Category Archives: Events

Get Big Results with Small Budgets

Social media is never a small task—from the ever-changing platforms and tools to staying on top of trends and best practices, from the daily management to targeted campaigns, social media can be a full-time job. But often times we are faced with large tasks with little resources.

Social Media Club of Hawaii

At the Social Media Club event Small Budgets, Big Results: August #SMCHI Educational Event SurroundsMe co-founder Rob Bertholf will discuss how to create and deploy advocacy strategies and harness some of your biggest assets in social media: your loyal fans and employees.  Additional questions answered at the event will be:

  • What are ways non-profits are maximizing their budget?
  • How can you extend the conversation on social media during live events?
  • How can an employee policy help make your organization more efficient?
  • How can you harness your employees and fans to create advocates?
  • How can engagement be your biggest money-saving asset?

If you are in the Honolulu area be sure to register for the event.

 

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SurroundsMe to present at #StartupParadise Demo Day

SurroundsMe was excited to present at #StartupParadise demo day with the Blue Startups and sister Energy accelerator at Demo day.  A bit about Blue Startups, Energy Excelerator & Demo Day:

Blue Startups is a Honolulu-based venture accelerator founded by Henk Rogers (Tetris®). Blue Startups invests in and provides hands-on mentorship to capital-efficient and scalable-technology companies. The program lasts approximately 3 months where our startups gain a wealth of strategies, mentorship, and networking opportunities to build successful companies.

Energy Excelerator seeks startups with groundbreaking clean energy technologies. Selected companies spend a week in Hawaii working intensively with mentors, and win non-dilutive grant funding of up to $100k (for seed-stage companies) and $1M (for later stage companies). The purpose of the Energy Excelerator is to bring the most innovative clean tech from across the globe to Hawaii, the world’s best clean energy test bed.

Startup Paradise Demo Day is a showcase of the most recent batches of accelerator companies from Blue Startups and Energy Excelerator. The programs culminate in a Demo Day where they pitch their product to an audience of hand selected investors, press, and key VIPs.

 

MaiTai 2013

SurroundsMe invited to pitch at MaiTai Maui 2013.   The Blue Startups cohort attended the invite only event.

Woot! MaiTai Maui! Looking forward to seeing everyone! We have fun new people coming this year and companies planning to launch fantastic new products at the event.

Due to the small beach size on Maui, we’ve been forced to limit attendance the past few years so Maui MaiTai will again be invite only, registration required.

It was a blast to meet some great people and share the SurroundsMe vision:

Mahalo to Zulu Foxtrot for the video.

Early adopter pre-launch party for Social Influencers

SurroundsMe receives great feedback and high praise from Hawaii’s top social media influencers!  Tonight at Rakuen Lounge in Honolulu, SurroundsMe unveiled the first version of its social action engine aimed at simplifying social media marketing.  We couldn’t be happier with the response and look forward to growing a robust social media plan offering in the campaign marketplace.