Agam Berry has a deserved reputation for being a successful digital marketer and tech entrepreneur. For more than ten years, he has assisted online publishers with surplus ad inventory sales, using direct response marketing and has been featured into many online articles like FoundersGuide.com and TheStartUpMag.com. We recently asked him to list the five tech startups that have given him the most inspiration this year, as a business owner. He kindly provided the following list of companies that look set for big things in the near future:
Gamurs was founded in 2015. As its’ name suggests, it is a social media platform designed for gamers. It is somewhere that they can connect with fellow enthusiasts, share gaming content and follow industry updates, without being called ‘nerds’ or suffering other harsh judgments. Dot Esports is the company’s flagship comprehensive platform that offers its’ members detailed coverage of esports events and personalities, along with the latest news.
This platform allows skilled professionals to try different jobs, by linking them up with innovative firms and startups that require assistance with specific projects. The firms get the staff, and the professionals gain valuable experience in a new role or sector. QLC arranges temporary positions lasting up to six weeks, which only demand a five to ten hour time commitment each week. With roles ranging from growth hacking company project managers, to healthcare startup brand managers, users will acquire new expertise in an industry they love, without leaving their regular jobs.
This is an outdoor ad space marketplace for both sellers and buyers. Primarily, the AdQuick team consists of former Instacart employees, who are turning their hand to this cut and thrust industry. Because online marketing continues to be dominated by Facebook and Google, increasing numbers of direct to customer businesses are searching for methods to reach customers in different ways. AdQuick finds the best markets and locations, ensures that the campaigns run seamlessly, helps to negotiate prices, and offers analytics to assess the impact of campaigns.
This is a collaboration and information management tool for pharma, biological and life science academics. Biotechnology is changing our lives in many ways — including the clothes we buy, the food we consume and the drugs we use, etc. To facilitate this crucial research, life science groups require processes that are more predictable, more scalable and better designed. Benchling delivers an interface that streamlines developments in biotechnology, which helps academics to design tests, monitor candidates and publish findings. It works with big organizations, such as the Food and Drug Administration, and more than 100k scientists.
This is a specialized educational scheme, intended to encourage university students to follow their career goals. The twenty-one day course, which is held in Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore, offers training to students, along with the opportunity to work with creative companies to address real business issues. Since it was founded in 2014, Austern has enjoyed much success. Hundreds of students the world over have attended its’ courses, and companies like Spotify, Slack, Carousell, Philips and Bellabox have registered as collaborative employers.