Thursday and Friday of last week saw the first ever TechCocktail Celebrate. After combing the nation over the last five years looking at what the hottest startup company in each city was, Frank Gruber and the TechCocktail team decided to have a finals in Las Vegas.
The event was a smashing success and is sure to be repeated. While Las Vegas is known for it’s finer things, and the best gift giving, a new app for remote gift giving took TechCocktails celebrate to debut. DrinkBoard has carefully curated a group of hospitality locations to make gift giving a breeze. The app says if you’re in Las Vegas and have a friend that needs a drink in New York, no problem.
As a team, our vision was to develop technology that supports community,” says David Leibner, CEO of Giftboard Inc. the parent company of Drinkboard. “We know that the human race has never been so hyper aware of celebratory events ever before. We also know that all you can gift a friend, loved one or co-worker in real time from afar, is flowers and chocolate. Our market research shows that the consumer appreciates the ability to buy a friend a carefully curated gift from an amazing bar or restaurant for signature cocktails and other menu items”.
For the consumer: Drinkboard might be the coolest new app allowing for real time gifting to a carefully curated group of hospitality locations. Have a friend in Las Vegas but you are in NYC? Drinkboard let’s you buy him a drink and say, “Thanks” or “Congrats, This round is on me”
For the Merchants: Drinkboard is an incredibly powerful referral and marketing platform that supports business at full retail price (The Anti-Groupon).
For the Brands: Drinkboard creates the opportunity for iconic brands to be gifted and tied to another consumer’s celebratory event.
Drinkboard: Drinkboard turns consumers into viral brand ambassadors for each merchant and brand while driving new revenue not seen before.
Gift for a cause: Drinkboard is working with Share our Strength and team No Kid Hungry to support the fight against childhood hunger. Anyone who texts “No Kid Hungry” to 31996 will join in the fight against childhood hunger while supporting local brick and mortar businesses. Drinkboard is donating 100% of their proceeds for any gift bought in the month of October (also known at Drinkboard HQ as Giftober) at any of their celebrated locations.