Apple, Google, Adobe, and others are canceling their big events as part of Coronavirus prevention guidance. But many are turning to technology and virtual conferences to make their announcements. Matchbox Virtual Media is a startup located in Montreal that helps create meaningful conversations but virtually.
The increasing demand for virtual conferences is making it a very busy time for them. The Matchbox website, currently states “We are currently processing a high volume of requests due to concerns of event cancellations related to COVID-19. If you’re interested in taking your event online, we got you! These requests will be prioritized.”
The company began just over a year ago and help host virtual conferences. They recently held a virtual event for CPA professionals across the country which saw 249 attendees taking part in conversations spread over 2 days and 4 sessions.
There were a total of 33,000 words exchanged between them and over 980 connections made! Matchbox CEO and Founder Arianna Rehak joins me on Tech Talks Daily to share the story behind the company.
When Arianna was 7-years-old she lugged her toys and art supplies onto her front lawn with a sign bearing the title of my new venture: Rent-It. For a small price, her neighbours could rent out anything from a fairy stencil to a red marker. She made $1.15 in one day’s work, but she attributes that to bad price pointing. From that day on, her entrepreneurial rigor only got stronger, but more significantly, it became more pointed.
Ariana calls herself a student of human nature, which has guided both her channels of learning and her career direction. She has learned that good intentions are not enough to get things done, and it is her ultimate goal to use both critical and creative thinking to achieve maximum impact.
Arianna shares with me how they are helping organizations produce virtual events that foster meaningful conversations.
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