Watch the UberConference presentation for the Innovation Showcase at Enterprise Connect
It was great sponsoring the Startup Grind event last night that featured the fireside chat with Matt Rogers, co-founder of Nest. The event was packed, and it was nice to see the big turn out and have the opportunity to meet a bunch of new people. It was also cool to be back in Google Start Up Labs, where the event was hosted, which was also the first office for Firespotter, though in those early days we were in the building across the street. The new building is even nicer.
Matt shared a number of interesting learnings and experiences from his career starting from getting his dream job at Apple as an intern on the early iPod team through his success founding Nest. It was interesting to hear about the secrecy and corporate culture inside of Apple and how that translated into successful PR for the company. Matt talked about how many of the things he learned and people he met at Apple evolved into the strategies he used and people he hired at Nest. He also shared several insightful tips on founding a company, creating great products, working with VCs, and building a rock star team.
We are happy to announce that UberConference is one of the four startups chosen to present by Enterprise Connect at its Innovation Showcase. Enterprise Connect is the leading conference and exposition on enterprise communications and collaboration and is taking place in Orlando, Florida March 18-21, 2013. UberConference provides those on a teleconference with a broad range of easy-to-use tools that increase the usefulness and productivity of a group call. UberConference will present at Innovation Showcase at 1 p.m. ET Monday, March 18 located in Osceola C.
Photo credit: Enterprise Connect/UBM
With its unique, visual interface, UberConference shows participants who’s on a call and who’s speaking at any given moment, provides document sharing through Box and Evernote, and gives all participants access to every other participant’s Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook public social profiles. As one of the earliest adopters of the highly anticipated WebRTC standard, UberConference users can “dial into” UberConference calls directly from their Chrome browser. UberConference is also available for both iPhone and Android.
“UberConference delivers functionality and control through powerful yet easy-to-use tools that increase business productivity at significantly lower cost than conventional enterprise solutions,” said Craig Walker, CEO and co-founder of Firespotter Labs. “We are thrilled to be selected as one of the four startups to present at Enterprise Connect’s Innovation Showcase.”
Enterprise 2013 will focus on wireless, video, Unified Communications, WebRTC, SIP Trunking, and the Cloud. The Enterprise Connect Innovation Showcase is designed to feature innovative products and services from new and emerging start-up firms in these areas.
UberConference is about simplicity. So when you invite someone to a conference call, we make sure they get notified either by email or by text. Although this works great for the vast majority of your contacts, there are a few technology lovers out there with more than one or two phone numbers (our very own Craig Walker comes to mind :-). In such cases, you may not want them to be notified about the same conference call on all of their phones.
Starting today, when you schedule a call on UberConference, you can mouse over the attendees that you invite and see the option to select which of them you want to receive notifications and to which phones and email addresses if they have several. This choice is sticky, so we will remember it for you for future invitations.
Hope you like it. As usual, we would love to hear your feedback if you have any.
Startup Lessons from Theodore Roosevelt by UberConference CEO,Craig Walker, at Startup Grind 2013. Read more about the talk and the event on the Startup Grind blog.
We are happy to announce today the UberConference Google Apps Reseller Program. UberConference is a next generation audio conferencing service with a unique, visual interface. UberConference’s new channel partner program will be launching with Premier Enterprise Google Apps resellers SADA Systems, Dito, Sheepdog, LTech and Agosto as its principal partners.
“Partnering with these world class resellers to drive end user adoption was an easy choice” said Craig Walker, CEO and co-founder of Firespotter Labs. “They have a unique combination of qualities – excellent reputations, a strong customer focus, leadership that demonstrates vision, and deep market penetration. Our launch resellers lead by example as the drivers of cloud-based services adoption and we are thrilled to be working with them.”
With its unique, visual interface, UberConference shows participants who’s on a call and who’s speaking at any given moment, and gives all participants access to every other participant’s Google+, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook public social profiles. Features such as recording, dialing out to participants and earmuffs, which allow for sidebar conversations, as well as file sharing through Evernote, are easy-to-use. UberConference continues to introduce features that help businesses be more productive at significantly lower cost, and is investing resources in spreading the word through this reseller channel.
“At SADA Systems, we pride ourselves on bringing innovative cloud based solutions to our current and prospective customers,” said Tony Safoian, president and CEO of SADA Systems. “We are delighted to be partnering with UberConference as their offering fits our profile perfectly.”
Since its beta launch in May 2012, UberConference has significantly expanded its offerings, rolling out its premium service (UberConference Pro), and its enterprise product (UberConference Business), as well as mobile apps available for both iPhone and Android. With the launch of the reseller program, UberConference will increase its ability to engage enterprise customers and to deliver a much needed conference calling cloud solution for Google Apps customers.
Interested resellers should contact Dwight Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It was great being at ITEXPO last week. We met a lot of interesting people at the event and had a great time!
ÜberConference was proud to be a sponsor of StartUpCamp7, a great event for early-stage communications companies to showcase cutting-edge technologies and business ideas. Our CEO, Craig Walker, was one of the judges. He was also part of the panel, The Future of Service Providers - Dumb Pipes or Global Leaders. Here are some pics from the event.
If you were at the event you would have also seen that ÜberConference was sponsoring the front and back of the badges at the event. For those who weren’t there, here is how it looked:
Want some tips on being more productive in your business?
You’ll want to check out the latest ebook from Evernote Productivity Ambassador, Joshua Zerkel. The ebook Evernote @ Work, The Ultimate Guide to Implementing Evernote in Your Business has a number of tips on using Evernote to be more efficient. ÜberConference is one of the Evernote integrations mentioned in the book, and is highlighted as a tip for keeping your meetings on track. ÜberConference’s integration started as a way to automatically saves call summaries in Evernote, and last week added a new feature for sharing Evernote notes in meetings.
Got a need for speed? Now you can schedule conference calls even quicker, right from Chrome.
All you need is the new ÜberConference Chrome extension that is now available in the Chrome web store. Once you install the extension, you will see the ÜberConference logo in the top right of your Chrome browser. When you click that icon, a window will appear that will let you immediately start or schedule a conference call, just like it works on the regular site.
Previously we launched a Google Chrome app to make it easier to get to the ÜberConference site, and the new extension simplifies starting conferences even further. The other nice feature we have for Chrome is the ability to join conference calls from anywhere through your Internet connection without even picking up a phone.
Check out the new extension!
Share Evernote notes within UberConference calls - http://www.uberconference.com/features/document_sharing