10by10: New Startup Will Connect Vendors & Venues
We’re excited about an up-and-coming concept we heard about over on the Event Manager Blog Event Startup Pinterest feed (and if you’ve never been over there, check it out, it’s invaluable).
In the words of founder Christa Huntley:
“…I own a business and frequently I attend expo events to reach a broader audience. I’ve attended very successful events where I was able to generate significant leads and I’ve attended others that have been time wasters. The results vary but really I just want good results, more leads, and increased sales.
“I also want to be able to find events, valuable events, without having to Google them, search 15 online calendars, call countless venues, and speak with every friend who has ever attended an event in my local area.
“I don’t want to miss events. I beat myself up when I didn’t know about them, didn’t hear about them until too late, or made the decision not to go because the event sounded lame.”
And so 10×10, named after the average size of your basic expo booth, was born to solve these problems.
10by10 hasn’t fully gotten off the ground yet, and their database isn’t rocking a full roster of items at the moment, but they’re on the upswing, and adding new events to their listings as we speak. Potential exhibitors will be able to search events by date or category, knowing that those events are actively seeking participants, then book event space directly through the website.
Event listing and browsing is free – 10by10 makes their moolah by charging “the event host a percentage fee for each vendor registrant.”
Keep an eye on this one, folks: it would be a pleasant game changer.