Sponsia among the nominees at Eventex Awards International 2013

We are very pleased to announce that Sponsia has been nominated for “Event technology of the year” at the Eventex Awards International 2013.

Sponsia will compete with 11 other nominees in the category of the best software, application and mobile event technologies that made the best events happen in 2013.

All nominees will be carefully assessed by an international jury, composed of experts and professionals in the events industry such as David Adler, Stefania Conti-Vecchi, James Morgan and others. The evaluation is formed by key features and objectives, marketing and sales strategy, key clients or target for start-ups and overall presentation of the entry.

Voting of the jury will be open until Saturday, 15 March 2014 and the winners in each category will be announced on the 18th of March 2014.

Спечели вкусна торта за офиса със Sponsia и сладкарска работилница Искам още

Sponsia и Сладкарска работилница “Искам още” подготвят сладка празнична изненада за тези от вас, които обичат да се забавляват на работното си място. Две вкусни торти Шарлота с пухкави бишкоти, сочни плодове и леко желиран крем ви очакват в нашата Facebook игра “Торта в офиса”!

Как да участвате?
1. Направете си оригинална и забавна снимка с колегите от работа
2. Качете снимката в приложението на нашата Facebook страница
3. Съберете 10 харесвания, за да се включите в томболата за наградите.

Крайният срок за участие е 15:00 часа на 23 декември 2013 г. Победителите ще бъдат обявени чрез жребий между всички участници с 10 или повече харесвания на своята снимка. Играта е валидна само за територията на град София.

Включете се в играта тук!

Sponsia placed 3rd in the BG Site 2013 competition

Sponsia took the 3rd place in the BG Site 2013 competition – the 14th edition of one of the most prestigios web awards in Bulgaria. The winners were announced on an official award ceremony that was held on November 19 in Rainbow Plaza, Sofia.

Our project was one of three nominees in the “Made in BG” category which evaluates the best foreign language websites created in Bulgaria. pCloud won the first prize in the category while the second prize went to D`angelico guitars.

The sites were rated by a jury composed of experts and managers of leading sites or companies. The evaluation was based on content, design, functionality, technical performance and originality.

We would like to thank the jury, the organisers and all the people who supported us in this competition. We promise to be the best next year!

 

Sponsia among the finalists at How to Web Startup Spotlight 2013

Just two weeks after our trip to Dublin’s Web Summit 2013, we are ready to dive in our next startup challenge! Sponsia was selected to participate in the final of the Startup Spotlight competition, part of the How to Web conference which will be held between November 19 and 22 in Bucharest, Romania.

Sponsia will compete with 31 other teams for some great prizes like the $10,000 Best Startup Award and the $5,000 IXIA Innovation Award. There will be also prizes for the Runner-Up ($3,000) and the Best pitch in show ($2,000). Besides that, the finalists will have the chance to meet investors, VCs, mentors and other entrepreneurs and receive valuable exposure, advice and feedback.

Sponsia’s pitch in the first round, that has to determine the Best 8, is scheduled for November 19.

Bucharest, here we come!

Sponsia nominated for Best Bulgarian foreign language website

We are very pleased to announce that Sponsia has been nominated in the BGsite 2013 competition – one of the most prestigious web awards in Bulgaria!

Sponsia is one of the three nominees selected among 13 candidates for the best foreign language website created in Bulgaria in the “Made in BG” category.

The sites are rated by a jury, composed of experts and managers of leading sites or companies. The evaluation is based on content, design, functionality, technical performance and originality.

The winners in the specified categories will be announced on a special ceremony which will take place on 19 November 2013 in Sofia.

Why should brands and businesses sponsor an event?

Traditional ads are becoming less effective and credible, which makes it difficult for brand owners to distribute their product and make their brand recognizable among others. This could be extremely challenging and even frustrating especially if you’re running a small or medium business. Don’t lose hope! Sponsor an event!

Sponsorship, financial or in-kind, is a great marketing tool that could help you to establish and improve your company image and credibility by supporting events or causes that your target market finds alluring. If you’re still not convinced, here are some benefits that come in the “Sponsorship package”:

  • Reaching the right audience

Sponsoring an event gives you a vast opportunity to communicate your message or show your brand and product to a specific desired target group that could be really interested

  • Building brand awareness and recognition

By sponsoring an event you have the chance to receive some great exposure in front of the attendees of the event that could bring your brand more awareness and recognition in the market.

  •  Creating and enhancing your corporate image

Sponsorship is also a great way to satisfy your brand’s CSR (corporate social responsibility) needs and show people your support for a good cause. This will considerably accelerate the process of creating and building trust and establishing connection with customers.

  • Media exposure

Most events achieve a lot of publicity which is beneficial for the sponsors as well by just being mentioned in editorials and appearing in the photos of the event. This is a great chance to provide extended visibility and exposure in markets you haven’t conquered yet.

