Startup Monday: Last minute hotels with Hotel Tonight

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, we want to highlight Hotel Tonight, a useful app that helps you to book hotels last minute!


Event planning can get hectic and with your busy schedule, you might forget to book a hotel for you or your attendees. Don’t be forced to pay these outrageous prices that can rise up to 300%. At ABCey, we have an app to solve this problem: Hotel Tonight! This app was awarded the best-on-demand service at the 8th annual tech Crunchie Awards and definitely deserved it! Of course you should always try to book hotels in advance. But if you are stuck in a bind, Hotel Tonight is a great app that gives you the best prices for last minute hotel reservations.

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Booking last minute hotels with Hotel Tonight:

After downloading the app on your mobile phone, you’ll have a great variety of available rooms! Also, we love this app because it includes the mood of the hotel. From hip to charming, you can experience hotels like never before! By comparing major travel sites, Hotel Tonight gives you the best hotel options and the biggest bang for your buck. Additionally, if you introduce this app to someone, both you and your friend get $25 off their first stay. But there’s more! They have amazing 24/7 customer support to ensure your last minute hotel reservation is perfect. So if you’re in a bind for a hotel, try out Hotel Tonight to get your last minute room for the best price and the best experience!

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Have you used Hotel Tonight before or are you thinking of using this app? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and on 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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


Startup Monday: PlagScan, The Unique Content Verification Tool

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 want to draw your attention to PlagScan, a startup located in Palo Alto. PlagScan offers an unique content verification tool and is the leading service for the detection of plagiarism in Germany, including many parts of Europe. PlagScan is now establishing its service in the US market, cooperating mostly with academic institutions. While most other plagiarism detection services are only available for the academic market, PlagScan can be used for business as well.

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You might wonder how a plagiarism detection software could be relevant to your job or your business and why ABCey would recommend to check PlagScan out. Let’s say you are an event planner, marketing director, or work in any job that requires creativity and unique content. You spend a lot of time writing marketing texts, blogs, or press releases. Wouldn’t it be great to check if your work is actually unique and hasn’t been written before?

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Plagscan is useful even if you are not the one writing the content for your business. Let’s say you have hired writers or interns. Imagine they use published or copyrighted content in your business blogs, without giving proper credit. This is called plagiarism and would shed negative light on your business. With PlagScan you can easily check for plagiarism and make sure that your content is unique.

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How it works: PlagScan uses advanced technology in its software that compares billions of online sources with the document you want to check. You can easily upload a document or copy and paste text. After submitting your text, you get a detailed report with the results.

Why we love it: PlagScan is cost-effective and fast. The company offers a competent service that is definitely worth investing in. Best of all: PlagScan also helps to improve your search engine optimization.

Would you use PlagScan? What do you think about this software? Tell us about your opinion in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!


Startup Monday: EXEC

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.

It seems like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. We don’t know about you, but often times cleaning gets pushed to the bottom of our list. Exec can help solve that problem by allowing you to book home or office cleaning service instantly from your iPhone or web. 

Exec only uses the best supplies to keep your family and pets safe, and absolutely no chemicals are used. Their cleaners also have quite a few tricks up their sleeves – like using mineral oil instead of stainless steel polishing chemicals. It’s hard to find a good housekeeper, but their cleaners must pass rigorous cleaning exams, and they’re all fully vetted. They’ll send you a tag team of two to get your place twice as shiny!

It’s a no-fuss solution to all your cleaning woes, with payments being made online! Not to mention, they‘ll come back and clean for free if you don’t love it. Exec Cleaning is fully bonded, licensed, and insured. They’ll even help you clean out your house when you’re moving! 

Exec was nominated as one of the fastest rising startups for the 2012 Crunchies Awards. They’ve also received attention from companies like Forbes, The New York Times, Inc. and The Huffington PostExec is now serving San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Chicago, and Washington DC with plans to expand to other cities in the U.S!

Download their app and book a cleaning right from your phone, and see when the cleaners are on the way. We can’t wait to try Exec! It’s such a simple and accessible idea. Have you tried them?  Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter!


Startup Monday: Splash

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 that we would like to share with the friends and followers of ABCey Events

It’s time to usher events into the online age. It’s about time you used Splash.

Splash, a service to better event goer’s online experiences, is like the Apple of event apps. Unlike Ticketmaster and Eventbrite, Splash boasts an extremely user-friendly interface so event planners can take control of the event’s internet buzz. The team will help you in every stage of the event process from building budgets to tracking tasks! 

With Splash, you can create a mobile-friendly customized event website, custom e-vites, and social media galleries! This service even makes it easier to get guests to your event. Tickets can be sold through the website and Splash keeps track of every RSVP and mobile check-in!

We think Splash is a great tool for large-scale events… what do you think? Tell us your thoughts in a comment below, on Facebook, or Twitter!