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?

Gogoro scooter

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

Gogoro scooter collection

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

Rechargeable batteries

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!


Tech Tuesday: 3 New Event Management Tools

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! 

At ABCey Events, we are always looking for the newest technologies to create a more effective way to manage events. As the event industry continues to evolve, there are more and more companies popping up that will further innovate the planning process. We’d like to share our Top 3 Event Management tools that can help bring your event to the next level! 

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1. Eventomize | The online program Eventomize relieves the stress of organizing every aspect of your event company by automating the scheduling process. When your business is commissioned to work an event, simply enter the number and type of staff needed. The program schedules upcoming events within the company and specifically lists what type of servers, bartenders, or master’s of ceremonies are needed. The boss can specifically request individuals to see the job offer, or it can be available to everyone on the company profile. Individuals can then respond electronically to the event and find out all the details needed in order to work and best represent your company! 


2. Grenadine Event Planner | When planning a conference or convention, it can get tricky keeping track of all the complex scheduling that goes into an event! Grenadine Events is a cloud-based platform that allows planners to keep track of everything in one simple place — from participant scheduling, logistical updates, and communication with attendees via email updates. Once the event gets going, the platform provides the planning team dynamic reports of the event venue to prevent issues from happening. We also love that Grenadine Events has branded mobile apps for both iOS and Android devices! 

Goombal Spend Analytics

3. Goombal | Here is the latest event management system that keeps everything you need to run your event in the best possible shape! When using Goombal it quickly generates a list of detailed reports to manage your event — from budget and expense reports, staffing reports, and tech reports — the program has it all. It is available both online and on mobile devices for the busy planners on the move! 

Which event management tool will you be trying at your next event?! Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook and Twitter