This week, we are putting the spotlight on Loopd!
Loopd is an event engagement platform aimed to make networking easier and to access to relevant marketing materials for your attendees, but it doesn’t stop there! Loopd is a great tool that benefits event planners and booth staff, too! It allows you to track guest traffic information, view interaction history and follow up with attendees!
How does it work?
Loopd is able to provide information and promote engagement with two devices: Bluetooth beacons and chips located in lanyards! Beacons are placed around the venue and communicate with the chips around guests’ necks to allow for location-tracking tools. For guests to share networking information, a simple tap between their badges can help exchange all needed information! Talk about convenient. To receive materials from any booth you visited at the event, a quick look to the app will give you access to all the fliers and promotions from the exhibitor! As event planners, you are able to track how successful your event is with real time analytics and to see what attracts the most guests.
Why we love Loopd!
Aside from the networking capabilities and analytics, Loopd also cuts down on check in and check out times! Event planners always find ways to cut down on waiting times to prevent boring guests, and Loopd is an amazing solution. With this technology, guests are able to cut down on their carbon footprint by networking through the badges instead of passing out business cards. Also, it eliminates the need for printed fliers since it can be shared through the app!
If you’d like to see other San Francisco startups we’ve featured before, click here.
At ABCey, we love to keep our eye on all the hottest events, trends, and startups here in the Bay Area. This past week, Google hosted their annual Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day 2017 (@GoogleForEntrep) here in San Francisco. Google brought together thirteen of the best startups from all across North America to compete on one stage.
At Google Demo Day, startups got the opportunity to showcase their technology as well as meet a crowd full of top investors. Startups like PRSONAS and Triton Wear battled on stage for two awards. Read on to see which startups won the judge’s award and the audience’s game changer award!
Battle of the Startups #GoogleDemoDay
Meet the Startup Winners:
Judge’s Award: This award went to Stackfolio, a major player in today’s market, and one of main reasons why their pitch caught the judge’s attention. At Stackfolio, their goal is to create a faster way for institutions to trade. So, they developed a great online marketplace for loan trading!
Audience’s Game Changer Award: This award went to Waymark, an art and tech startup located in Detroit, Michigan. It didn’t take much for them to take home the award for the crowd favorite. Waymark’s mission is to make video marketing more efficient for businesses by using their tool, MOVEMENT. Waymark’s tool collects information from your business’s website to create your very own personalized business commercial, all within seconds!
Do you want to showcase your technology and meet top investors and mentors? Read more here on how to get nominated for next year’s event! Which startup is your fave? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!
Happy Friyay! ABCey Events has the Weekend Lineup with a list of the top Bay Area Weekend events! Whether you’re looking for a place to watch The Oscars or want dance the night away with MSTRKRFT, there are plenty of fun things happening this Friday – Sunday!
February 26 | 2:30 – 9:30pm | RSVP | SPARK Social SF | San Francisco
Is LaLa Land going to sweep the Oscars this year? Watch the Oscars in style this year by enjoying all you can drink champagne for $20 as well as an Oscars betting pool, bingo, and free popcorn. Get off your couch and head over to SPARK Social!
February 25 | 9pm | Mezzanine | San Francisco
This is the much anticipated return of MSTRKRFT! They are finally back with new music! Listen to their new tracks all night long and enjoy your Saturday night!
February 24 | 5 – 9pm | Harmonic Brewing | San Francisco
Who doesn’t love mac and cheese and beers? Kickoff your weekend with this amazing happy hour! Customize your mac and cheese and enjoy some of the best brews!
February 25 | 10am – 4pm | Register | Castro Theater | San Francisco
Spend your Saturday with some of the tech giants! TechUp looks for awesome tech talent and connects them with the biggest names! This career fair includes awesome workshops, mentor sessions and networking opportunities!
February 24 | 6pm | Carousel Stage – Pier 39 | San Francisco
Enjoy date night with an outdoor movie! Pier 39 is playing The Wedding Planner this Friday. Grab your popcorn, blanket and a cute date and have a romantic night out!
February 25 | 6 – 9pm | Tickets | Le Mèridien Hotel | San Francisco
Become a detective for the night and spice up your dinner plans this weekend and add in a murder mystery! Guess “who did it” and enjoy this with a group of friends!
February 26 | 12 – 3:30pm | 906 Broadway | San Francisco
Enjoy this TEDx Talk with a group of awesome speakers and performers! Don’t miss the yacht post party and have the to chance to network!
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.