IMEX Event Technology Award
IMEXPitch is a competition for event tech startups to showcase themselves to event organizers and marketers from around the world. It’s run as part of IMEX America, the US’ largest annual meetings industry trade show, featuring the largest hosted buyer program in North America.
Grip won the IMEXPitch Competition event at 2016’s IMEX, for the best practical use of product, innovative use of technology, ease of implementation, and user adoption to date. It also won the standing-room only audience poll at IMEXPitch, confirming its importance as the go-to smart event networking platform.
The win came after it beat 60 entrants to reach the finals of the ibtm world Technology and Innovation Watch Award in October. Grip has also been touted as one of the hottest UK Artificial Intelligence startups to watch, by industry leader Techworld.
“Grip stood out as both advanced in terms of the technology used and the design of the software,” said Miguel Neves of IMEX. “It is the best of both worlds when you can use a powerful tool that feels easy to use, and can really help you make the most of the time and resources put into participating in each event.”
“The team has been working hard to build an effective networking app for conference and event organizers,” said CEO Tim Groot, “so it’s great to have been recognized for our efforts. We’ve had a very successful year with Grip’s smart event matchmaking app, transforming some high-profile professional networking events.”
Integration with Event Apps & Grip Attendee Plugin
At Grip, we’re constantly improving, through our attendee matchmaking API, launched in August. Integration with Mobile, ITM Mobile, Slido, Loopd, Goomeo and Eventfuel.io has enabled a greater range of event services such as event management, indoor event navigation, and event app specialist integration opportunities.
New this year – Grip’s professional event matchmaking software for trade shows, fairs, and business trade events. Features include categories for B2B exhibitor, attendee, and sponsor networking, and the Grip Attendee plugin, to help event managers grow their ticket sales and email signups.
Just as Grip’s artificial intelligence learns what attendees prefer in real-time during their event, we at Grip are looking forward to unveiling new features and services to better serve our customers. We’re the go to event app for professional networking!