This past week at MIT Media Lab, a mixture of gifted academics, start up hustlers, eager Venture Capitalists and seasoned Fortune 500 executives converged on the world-renowned MIT EmTech Conference. It was a riveting, insightful and eye-opening look into some of the most interesting new technologies and pressing initiatives on the planet. Examined were a mix of topics such as The Internet of Things, Precision Medicine, and Sustainability in the Growing World. We had the fortune to attend the conference this year and boy, was it a treat. For a Full List of the topics covered, please Visit Here.
We’re thrilled to be offering our Evol8tion friends VIP registration access for Unify 2014!
Hosted by one of our own database startups, OneSpot, Unify 2014 is a half-day event focused exclusively on the next major chapter of content marketing: building audiences, driving engagement and maximizing business results from content.
Click here to register early for the event, use the discount code evol8tion to receive 50% off your ticket price, and we’ll see you at The Standard!
Calling all design startups/founders!
NEA is hosting NEA studio, a two-week informational session for design-focused startups. The program will run from November 10th-21st, and will include valuable lessons on team building, go-to-market-strategy, and fundraising.
#NYCSTARTSUP needs your help deciding which 3 startups will go on to pitch live on stage on at #NYCSTARTSUP on September 30!
Making Mistakes…On Purpose
I was keynoting at a Satmetrix (the Net Promoter People) customer experience conference last week in London — and over fish ‘n chips during lunch, I ended up chatting with one of my fellow keynoters, Ian Williams (@CustExpMan), about making mistakes.
Did you miss last night’s Ad Think event featuring our CEO, Joseph Jaffe, as moderator? No problem! As always, the Evol8tion team is here to recap the event for you. Check out the startups that pitched last night below.
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Do you like doodling, and wish there was a messaging app centered around it?
Then check out LokLok—a doodle-based messaging app that allows you to send your own masterpieces to your friends (as long as they have the app too).
Once you download LokLok, a whiteboard becomes your lock screen. All you need to do is double tap your screen and start drawing. Plus, your friends can make their own additions to your doodles once you’re done!
But what if you have a picture on your lock screen that you don’t want to change? No worries! Go into settings on LokLok, unselect it as your lock screen, and use it the way you’d use any other app.
And, in case you’re wondering, LokLok can do a lot more than simple doodling. You can post and draw on a picture, take and mess around with your own selfie, or just draw messages asking your friends to hang out in cool and unique ways. You can even send your doodles in a text or share them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. There’s no wrong way to use the app—so just get out those creative juices!
Unfortunately, the app is only available in Google Play right now, so Apple users will have to wait for their chance to play with this awesome messaging app.
So, Android users, test out the app with your friends and see what you think. But be warned—it’s pretty addictive.
Follow them: @loklokapp