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Last night was the inaugural Event Technology of the Year award, which took place at the Palazzo in Las Vegas. 50 movers and shakers from the event industry came together to celebrate the 5 fantastic finalists and to find out the deserving overall winner.
The#ETY15 judges included industry leaders, media and venture capital representatives. They had a difficult task due to the high standard of the 30 original entries.
And the #ETY15 Winner Is...
The overall winner was announced as Crowd Mics.
Tim Holladay, CEO and co-founder of Crowd Mics, commented:
“What an honor to be named Event Technology of the Year! It was a win for Crowd Mics to share the stage with amazing companies who are leading the industry. We are especially grateful to Julius and EventMB for getting behind us. We have built a technology to solve a common problem in event and meeting everywhere. Our vision is to give a voice to the audience.”
Crowd Mics received a prize valued at $15,000 USD. Click here to access the #ETY15 press release. Here is their pitch:
Crowd Mics - the first downloadable microphone for live events, operated by your smartphone.
Next week we will feature a dedicated interview with Crowd Mics to find out more.
#ETY15 Winners By Category
We devised for different criteria to end up with a balanced pool of finalists and we want to congratulate those who excelled. The winners by category are:
Innovation - Crowd Mics
User Adoption - Guidebook
User Experience - Catchbox
Commitment to Community - DoubleDutch and Cvent Event Management Platform (jointly tied)
Readers Choice Award
We also announced the result of the public vote, which collected over 1,500 votes. Well done to the readers choice winner Weavent.
Crowd Mics faced some tough competition, we want to remind you the excellent companies that made the final and show you their final pitches:
Catchbox - the worlds first throwable microphone for audience engagement.
DoubleDutch - global provider of mobile applications for events, conferences, associations, and trade shows.
Glisser - a software application to make presentations interactive through slide-sharing, polls, questions and note taking.
Social Tables Mobile - a native mobile application that allows teams to create and manage their events from any location from their iPad.
Thank you to everyone that made the inaugural Event Technology of the Year possible - to everyone that entered, the judges, everyone who voted, shared on social media and attended the event, plus of course the EventMB team, Endless Entertainment and EventsuncoveredTV for the support.