Esther Surden from New Jersey Tech Weekly covered Startupalooza last week:
John Federico presented for Qrious, a New York-based company with Jersey roots that makes a smartphone application connecting event attendees to people who match their interests. Attendees provide their goals for each event, and create profiles through Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook that let them share information with others in attendance. “We like to work with the organizer because that lets us tell you who is going to be there and whom you should plan to meet when you arrive,” Federico said.
Qrious uses a multifaceted freemium business model. Organizers can integrate their sponsors for a fee and access lead-generation tools just for them. Attendees can take advantage of the “featured matches” tool; for a few dollars they’ll be placed at the top of their matches’ lists at the event.
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