Eventida Blog, News & Updates
Let's say you are involved with an event taking place in a few months, and you have an immediate deadline on another project. What’s going to get pushed to the back burner?
That's right, the event work.The thing is, it’s always something. And it can kill the success of your event.
We have a solution for you.
Matt Munson, the CEO of a startup that’s raised over $10M from several of the world’s top venture firms and has made millions in revenue, posted “The Secret Suffering of Today’s Leaders.”
It resonated with me. He wrote:
“Let’s get honest. None of us are killing it. We’re all going through a series of very human experiences, some of which are wonderful and some of which are quite painful.”
Today, I’m going to share a few of those ups and downs with you.
We’ve done a complete overhaul of the helpdesk. This is only the beginning - there is a long list of guides to develop!
Need a guide on how to do something? Ask. Chances are, we’ll deliver quickly.
Speaking of overhauls, we’ve also added a bunch of new stuff and made many other improvements to our existing features. New categories, a Marketplace for accessible events, and much more.
Read the full post to find out what we’ve done to make events easy and accessible!
A few weeks ago, the fundraiser was set up as a t-shirt idea contest and a few promotions were made. However, the co-founders have been focused on adding new features and updating the helpdesk, filling it with setup guides and FAQ's.
In order to keep up the progress with both development and fundraising, the contest has been replaced with a regular t-shirt sale. But there's nothing regular about those shirts. They highlight the eveyday things people do at events, things that not everyone can do unless access is created or accommodations are provided. Learn more.
The cofounders of Eventida created a video sharing their story at Peach Days festival and sent it over to the nice folks at AI Media, who is on a mission similar to Eventida's; making more content accessible to all.
AI Media shared the video on their facebook page. It was shared 167 times and viewed by over 9,400 people - a decent 1.8% share rate.
The irony is, the audience is primarily the Deaf community - but most of the comments posted were about food inaccessibility!
You may or may not have seen our recent announcement that we were picked out of hundreds of applicants to join the Women's Startup Lab, a Silicon Valley business accelerator program.
We were getting ready, and I contacted them to ask about interpreter arrangements, provide a list of agencies. They replied to me, saying they weren't prepared to provide interpreters, told me, "we thought your husband is hearing, that you would bring him to interpret for you."
Click the "read more" link below to learn more or see the announcement in ASL.
Deaf web developers and founders of Eventida, Elise (aka "Lisi") and Lee Whitworth, have been selected from hundreds of applicants to participate in this year's Women's Startup Lab accelerator program!
Before they can go, they need your help! Watch the video of the announcement in ASL (American Sign Language) or read the full announcement here.
"We are excited about the mission of Eventida and the difference it can make with its focus on accommodations and accessibility in the event industry."
- Goretti Heinz, Director of Operations at Women's Startup Lab.
Changelog: Complete Overhaul & New Features!Jun 16, 2016 by Lisi Whitworth
Since we have begun winding down client services and focused on Eventida, we've made huge improvements!
You can now create event lists for personal or professional use, and set them to private or public. Event sites now has a custom navigation menu builder, with the ability to link to a Page or external URL. You can create custom Pages and add them to their event list(s) and sites.
AND.... event listings, sites, and lists can be embedded onto any website. Those are only the highlights - more details are in the full changelog.
I have very high standards when it comes to quality... if I don't achieve that high standard, even though the client may be perfectly happy with the project, if I don't feel like the quality is where I want it to be, then I feel like the project hasn't been 100% successful. - Elise Whitworth
Click "read more" to watch the video that Utah Business Magazine created, featuring Elise. We are really proud of her!
"Internet marketing guru Elise Whitworth understands that promoting an event is a very necessary, but very time-consuming process for busy professionals. In an effort to help simplify the process, Whitworth has created Eventida, an event promotions app, which allows event hosts to easily create, share, update, and promote their events in one place."
We just got a fabulous, positive review by Brian Leeper (@b2theryan) on his blog @deafsocialmedia where he discusses social media, marketing, and advertising in the Deaf community!
He writes about how Eventida is essentially another social media tool, and how it is deaf friendly with its "ASL" language option:
"Visit eventida.com and type in “ASL” or “Deaf”, you could see a list of all ASL events that may be in your city you could attend! Also add your events in the future! Promoting events has just became easier!"
Check it out! It's on Deaf Social Media
We're proud to stand out among those 7 tools!
Planners can list their events for free on the Web site, and each listing includes social media sharing links for Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Google Plus, and email. Planners can use the Eventida post as their primary event page or link to a separate page.