  • Distributing samples and offers

By distributing samples of your product or service at the event, you can receive an honest feedback from the attendees. That way you can gather useful information about your product and make further adjustments, if needed. You could also provide special offers and discounts for the event attendees that could result in new customers and more sales.

  • Establishing new partnerships

Another advantage of sponsoring an event is the opportunity to meet potential partners and establish new professional connections among other sponsors, vendors and even attendees.

  •  Community involvement

By sponsoring a local event with huge significance to a specific community you’re showing your interest in providing support. To be seen supporting the community and helping its development can increase your brand’s image and popularity.

  • Contacts

Accessing a list of attendees is surely one of the biggest benefits you may get when sponsoring an event. That way you could gain access to mailing lists and distributing channels, which will ensure further connection and chance of promoting your brand.

And it’s cost effective!

Sponsors are associated with the event they support so it’s of high importance for them to choose events that are suitable for their brand or product.

If you have a business and you’re interested in event sponsorship as a promising and reliable marketing strategy, all you need to do is to find an event or a cause that is most suitable for your enterprise. And that’s what Sponsia is here for.

Sponsia featured in Angliya Newspaper

We are proud to inform that Sponsia got featured in Angliya – Britain’s biggest Russian newspaper. Our company is the focus of a beautiful article covering a whole page in the new edition of the newspaper (24 – 30 October 2013).

The publication highlights Sponsia’s business model and ambitions and also includes information about Eleven, our VC accelerator, as well as an interview with Milen Ivanov, CEO and co-founder of Sponsia.

Check out the full article, available only in Russian, here:
http://issuu.com/angliya/docs/item394_all/12

Виж кой печели в кампанията “Осигури кафе паузата на твоето събитие”

Приключи онлайн кампанията „Осигури кафе паузата на твоето събитие“, организирана от Sponsia с партньорството на Coffeespot.bg. Конкурсът бе насочен към организатори на събития от типа на конференции, семинари, обучения и събрания, които имат нужда от подкрепа за провеждането на кафе паузите на събитието.

В борбата за наградата, която включва кафе машина на мястото на събитието, необходимите кафе продукти и аксесоари и обслужващ промо екип, бяха регистрирани 9 събития. Между тях чрез жребий на случаен принцип бе определено и печелившото събитие:

StartUp Conference 2013 (22-23 ноември 2013 г. в София)

Екипът на Sponsia ще се свърже с организаторите на печелившото събитие чрез писмо на имейл адреса, с който са се регистрирали в кампанията. Благодарим на всички участници в кампанията!

Научете повече за Sponsia!

Научете повече за Coffeespot.bg!

Sponsia shortlisted for the Best New Event Tech Startup at the Event Technology Awards 2013

We are delighted to announce that Sponsia is shortlisted for the ‘Best New Event Tech Startup’ category at the Event Technology Awards (ETA’s)- the newly launched initiative recognizing the use and inovation of technology at events, festivals and exhibitions across UK and Europe.

Sponsia is among the 10 companies that were selected to reach the public vote stage by the ETA judges from an initial 28 nominations. The ‘Best New Event Tech Startup’ category is the only one of the 20 that will be decided by an online voting alone.

We will highly appreciate your support. To vote for Sponsia please visit this page:
http://www.eventtechnologyawards.co.uk/event-tech-startup-award-applications-open/

Closing date is 31 October 2013.

The winner will be announced at The Event Technology Awards, which will be held on Friday 15th November at The Supernova events venue in London.

Eventyard gives international exposure to independent artists and musicians

With a brand new iOS application and releases in several European cities, Eventyard gets international presence and opens up a new Seed round for investors.

The mobile application is ready to use and gives exciting events nearby to everyone who travels a lot and looks for independent and valuable content. Thus users will not need to download different application everywhere it goes, as Eventyard works everywhere.

Just one night after the release, the app has a number of downloads from Sofia, Lisbon, London and Berlin – cities packed with great artists, musicians and venues who add their upcoming shows on Eventyard in order to stand out of the noise on the Internet. Eventyard’s next stop is Belgrade, where they plan to bring the localization to the next level by starting translations in local languages.

Eventyard helps you discover events you love. The platform matches users’ interests with their location and gives exciting upcoming events suggestions. It is the place where independent event organizers like artists, musicians or small local venues can stand out of the crowd and promote their events at a reasonable price. Thus they are finally able to reach targeted new audience and keep the conversation with their followers going.

Eventyard is a member of the first batch of startups funded by Eleven Startup Accelerator. They are now opening their Seed round which will be closed till the end of this year and they invite everyone interested to join the round. Eventyard was also selected to participate in Lisbon Challenge among more than 650 applications. You can follow Eventyard through its Angel List profile.