Holonis' Platform Proves Its Impact and Reach with Startup Takeover Competition

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Empowering and inspiring businesses to digitize their marketing efforts with a full set of integrated marketing tools in this interactive contest will help them gain incredible exposure.

Holonis, Inc., a revolutionary integrated digital marketplace whose mission is to support the success of business everywhere, will host Startup Takeover, a competition of emerging startups using the Holonis platform. The competition will help these selected companies gear up for SXSW in Austin, March 13-17.

Each participating company will use the Holonis platform to build, manage and optimize their online presence leading up to SXSW. Holonis also invited each startup to participate in a number of parties, events and activities sponsored by Holonis involving marketing, social media, and press interviews, as a showcase for the competitors’ entrepreneurial prowess.

“Launching Holonis at SXSW with the ability for businesses to engage with our new modernized marketplace to promote their companies at Startup Takeover is exciting,” stated Richard B. Hollis, founder and CEO. “Empowering and inspiring businesses to digitize their marketing efforts with a full set of integrated marketing tools in this interactive contest will help them gain incredible exposure.”

Throughout the Startup Takeover competition, each company will be awarded points based on various activities achieved on the platform and offline. Those with the highest engagement, content publication and traffic driven to their Holospace and participation at each event in Austin will earn more points toward their overall score.

While at SXSW, the companies can also earn points for their participation and creativity during a grand finale event, during which participants take over the Holonis booth, located at Startup Central, Booth #935, to exhibit their unique value proposition to the crowd in an anything-goes presentation. From March 16 to 17, each company will takeover the booth, complete with a 20-foot LED screen, to showcase their creativity, engagement, and technology for 10 minutes each.

Each startup has set themselves apart in their field and earned their spot in the Startup Takeover, representing a variety of technology. Participating companies include:

Cloud 9 mobile application provides support to patients suffering from mental illness and offers greater access and digital empowerment tools to care providers.

Diggen B2B platform integrates consumer data into all popular marketing tools, allowing marketers to better understand their audience.

InviteMe social curation app for group gatherings takes social lives beyond the screen and into real life, lowering social barriers and raising the chances of meeting people on a more connected, authentic level.

Loopd adds physical intelligence to corporate conferences by providing analytical insights achieved by measuring physical interactions such as attendees exchanging contact information, collecting marketing materials or attending speaker sessions.

NarrativeDx provides healthcare administrators and clinicians with actionable insights from patient experiences to improve care and maximize reimbursements.

Nusiki social network makes sharing music with friends as easy as posting pictures, sending 140-character thoughts or liking a friend's status.

Penpal Schools connects over 60 thousand students from more than 55 countries to discover other cultures, learn about global issues, and practice foreign languages with native speakers.

RealSavvy organizes housing searches by bringing ideal home listings under one roof when users pin listings from popular real estate sites to curated home boards that can be shared with friends, family and agents.

SideChef, a step-by-step cooking app designed to bring innovative technology to the world of cooking.

SocialMatterz lead-generation tool generates direct messages based on Twitter users’ clicks on links within the platform.

Startups of Puerto Rico initiative empowers Puerto Rico's brightest digital designers, makers, engineers, and entrepreneurs.

Weeva helps collect personal stories and turns them into art-quality coffee table books.

Xocial social platform allows users to give and get thanks for doing good deeds. The app’s algorithm measures the impact of each good deed, fueling a competition to make a difference.

YouRoam enables users to make and receive calls using their own phone number anywhere in the world without paying outrageous roaming and long-distance charges.

“SideChef is thrilled to have early access to Holospace,” said Kevin Yu, CEO and founder of SideChef, one of the Startup Takeover participants. “Holonis gives you the analytics you need to make informed decisions regarding how to interact with your user base. We can’t wait for other startups and small businesses to have the chance to streamline connecting with their audiences.”

Startup Takeover Commercial 2015

About Holonis, Inc.

Holonis, founded in March of 2009, is an integrated online marketplace designed to address the convergence of multimedia and commerce. Its mission is to reboot the digital economy by empowering businesses to manage their online presence through a platform of seamlessly integrated tools, including content publishing, search, e-commerce, social media, email marketing, customer engagement and analytics. The Holonis platform integrates the fragmented components of the Internet into a complete operating system, based on the principles of a Holon, defined as an entity that is simultaneously a part and a whole.

To learn more about Holonis, visit http://www.Holonis.com or check out these videos:

1. This is Holonis
2. How it Works

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