Future Stars Gallery
Introducing the “selected” LEADING IN LOCAL Future Stars - early stage
start-ups that are busy developing what they hope will be the next
big thing in interactive local media. Please meet them at the show
and vote for your favorite “star.”
bizHive is an
intelligent online marketplace for Small Business to learn about, shop & buy "best
fit" resources to do the jobs of smart marketing.
Founders: Dave Walker, Derick Thompson
Commerce is a marketing engine that enables merchants to attract,
interact, and retain their customer base through the distribution
of coupons/deals, social media management, and a customized loyalty
Founders: Chad MacDonald, Brian Mehnert
built the industry's first real-time, socially-powered advertising
unit. Built on top of the Facebook Open Graph, our platform can instantaneously
create display ads in multiple formats, linked to continuously updated
responsive mobile/tablet landing pages.
Founders: Jeffrey Peden, Jeff Christoforetti
GoLocal24 is the
leading local digital news and information model – now with platforms
in two New England cities Providence, RI and Worcester, MA. Our infrastructure,
applications, and innovation are powering local digital audiences and
revenue growth. Our advertisers are some of the most respected brands.
The GoLocal platform makes digital content personal, social, and credible.
GoLocal has grown more than 400% year over year in pageviews and unique
visitors. The journalism produced by GoLocal’s reports has been picked
up by The New York Times, Politico, ESPN, NBC Sports, CBS News, and
Associated Press, to name but a few.
Founders: Josh Fenton, Paul Krasinski
Goodzer is the
leader in local, mobile content search and discovery for merchants,
consumers, publishers and developers. With over 2 billion products
from over 500,000 local and national merchants, Goodzer's patent-pending
platform provides a rich, accurate local product search through its
website and mobile app.
Founders: Dmitry Pakhomkin, Artem Zarutskiy
the first highly-scaled neighborhood platform that combines high volume,
high value content aggregation, curation, real-time augmentation, update,
mapping and crowdsourcing with neighbors and business profile claiming
to create a vibrant, interconnected social, local, mobile marketplace
of content and ads. Self-serve profile claiming and campaign creation
features for local businesses. The LocalBlox platform is currently
live in 112,000 neighborhoods with millions of pieces of local content
and 23 million comprehensive business profiles.
Founders: Sabira Arefin, Ashfaq Rahman
Media is a Local Store Marketing platform that uses cross-channel
digital media (display, social, email, mobile, search, site) to attribute
actual sales and foot-traffic into local stores from digital media.
Founders: Brian Costello, Mark Bees
an All-In-One platform to easily build, promote and track lead-generating
social media campaigns and promotions across popular social networks,
including Facebook and Twitter. The days of logging in and out of numerous
accounts and paying exorbitant fees to different sites is over. From
one site, and for one low price, MeetSOCI enables you to easily CREATE
dozens of engaging campaigns and promotional materials (from cover
images and welcome pages to sweepstakes, refer-a-friend programs, viral
coupons and more), PROMOTE your brand and campaigns with a message
scheduler (that also recommends top performing messages and best times
to post), and ANALYZE the success of your campaigns, including tracking
your fans, conversations, leads, views, etc. And if you need help,
MeetSOCI offers an Assist program to help businesses manage their social
Founder: Afif Khoury
Perka is the
mobile loyalty app that’s as fast and familiar as an old-fashioned
paper punch card, powering mobile marketing and customer loyalty programs
for all types of businesses, with versatile offers and customer contact
tools that work on any mobile phone. Perka operates an enterprise-class
platform combining a cloud-hosted retail information system, program
manager dashboards and several location based mobile apps. Purchase
amounts are verified at point of sale and web tools illustrate merchants’
store activity, summarize customer behavior and report transaction
Founders: Alan Chung, Robert Bethge, Robert Coury
Pricing Engine helps
SMBs benchmark, optimize and expand their search marketing and digital
advertising, so they can get more sales and leads. Our proprietary
Report Card grades users’ performance across key areas of search marketing
against their peers, and our customized expert system recommendations
tell them how to improve to an “A” grade – and what it’s worth to them
in sales or lead value. Pricing Engine partners with local media (like
newspapers) and leading digital media companies serving SMBs to provide
its service as a profit center to partners on a white label basis.
Founders: Jeremy Kagan, Yagmur Coker
Earn rewards for shopping with Punchcard.
Works at over 15m locations nationwide. Each transaction you make at
any retail location is an opportunity for you to use Punchcard. Simply
take a picture of your receipt, and get a chance to play our Punch,
Spin and Win game, where you can win one of 500 PRIZES GIVEN AWAY DAILY.
Prizes range from free music downloads to iPad Mini's to coffee makers,
iPods, Cuisinart Juicers, and many more.
Founder: Andy Steuer
multi-channel automated marketing platforms for directory publishers
/ local agencies, enabling one marketing expert to setup, maintain
and optimize campaigns for a few hundreds to thousands of SMBs. We
automate advertising on Google and Social networks (Facebook, Twitter,
Founders: Omri Morgenshtern, Ittai Chorev, Idan Zaltzberg
Stik is bringing authentic
consumer reviews to the local professional services market. Stik helps
local professionals build their business and reputation, and helps
consumers find trusted local professionals recommended by their friends.
Because all reviews are connected to Facebook, every piece of content
is genuine - no anonymous reviews, no phony recommendations. With over
2.5MM recommendations and reviews, Stik.com is the leader for online
mortgage, insurance, real estate and home services reviews.
Founders: Jay Gierak, Nathan Labenz