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May 26, 2015

Tech Start-Ups Seek Business in IMEX Event Technology Startup Competition




Programmers and developers showcased new and innovative technology startups for the events sector at this past week's IMEX Frankfurt Event Technology Startup Competition.
         
The tech startup competition was launched at IMEX America last year, and took place for the first time at IMEX in Frankfurt last week. The competition, organized in cooperation with the Event Manager Blog, supports budding tech companies who develop innovative solutions and services for the meetings industry.


 
Ten companies were shortlisted and went head-to-head in the final of the competition in a fast-paced pitch presentation called #IMEXpitch, which took place at the Inspiration Hub.
 
At the #IMEXpitch, the shortlisted startups were judged on their two-minute pitch to the expert judging panel, designed to introduce each product, explain the concept and convince the judges that they should be the winner.

The judging panel and audience voted InitLive the winner. A software company from Ottawa, Canada, InitLive has developed an all-in-one software solution for event staff and volunteer management on mobile devices. The organization can now exhibit at IMEX in Frankfurt 2016 with a free space on the Tech Pavilion.
 
The company will also receive extended exposure through the Event Manager Blog and via IMEX’s publications and online presence. 

In second place was VenueTour, which offers virtual 360-degree tours for exhibition centers and locations, and third was SponsormyEvent,  a sponsoring management software solution bringing potential sponsors and event managers together.

Alyssa Bignell, and sales director at InitLive, noted that her company is only a few months old. “We are planning to have our software ready for the European market this summer, and look forward to showcasing our product to event managers in Europe at IMEX next year.”
 
For more details see IMEX-Frankfurt.com


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