There are a ton of different event apps and services out there. However, many fall short in a few different areas. One of the biggest of these shortfalls is a lack of context concerning the attendees. Well,we just came across a new app that helps add some of this context: Winkli. The team was kind enough to answer our questions, and share a bit more about Winkli:
What is Winkli?
Overview : Winkli is new app supported by one of the best French start-up incubators called TheFamily. The app is co-founded by 3 friends, Alexis Dupont, marketer specialized in mobile innovation, along with Vincent Tromeur and Alexis Creuzot, engineers and mobile developers.
More than 6 million invitations* to Facebook events are sent every hour on the social network, creating a huge amount of potential encounters. But how easy is it to discover the profiles of the participants in an event? Winkli creates links between people meant to meet at the same event. (source ComScore / Facebook Press)
What pain are we solving ?
While young people are ever seeking to maximize networking opportunities through geo-location, Winkli facilitates meetings between people of the same social circle, indicating future events where they are likely to meet and presenting the participant profiles of their own Facebook events as well as those within their network. Winkli solves curiosity and help you to never miss a potential encounter.
Winkli is a free app allowing you to :
View personal Facebook events as well as those within your circle of friends. You won’t ever miss the weekend’s main event!
Discover the participants who attend these events and those with whom you have friends in common.
Show your interest anonymously to other participants (‘wink’) – making the possibility of contact simple.
Be matched, if the ‘wink’ is mutual, via instant messaging to chat and plan to meet at the event: No more awkward first introductions.
Chat with friends who will be present, in the context of the event.
Why did you build Winkli?
The world needs Winkli to enhance its social connections in events and never miss someone interesting to talk to. We believe that bird of a feather sticks together. Having contextual information in advance is huge advantage in networking and dating !
Tell us your founding story. Was there an “ah ha” moment?
“Had I known that this guy knew my best friend Lindsay, it would have been much easier…”
“I saw the perfect girl on Friday night, but I didn’t know how to start a conversation with her …”
“If I had known that 3 of my Facebook friends were at the same concert last Saturday …”
“I would have spoken to them last night, if I had known they were friends with my friends …”
“I only know half the people at this birthday party. Do I have connections with any of these other people? “
We’ve heard many stories like these in the past and to help our friends remedy these issues, we’ve created Winkli.
Tell us about your founding team and their backgrounds.
Winkli is supported by one of the best French start-up incubators called TheFamily.
The app is co-founded by 3 friends, Alexis Dupont, marketer specialized in mobile innovation, along with Vincent Tromeur and Alexis Creuzot, engineers and mobile developers.