Highlights From WedTech Summit 2014

Last week, San Francisco hosted the first ever WedTech Summit featuring wedding and technology industries’ best and brightest. WedTech Summit was created and organized by Carol Gerin, a wedding journalist and author of The Anti-Bride book, and Michael Cole (BizDev specialist) with the hopes of revealing “new entry points into the wed-space, creating efficiencies, movement, matchmaking, and monetization”.

Carol Gerin

The day-long conference was MC’ed by Murray Newlands, contributing writer at Inc. and Entrepreneur, who recently wrote this article on 5 Top Wedding Apps and featured six expert panels.

WedTech Summit Audience

“The Future of the Wedding Industry” Panel moderated by Murray Newlands

Several of our current and former clients were invited to speak on the panels. For “The Meeting Place of Wedding and Travel”, the CEOs of Wanderable, The Bach (our current client), TourNative and Jetway, Inc. discussed the opportunities and challenges faced within this niche market.

"The Meeting PLace of Wedding and Travel" Panel

“The Meeting Place of Wedding and Travel” Panel

Cofounder of our current client HoneyBook Shadiah Sigala spoke alongside founders of Carats & Cake, Nancy Liu Chin Designs, LadyMarry, and Very Mary Inspired about “Bridging the Gap Between the Wedding Consumer and Vendor”.

HoneyBook, Carats & Cake, Nancy Liu Chin Designs, LadyMarry, Very Marry Inspired

The founders of HoneyBook, Nancy Liu Chin Designs, LadyMarry, Very Marry Inspired, and Carats & Cake prepare for their panel.

Our CEO Sasha Vasilyuk moderated one of the afternoon panels discussing “Social Media & Community Building” with the leaders of BlogHerIndiegogo, Blue Mango Weddings and TourNative who explained how they positioned themselves at the forefront of their markets using savvy social media strategies.

"Social Media & Building Community" Panel

“Social Media & Building Community” Panel

With companies like Great Engagement, PushFireAisle Planner, The Wedding Spot and Weddington Way in attendance, this summit was the perfect opportunity to rub elbows and pick the brains of major industry influencers.

WedTech Mixer

After the conference, attendees grab a drink from BevMo, one of the sponsors of the event

WedTech Summit 2014 was a precursor to the larger conference slated for May 18, 2015. For more information check out WedTech Summit.  Hope to see you all there!

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