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Your daily fix of new business ideas Springwise and its network of 17,000 spotters scan the globe for smart new business ideas, delivering instant inspiration to entrepreneurial minds. More at www.springwise.com
‘Selfie Ticket’ puts a face to event attendees’ names
For event organizers and promoters, collecting an email address and a name from each ticket buyer is good for future marketing, but not for really getting to know the community of people that are engaged by their shows and events. Aiming to put a face to the names of customers, the Selfie Ticket provides a more personal and fun way to create a unique admission ticket. READ MORE…
Marketing events with secret speakers priced as low as AUD 1
Regardless of the industry, week-long conferences can be expensive and — worst of all — tend to drag on a bit. Forgoing the name tags and endless lectures on similar topics, Australia’s Real Big Things is a series of 2-hour events for digital marketers that charges customers by their ticket number. READ MORE…
Web-connected signpost offers dynamic news, info and directions
Tech firm BREAKFAST have been covered on these pages before, after the launch of the Instaprint – a device for events that automatically prints images from Instagram hashtag feeds in real time. Returning with another blend of offline and online innovation, the team has now created Points, a web-enabled public signpost that provides dynamic directions, as well as location-relevant news and information from online feeds. READ MORE…
Eco confetti turns into wildflowers
Eco-minded consumers aren’t going to throw away their ideals when it comes to planning a wedding, and we’ve already seen the Portovert magazine provide ideas for green brides and grooms. Now Netherlands-based gift store niko niko is offering Throw & Grow event confetti, which grows into wildflowers after it’s been thrown. READ MORE…
From Australia, QR code app helps event attendees to skip the queues
Queuing is more often than not an annoyance for consumers and can also be bad for business. Estonian startup Qminder has already offered one option to help customers avoid queues, with its number allocation app that alerts them when it’s their turn to be seen. Our latest spotting is Australia-based ExpressQ, which enables event attendees to pre-order and pre-pay for food, drinks or merchandise for easy collection on the day. READ MORE…
Live feeds of public locations offered through crowdsourced video
Spotfav has already harnessed the power of webcams to help surfers check the weather at their favorite spots. Now, Koozoo hopes to create a network of live video feeds to help anyone check the atmosphere of locations before they go there. READ MORE…
App puts wedding photos in one place in real-time
We’ve already seen the Flock app provide one solution to creating a single photo album from multiple guests’ snaps after the fact. Now WedPics is a platform that shows a stream of wedding guests’ smartphone photos in real time and acts as a standalone social picture-sharing app for the event. READ MORE…
Agency sells couples the cancelled wedding plans of others
We’ve already covered two startups in the past week that aim to help redistribute unused commodities that otherwise would go to waste – whether its empty cinema seats or frequent flyer miles. Now Bridal Brokerage aims to do the same for weddings, enabling brides and grooms-to-be to buy ceremony and party plans that others have abandoned. READ MORE…
Themed party packages delivered to the door
Picnic organizers have already had some help from Amsterdam-based startup Butler for Hire, which provides assistance in setting up and serving guests. Now Postbox Party in the UK is offering themed packages that aim to include everything else hosts may need for a picnic, or any other event. READ MORE…
Throwable mic to liven up event participation
Lectures and talks are traditionally one-sided affairs but can become monotonous for audiences if they are not able to voice their own opinion. We’ve already seen Screen.io provide extra content and a channel for feedback through unique event URLs, but the Catchbox is a wireless throwable microphone that aims to liven up seminars by easily enabling audience participation. READ MORE…
Auction site makes corporate experiences available to sports fans
Some sports fans are happy to be armchair critics, but there are still a large number who want to get as close to their favorite teams as possible. We’ve already seen Pogoseat offer a way for ticket holders to upgrade their seats to empty ones nearer the action, and now Fandeavor is going one step further and enabling fans to take advantage of experiences previously only available to corporate and VIP spectators. READ MORE…
Online platform facilitates event marketing, both online and offline
We’ve already seen online platforms being used to organize concerts on a small scale with Belgium’sSlowbizz. Coming out of the Netherlands, Planspot.com aims to be a more comprehensive way to promote events — combining social media and online marketing planning.  READ MORE…
 
App to search same-day tickets for live events

40 percent of all event tickets go unsold, according to WillCall CEO Donnie Dinch, a fact which inspired the creation of a service that enables users to search and purchase same day tickets for live theater and music in their city, at around 50 percent of the full price. READ MORE…
 
New ticketing service guarantees sell-out gigs
Poorly attended concerts lose musicians and venues money and are disappointing for fans, but an innovative new ticketing service in the US, Ticketometer, hopes to eliminate the problem by guaranteeing artists play to a packed audience. READ MORE…
 
Bacardi turns Facebook ‘likes’ into real-world events
Regular Springwise readers may remember our recent article on Renault’s impressive effort to convert real-world approval into online ‘likes’. Now, however, we’ve caught wind of an event hosted by Bacardi that attempted to do just the opposite, by creating experiences based on the online preferences of their fans. READ MORE…