5 Cool Companies We Met at The Next Web Conference 2019
Updated: Dec 27, 2019
Last week, Wix Answers had the pleasure of exhibiting at Europe's leading tech event, The Next Web Conference (TNW) in Amsterdam. We joined over 17,500 attendees, ranging from entrepreneurs to designers, in a two-day journey exploring the latest trends in technology. It gave us the perfect opportunity to showcase the phenomenal evolution of our help desk software and connect with some of the brightest people and companies in the world.
As an exhibitor and a team of part-time smoothie enthusiasts (yes, there were smoothies), we had the opportunity to meet with several innovative startups and established companies who are shaping the way the world thinks about tech through their brilliant solutions and products. Want to know what you missed out on? In no particular order, here are five interesting companies shaping the way we work, learn and communicate:
Did you know there’s a tool that helps you design, review and test products before writing a single line of code? Meet InVision, a platform created by designers for designers from all walks of life. It’s a collaborative prototyping tool which enables you to easily create interactive mockups of your product or service. There’s no need to send multiple screenshots in an email, resulting in a long conversation thread. With the click of a button, you can share these designs with your team or clients, along with intuitive ways to comment and leave feedback so that everyone is on the same page. The company recently released InVision Studio to Windows users, a tool to build screen designs and powerful interactive prototypes under one creative roof.
Their big-named customers include Adobe, Zappos and SoundCloud who use this solution to design, collaborate and develop the best user experience possible.
Back in 2005, the ‘coworking movement’ came to life by engineer Brad Neuberg. He had the idea of bringing freelancers and like-minded individuals together through a community-based office space. A decade later, the evolution of the work space has gone through more drastic changes as a result of new technologies like cryptocurrency, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Virtual Reality (VR). With more companies using shared workspaces due to factors such as growth, it’s become apparent that traditional tech hub models are separating people instead of bringing them together. The need to adapt to the future and spread these ideas is something which Primalbase is committed to. Instead of using a traditional payment method for services, the company uses a cryptocurrency token system called Primalbase tokens (PBT) to keep track of memberships. PBT holders can book workspaces or lease their shares to others in an open-sourced marketplace. Workspaces are currently located in the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam, Berlin and London. In Q2 2019, they will also open two new offices in New York City and Singapore.
Remember your first job’s training? It probably included two-inch high manuals, lengthy videos and presentations. Chances are you probably did not retain half of that information. Nowadays, we have become used to learning and absorbing a lot of information in a short amount of time. This means that the techniques and methods used to educate employees have to constantly adapt. Meet gamification: A process of applying gaming designs and concepts to a website or software for educational purposes. When it comes to your employees learning new information in an interactive and effective way, Kludo offers a gamification solution for enterprises. The platform aims to increase employee engagement, productivity and knowledge retention while reducing learning costs. Your employees will be able to access the platform from their desktop or mobile devices whenever they want. On top of that, you’ll be able to track employee performance in real-time to improve learning and behaviors.
Founded at the end of 2018, the company finished the year off with great results. For this year, they want to keep the pace going, increase revenue and hire talented people to join their awesome team!