DUBLIN, October 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Dutch startup Shake-on launches smart bracelet for 30,000 tech lovers.
The Dutch start-up Shake-on launches its smart bracelet in collaboration with one of the worlds biggest technology events with 30,000 attendees: Web Summit in Dublin. Using its smart bracelet, Shake-on serves every stakeholder at the event: visitors, exhibitors and organizers. For the visitors the bracelet provides a revolutionary service: when two people shake hands upon meeting, contact information is exchanged automatically.
When Shake-on was already selected to pitch on Web Summit, the organization itself showed great interest in the services Shake-on provides with its smart bracelets. Thus the companies decided to work together. "Shake-on's versatile bracelet and data offering will be a highlight for Web Summit within the Big Data category" says Patrick Griffith, Startups Manager of Web Summit.
The collaboration with Web Summit enables Shake-on to do a showcase during its event, which will take place in Dublin from the 3rd to the 5th of November. The smart bracelet will be worn by a pilot group of visitors, who will exchange real-time data with other visitors by shaking each other's hands. The software and app that Shake-on provides, will show users the people they have met and where they have been.
Shake-on, a Dutch startup, is incubated since November 2014 in incubator YES!Delft. Its three founders, Babak Heydari (27), Anton de Bode (23) and Jouri Schoemaker (25), have since then, along with their team, worked with complete dedication on their initial prototypes. The smart bracelet is programmed with a unique algorithm that detects the movement of the handshake and, combined with the Shake-on app, automatically exchanges contact information.
In addition to this networking feature for the visitors, the smart bracelet provides valuable insights to the organizers and exhibitors. They will receive an complete overview of the number and behavior of their visitors, as well as the visitors' demographics in terms of interests and professional backgrounds. "Shake-on wants to optimize events by creating an eco-system where all parties involved will contribute and benefit." says Babak Heydari, founder of Shake-on. "Our unique software analyzes all the data and translates these into concrete possibilities to make the event even more successful."
Web Summit will mark Shake-on's global launch. In 2016, the startup will focus on conquering their domestic market in the Netherlands. TEDx and 'Week van de Ondernemer' ('Week of the Entrepreneur') will work with the technology. Sven van Egmond, Strategy director at Week van de Ondernemer states: "For many years we are dreaming of a simple way to connect entrepreneurs up front, during, and after our events. For us, Shake-on is the perfect match".
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For more information about the Dutch start-up Shake-on you can contact Jouri Schoemaker, cofounder, via [email protected] or +31636301265