Splash SF Sept 2012 Finalist - Addvocate

Kristin Karaoglu · October 15, 2012 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/2ae6

Check out Addvocate's presentation at Splash SF Sept 2012

Splash SF finalist Addvocate simplifies and systemizes the task of posting, scheduling, training, archiving, & governing the social voices of your employees. It aggregates and connects employee personal social channels to extend the reach and impact of company messages.

Watch founder and CEO Marcus Nelson present.

Even though success is not defined by how much money a company has raised, past Vator winners, such as ThumbtackGetableGrovo, Astrid, Udemy, and Geeklist have gone on to raise millions of dollars collectively from venerable VCs, soon after presenting.

Want to apply to get on stage at the next Splash competition? It's being held in NY on Dec. 5. Join the Splash competition here.

Here's some other testimonials: 

"The process of inviting everyone one we knew to vote for us, even before the event, was a fantastic way to build support for our company. Then presenting at Vator Splash was a blast. The short presentation style ensured the audience was engaged and the follow-up questions from the judges were on-point and constructive. At Vator Splash, I made great connections with a number of investors and had a number of follow-up meetings. We were able to raise our last round entirely from investors who discovered us from the publicity we generated from Vator Splash," said Jon Paris, CEO and founder of Astrid.

"Working with Vator, and Bambi, is a pleasure. She's really passionate about uniting great ideas with the right people. We actually tied for first in last years Vator Splash SF and as a direct result raised $150,000 from an investor who saw us pitch. TEEC Angels approached us right at the event and invested soon thereafter. Reuben Katz, CEO and founder of Geeklist.

"Vator has acted as a launchpad for my startup in terms of awareness and exposure. As a winner of a Vator competition, my startup enjoyed early traction and buzz. Vator has kept my business relevant in the minds of investors, entrepreneurs and potential employees. I've made many invaluable connections to the investor and entrepreneur community." Tim Hyer, founder and CEO, Getable

"DogVacay.com won Vator Splash LA in June 2012. The competition allowed us an opportunity to meet and pitch against some of the great Los Angeles startups and further foster our entrepreneurial community. There was such a positive energy with so many great minds providing insightful feedback throughout the night. Two paws up, Vator!"  Aaron Hirschhorn, founder & Top Dog, Dog Vacay 

"Events like Vator Splash are critical for startups to generate awareness. We were a top 10 finalist for Splash LA. It provided us with an amazing opportunity to network and gain exposure to a whole community of investors and VCs. Soon after, we raised $3M as a result of the momentum/exposure from the event and the platform in general," Peter Vogel, founder and CEO, Plink. 

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Addvocate

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Every company thinks they need to be social. As such, they're spending millions of dollars to do so. Unfortunately, they're underutilizing the most motivated asset they already have -- enthusiastic employees.

Your workers want to talk about their company, only they don't know what to say, or they're afraid to say the wrong thing. Instead, they do nothing.

We're simplifying and systemizing the task of posting, scheduling, training, archiving, & governing the social voices of your employees.

Competitive advantage

There is no product on the market that caters directly to the needs of companies wish to become social enterprises. Tools today only work for small teams and are too cost prohibitive to roll out to all employees.

 

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Marcus Nelson

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CEO of @addvocate • adviser • speaker • twin • chili champ • husband to @emilyjo • dad of 3 • 1/2 kiwi born #Texan raised #Wisconsin •former @salesforce @uservoice