What's the big idea?
It’s really hard to socialize and focus at conferences. It’s even harder to remember everything - and everyone - afterward. Tribbon creates a virtual event space to help people connect before, during, and after the event, and it stores tweets on the conference hash tag indefinitely so you can remember key points later. Tribbon makes it easier for attendees to connect using the tool they want - Twitter. Organizers and sponsors get an engaged, opt-in community and data to help track and improve ROI.
Describe the nearest player in your field.
The only direct competitor with a similar concept is Refyner. Other close-but-not-quite-in-the-same-category competitors are “event apps” like Guidebook and Genie mobile, and “private social networking sites” like Bizzabo and Oleapark.
How are you different from that player?
Tribbon is built on top of Twitter, which is the social network attendees want to use. Others create a private social network. Tribbon is the only one to solve the memory problem and saves hash tag tweets forever. Focusing on organizer/sponsor ROI enables a viable business model out of the gate.
How's the world different with your idea in it?
Twitter has already revolutionized the way people socialize, learn and share at conferences and events. Tribbon takes it a step further so people can retain information and keep excitement alive far beyond the physical event.
Why are you the one to run with this idea?
1. We have personally experienced the pain of not having this solution!
2. We are using a proven Lean Startup approach and are well-versed.
3. We are a balanced team. Patrick Foley is my co-founder with more than 20 years experience building software and helping other software companies.