Vator is introducing Vator Spark, a series of master classes on innovative and disruptive topics relevant to succeeding as a technology entrepreneur. Vator Spark is a full-day, high-energy and accelerated class designed to give entrepreneurs the right knowledge platform, best practices and tools to succeed. We're thrilled to introduce our first topic in the series: Get Game? How to Gamify Your Start-up
Technology start-ups are tapping into the science of behavior to understand how they can leverage human motivation to engage customers to perform desired actions. The location-based service Foursquare introduced badges, mayorships and leaderboards into the public conscience to reward proactive location check-ins. Foursquare turned the otherwise time-consuming task of creating geo-content into a game-like user experience.
The science behind applying these kind of engagement techniques is called Gamification, which has ushered in new types of start-ups applying gaming mechanics to drive playful behavior that leads to predictable desired outcomes.
Vator Spark has for the first time gathered the thought-leaders and investors behind these start-ups for a full-day learning event to explore how to incorporate the best practices around product design, marketing, fundraising and more.
The first full-day Vator Spark event is scheduled for May 1, 2012. See agenda and speakers here: http://vator.tv/events/vator-spark-may-2012
A big thanks to Bunchball, a leader in gamification, for being a main sponsor.
When & Where
Vator (short for innovator) is an awesome business network dedicated to high-tech entrepreneurs and investors. Vator consists of Vator.co, the online network with 150,000-plus members; VatorX - a platform to help filter for great startups; Vator Investment Club - made up of Vator investor members who invest in Vator-curated startups; Vator Media, which includes VatorNews, a provider of analysis, commentary, and news about innovation and venture capital, and Vator Events, which organizers the Splash startup series and Post Seed conference.