ABCey Presents Startup Monday: Rothy’s

Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that showcases some of the best and most innovative startups based in the San Francisco Bay Area! These are often companies that we have our eye on or have worked with in the past. Today, we’d like to highlight the sustainable fashion company, Rothy’s!

Rothy’s

What is it?

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You’ve likely seen them plastered across your social media accounts, if not on someone’s feet in San Francisco! Rothy’s is a US fashion startup that manufactures women’s shoes that are machine washable and made out of 100% recycled plastic materials. This makes Rothy’s shoes breathable, moisture-free, and allows them to maintain their shape. Founders Roth Martin and Stephen Hawthornthwaite felt that there was a need in the fashion industry for sustainable shoe wear that was not only fashionable, but also comfortable.

Why We Love It

Rothy's being made - Sustainable fashion

In addition to their aesthetics, the shoes are highly eco-friendly, and they are created for women on-the-go. As a company comprised of many women and a female CEO, ABCey loves this concept! They claim to be comfy like sneakers- oh, and also? They are really CUTE! We also love that they produce sustainable shoes! With these flats, you can be comfortable, stylish, and help the environment all in one purchase! As of Earth Day, they had already officially repurposed over 10 million bottles!

How it Works?

Rothy's shoes - Sustainable fashion

Visit Rothy’s website, browse through their shoe selection, pick your favorite style and size, and they’ll ship it to you like any other online store! Wear them whenever, wherever. If they get dirty, don’t fret! They’re machine washable so you can clean them with ease. If you get bored of the pair you have, Rothy’s has a system in place where you can wash your pair and send them to Rothy’s recycling facility so they can be reused, and you can buy a new pair that you like!

Now that’s sustainable fashion at its finest!

Have you purchased a pair of Rothy’s? How do you like them? We’d love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter!


ABCey Presents Startup Monday: Spoke

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Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that showcases some of the best and most innovative startups based in the San Francisco Bay Area! These are often companies that we have our eye on or have worked with in the past. Today, we’d like to highlight Spoke!

Spoke

What is it?

Spoke homepage

Spoke is a workplace manager system that gives support teams within organizations a single place to manage employee requests. It includes ticketing, knowledge management, and self-service powered by artificial intelligence (A.I.). By allowing employees from different departments to communicate on a single platform, this system makes workplace management simpler and more efficient!

Why We Love It?

Graphic that shows how Spoke operates

Spoke uses advanced technology to make work management faster and easier, and at ABCey, we love tech! This system allows companies to focus more on the work that’s important to them. It helps employees get answers quickly, so they can continue doing their jobs well. Not to mention, it’s extremely affordable with prices ranging from as little as $1/month-$3/month, depending on the type of plan you get. Now that’s a steal!

How Does it Work?

Example of a Spoke request

Spoke uses chatbots, which automatically respond to employees’ questions on Slack, email, SMS, and the web, so you don’t have to respond to every single request! Its ticketing system is also organized and easy to use, unlike traditional ticketing systems, giving you everything you need to manage employee requests all in one place. Not only this, but Spoke’s knowledge management base keeps tabs on all sorts of important information, no matter where it came from within the company. This way, you don’t have to worry about keeping track of it all yourself!

Do you use Spoke? How do you like it? We’d love to hear from you! Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter!

 


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! 

Glassdoor job search

 

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: 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!


Zendesk

More Info:

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 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?

Startup Monday Shyp

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 – 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

Le Tote Startup Monday

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!

 

 


Startup Monday: DoubleDutch-Live Engagement Marketing Platform

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! In today’s Startup Monday, we highlight a live engagement platform and mobile appDoubleDutch!


As event professionals, we always try to create better experiences for our event attendees. It’s also important we have right tools for the event to run smoothly. Afterward, we really want to learn from the event, so that our next one is even better! So, how do we manage all this information? With DoubleDutch, you’re able to do all those things and more!

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DoubleDutch Live Engagement Platform:

This company’s main product is their live engagement platform, which helps everyone from sponsors, attendees, planners, exhibitors, and marketers! Under this platform, there are 5 different sections: Studio, Event App, Lead Manager, Performance Manager, and Exhibitor Portal. All of these applications help to improve the event process and the overall success of the event!


Studio

First, customize your app and plan your event with DoubleDutch’s Studio! After you create the perfect app that matches your brand, use Studio to send out event invites to promote your app and event. In addition, manage your event content including: agendas, interactive maps, event information, user profiles, and more. And thats not all! You can help your sponsors  advertise their posts, achievements, and activity to your guests!
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Event App

Having an app for your event will be sure to impress attendees, but it’s also great for event professionals and will make your guests’ event experience so much easier! For event producers, the DoubleDutch Event app lets you give out attendee lists, surveys, polls, Q&A’s, direct messages as well as set up gaming aspects and forums. Also, attendees can create their agendas, and see profiles of sponsors, exhibitors, and speakers!

 

DoubleDutch on iphone app

Performance Manager

Learn what worked and what didn’t with their Performance Manager! During the event, you can easily see how the event is going, what your guests like the most, poll/survey results, and more. Now you have tons of info that tells you how your event went and valuable insight for the next ones!

 

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 Exhibitor Portal

Your event exhibitors and sponsors will love Double Dutch too! Because the Exhibitor Portal lets exhibitors contact and understand their attendees, they are set to have a better booth and business! From customizing exhibitor’s app profiles and scheduling meetings to managing staff and giving offers to guests, there is nothing this app doesn’t do!

DoubleDutch Exhibitor Portal

Lead Management

Finally, their platform has a Lead Management application to help you market your event! It looks at attendees’ actions, interests, and engagement, so that you can make informed decisions. Also, your attendees will love when DoubleDutch gives them recommendations on connections/sessions based on their activity at an event!  Try their demo and see how DoubleDutch can improve your events!


Integration and Security

Are you currently using a different registration system? DoubleDutch has the answer! In addition to their platform, this company has added integration features that allow you to combine schedules, profiles, etc. from more than 100 other registration systems!  They make it that easy!

 

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You can also integrate with Salesforce and Marketo to have the best marketing campaigns and CRM services! Now you can use their platform with the info and work you already have. There are also security measures that make sure your data and event is safe!


Are you planning to use DoubleDutch? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter!