Monday September 16, 2013
Trendr Bringing Back F2F with LinkedIn App
Trendr is a mobile meeting platform that arose out of the need for professionals to connect face to face. Using your LinkedIn profile and GPS:
- Discover Professionals around you at large scale events
- Meeting requests in real time that happen at Trendr Meeting Zones
- Collaborate by referring professionals to each other in your network
Peter Davison Aka “The Loud Mouth” has 15+ years of broad based business experience in start-ups, enterprise and non-government organizations. Specializing in social networking, Peter manages Trendr’s business development, brand messaging and product marketing. You can reach Peter here:
How it Works:
You log-in with your LinkedIn account - see all Trendr users regardless of being 1st connections/push a let's meet button/the other person sees your LinkedIn summary and specialties and then we push the two individuals to a meeting zone. Outside of events - we push people to a cafe between the two of them. After people meet, you can share referrals from your LinkedIn account directly from the app.
Some Impressive Testimonials:
Virgin/Richard Branson highlighted Trendr as being “The rebirth of the face to face meeting” http://www.virgin.com/entrepreneur/blog/the-rebirth-of-the-face-to-face-meeting “The quality of business communications has become poorer in recent years as people avoid phone calls and face-to-face meetings, I can only assume, in some misguided quest for efficiency," - Richard Branson
Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the premier global association community for meeting and event professionals, said: "Trendr is one of the first movers in the virtual-to-real-world-connections that can be made through social networks": http://www.mpiweb.org/Portal/Business/20130501/When_It_s_Virtual_It_s_Real
2013 Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada (300,000 people) said: "We are excited to bring another layer of connected to our fans who are passionate about both the race and the social connectedness that happens through mobile technology such as Trendr" - François Dumontier, President & CEO of F1 Grand Prix du Canda http://www.newswire.ca/fr/story/1180349/trendr-mobile-meeting-platform-transforming-the-way-you-live-your-professional-life-at-the-2013-formula-1-grand-prix-du-canada
Q1: Tell us a bit about yourself …
Q2: What is Trendr?
Q3: How did you get involved with Trendr?
Q4: How does it work?
Q5: Who can use it?
Q6: Why is LinkedIn the tool you chose?
Q7: What’s the importance of F2F meetings in this social world?
Q8: What do you see as the future of Social?
Q8: Anything else we need to know?