The Grab Some Buds Beta-Tester Launch Party
Budweiser’s giving some lucky individuals early access to Grab Some Buds, the brewmasters' pre-released iPhone app powered by Wendr that tells you what your friends are doing on any given night based on their Facebook events, statuses, Tweets, and Foursquare check-ins..
How one “Series A crunched” startup traded user acquisition for dollar acquisition
Wendr’s story has a beginning that’s familiar to many a startup. Sam Zises saw a hole in the market for social networking apps. They were great for sharing one’s current activity. But they were awful for making plans for the future. So he built an app that helps friends share their plans with each other. Wendr was a “Foursquare for the future” and it gained modest steam, accumulating users in the tens of thousands.
How Wendr Evolved Into [L]earned Media
Wendr is a smart way to plan your night and see what your friends are doing. Recently, I caught up with founder Sam Zises to talk about Wendr and his new venture [L]earned Media. When Sam noticed that lots of brands wanted to work with Wendr, he evolved the company into an agency that deals with branded content for mobile and social media.
From one to many: Startup Wendr now a branded content agency
When Wendr launched in July as “Foursquare for the future,” its app was the classic minimally viable product...The company recently launched version 2.0, which is worth a second look. But perhaps more importantly, the company is transitioning beyond its standalone app into a branded content agency.
Watch the Startup Pitch that Wowed Anheuser-Busch InBev
Check out the startup that won over Budweiser at our last hack in April. Wendr, led by Sam Zises, is a social network based on solving one problem: What am I doing tonight? The startup took the top $25,000 prize in April, and since then, the Wendr team has been working closely with Budweiser’s technology innovation group to develop on upcoming products.
Wendr, an app for planning a night out, wins Thrillist and Samsung’s ‘Speed Dating for Startups’ competition
More than 100 startups applied to “Speed Dating for Startups,” a joint competition by Thrillist and Samsung to find interesting new business ideas, but it was the nightly planning app Wendr that stood out from the pack. Wendr, founded by Sam Zises and Nick Kaye in New York City, allows you to figure out what your friends are doing at night, as well as discover interesting new activities. Other finalists in the competition included Jam in the Van, a music production company, and Florida-inspired clothing brand Flomotion.
Wendr 2.0 Features Presented for the First Time in Thrillist/Sumsung Startup Contest
The Wendr team has just developed an updated version with new, cool features (and by cool, we mean incredibly awesome). Wendr 2.0's features are being presented for the first time in Thrillist/Sumsung's Startup Contest, because we like to not only go out, but also arrive with a bang. So check out the video and vote for us! (please!) (thank you!)
DailyTekk.com Features Wendr as Top App to Socialize with College Friends
College life can be crazy… that’s why we’ve compiled 100 awesome tech tools for college students. Whether you are studying, socializing, finding food (our first three categories), trying to land a great internship or looking for a way to pay for tuition, we’ve got you covered.
Organize Evening Plans With Wendr
How many nights out around the world rely upon social networking tools to arrange? I’ve done similar just now, tweeting someone to organize meeting up. It’d be easier to consolidate everything and sort out night time plans in one easy to use place, though. This is exactly where new app Wendr features.
Startup Weekly Presents: Your Social North Star, Wendr @ SXSW 2012
For you socially mobile people, knowing what your friends are doing tonight, or letting them know what you’re doing, is most important. Now, rather than texting, tweeting or Facebooking, there’s Wendr. As the website says, it “makes it easy to find out what your friends are doing and access nighttime events and activities.” You not only control you plans, letting people know what you’re doing, but also who gets to know, based on a visibility setting. And you color-code your “availability” to your friends; green you’re going out, red you’re staying in and orange means you are open to suggestions.
Sam Zises, Wendr's Founder on Elite Daily
Wendr, Sam’s newest startup, simplifies the process of finding out what your friends are doing tonight and accessing information on nighttime events and activities. The social media company recently inked a deal with Budweiser after winning a pitch contest among a field of more than 300 start-ups.
The Electric Playground Features Wendr in ‘App Map’ Video
We’ve got three iOS applications that will help you have a great night out on the town in The App Map.
Budweiser Taps Social-Planning Startup Wendr for $25,000 Partnership at Ad Age Digital
When you're pitching a big brand, a good idea is a requirement. But energy, charisma and a little swag don't hurt. Sam Zises, CEO of the social-planning startup Wendr, proved that this afternoon at the Ad Age Digital Conference when A-B InBev -- maker of more than 200 beers, including Budweiser -- chose his company out of a competitor set of six to team up with the giant on a partnership worth up to $25,000.
New Social Networking On Display at SXSW Interactive
There’s so much to South by Southwest’s Interactive Conference that it’s hard to see it all. But don’t worry, our Adam Balkin has you covered. In the video, learn more about Wendr, a new social media app aiming to make it easier for you to set up plans with friends on Friday night.
Wendr’s Founder & CEO Interviewed
New iPhone app Wendr helps users decide whether to go out with friends - or stay in.
#1 App for Planning Your Perfect Night
Forget the endless text message conversations that start with "Are you going out tonight?" Wendr lets you declare your intentions for the night (going out, open to suggestions, staying in) and share them with your friends. You can then specify what you want your night to look like and see who is interested in joining.
Jack Myers Media Business Report: Trending Media Companies: Wendr
Wendr is one of several companies competing in the advancing world of social media discovery applications, with place-based marketing opportunities. Wendr, founded by Sam Zises, former Ogilvy & Mather marketing and business development manager, lets users discover their friend’s plans each night by allowing them to set a status color.