Newly-developed app is the result of imagination, collaboration, and market need
Who: UBC interdisciplinary students
What: start-up business launch
Where: Charles E. Fipke Centre for Innovative Research (FIP 204), UBC’s Okanagan Campus
When: Friday, March 27, 6 p.m.
An entrepreneurial group of UBC students is showcasing the next generation of social networking: a new app called Festfeed that is useful for festivals, corporate events, and school functions.
Created to be a mobile-first application, Festfeed is a social network platform designed by UBC students in various programs, from management and computer science to international relations. Festfeed is designed to be lightweight, fast, and energy efficient, says student and co-founder Matt Stefan.
On the administration end, the app enables event managers to create applications with ease; it also allows sponsors to interact and engage with users as event-goers interact at their events.
The students behind Festfeed launch the app in an on-campus presentation and event on Friday, March 27, starting at 6 p.m. in the Charles E. Fipke Centre for Innovative Research (FIP 204).
A live demonstration will showcase Festfeed’s functionality and demonstrate what differentiates it from competitors. Activities include a keynote address by Festfeed’s leadership team, followed by an collaborative festival-like activity allowing participants to interact with the new app while enjoying food, refreshments, and music. The public and students are invited to drop in and join in the launch event.
Many competing products are based on scheduling, registration, and micro-event applications, Stefan says.
“Festfeed takes the basic features that users and event managers care about and bolts them together to create an engaging and lively social network,” he says. “Festfeed is a next-generation social network curated specifically for events.”
Students were encouraged and mentored by Accelerate Okanagan, and faculty and staff at UBC, while there has been enthusiastic support from the local business community, says Stefan.