Loopd, a technology startup that helps meeting participants exchange contact information and content, has been voted the winner of the #IMEXpitch competition, the second annual showcase of up-and-coming meetings technology companies held at IMEX America in Las Vegas on October 14, 2015.
In addition to connecting attendees, Loopd also helps event organizers gather rich engagement and traffic data through a wearable beacon badge and app. It also works independently of WiFi availability, which was a major factor in it being chosen by the panel of judges, all event technology industry experts.
#IMEXpitch enables event technology start-ups to showcase their products at no cost to an audience of event professionals. Each finalist in this techno “battle of the bands” vied for victory by delivering a live pitch to the judges and an audience of more than 60 attendees at the show’s Inspiration Hub.
The other finalists were:
- Brojure – a digital proposal and communication application for meeting and event planners
- Lasso40 – captures e-signatures and electronically checks-in attendees
- LiGo – a face-to-face networking tool that enables participants to meet the right people at events
- PheedLoop – an event engagement tool that gathers actionable data and analytics
The shortlist was selected from a total of 26 companies that entered this year’s contest. The judging panel included Greg Bogue of Maritz Travel; Brandt Krueger of brandtkrueger.com; James Morgan, PhD, CSEP Event Tech Lab; Julius Solaris, Event MB; and IMEX Group’s Miguel Neves, CMP.