SlideRocket’s here at SXSW powering the Accelerator program – where news-related, social media, social networking, entertainment, music, and innovative web technology startups showcase their products for the chance to win big. This year, over 400 startups applied for the Accelerator competition, and 32 were accepted, and 12 moved to the final round.
Over the course of the last few days, each of the finalists pitched their web-based products using SlideRocket, and we’re pretty fired up about the final presentations. Here’s a roundup of the finalists and winners: (more…)
If you had a chance to check out Joanna Wiebe’s presentation at SXSW 2011 “It’s About Time: Visualizing Temporality”, you were treated to a great presentation. She opened and closed playing Pink Floyd’s “Time”. Enough said…end of blog post (not really).
Click the image above to launch the presentation Joanna created using SlideRocket, and be sure to visit her OneMind blog where she explores how time and pace impact (or should impact) the design of our websites, games and e-commerce sites.
What made Joann’s presentation great? (more…)
A NASA presentation and SlideRocket are a natural fit. While at SXSW we were fortunate to catch Nicholas Skytland deliver an inspiring presentation using SlideRocket titled, “The Next Rocket Scientist: You“. We’re not the only ones who were impressed as it was quickly picked-up on the Twitter stream.
What Makes This Presentation Great? (more…)
The #SXSW Tweets have reached a truly frenetic pace, SlideRocket presentations are already being fired up, and the SlideRocket team is getting ready to land in Austin. SXSW promises to deliver this year an intense and entertaining week full of awesome presentations.
Be sure to stop by and see SlideRocket in booth #825 across from the SXsaloon bar. Yeah, you can’t miss us. We’ll be the ones rockin’ the presentations and giving away beer koozies. And on Monday at 1:30 PM we’ll have none other than Guy Kawasaki in our booth pimping his new book Enchantment with free, signed copies. Get there early – once the free books are gone, all you’ll get is a koozie. (more…)
Last December Google launched an applications web store for it’s Chrome browser and announced that usage of Chrome had grown from 40 million to 120 million. SlideRocket was fortunate to be one of 10 launch partners that participated in the event and was live on the Chrome Web Store from day one. It’s great having Google pave the way for web apps and like some other Chrome web store participants we wanted to share what this has meant to our business.
#1 Results - The SlideRocket app on the Chrome Web Store received over 50,000 installs in the first 10 days of availability and the volume hasn’t yet dropped off. As much as 60% of SlideRocket’s daily lead flow now comes from the Chrome Web Store. (more…)
Whether you’re in the boardroom, pitching to investors, closing a deal, lecturing to a class, summarizing a class project, or sharing photographs from your latest Himalayan adventure, a presentation brings your story to life. We’re excited to announce a brand new Inspiration Gallery so that you can go from 0 to 60 in seconds flat and be off and selling your product and telling your story in no time.
SlideRocket’s Templates Gallery
SlideRocket's New Tempaltes Gallery
We’ve worked with sales, marketing, and design experts to pull together a library of presentations for you to reuse. (more…)
SlideRocket is the presentation platform for SXSW 2011
Let’s get the party started! SlideRocket has been selected as the official presentation platform for the upcoming SXSW interactive conference March 11-15.
SXSW is a launching pad for young companies, and every big idea takes flight with a great presentation. We’re offering free SlideRocket Pro accounts to all SXSW presenters, launching a series of free public webinars to help all conference speakers get a standing ovation, offering a free book signing with Guy Kawasaki for his forthcoming book “Enchantment”, and powering the presentations at the Microsoft BizSpark Accelerator competition.
Whether you’ll be at SXSW this year or not, there’s a way for everyone to be a part of the excitement:
Last November, Rachel Arndt from Fast Company ran a slideshow titled, The Coolest Products From the 2010 Chicago Innovation Awards (you can watch it here). 2 slides in, I came across crowdSPRING and after reading the brief description I just knew I wanted SlideRocket to partner with them. Here’s how Rachel describes them.
SlideRocket partners with crowdSPRING
crowdSPRING connects companies looking for creative work with web designers, artists, marketers, and writers who can fill their needs. The company, which launched in 2007, now touts 75,000 members, and bills itself as the “world’s largest marketplace for creative services.”
What a great resource that would be for SlideRocket I thought to myself. We so often get SlideRocket users asking us for referrals to affordable designers who know how to make a presentation stand out from the crowd and likewise from designers and agencies looking for projects to work on. Wouldn’t it be amazing to let them find each other online? (more…)
An iPad a Day Through December 24th!
To participate in our iPad giveaway, all you need to do is install SlideRocket in Google Chrome, sign in to provision your account (just click on the SlideRocket icon), and include the #sliderocket tag in any tweet on twitter. You can be creative with your tweet or re-tweet our message. We’ll announce the winner each day on twitter, so don’t forget to follow @sliderocket to find out if you’ve won. No purchase required – just a SlideRocket/Chrome account.
Last week, SlideRocket launched in the Google Chrome Web Store. It’s been a remarkable 7 days with 5,000 people a day signing up for SlideRocket through the Google Chrome Web Store. I want to congratulate the Chrome team and share our thoughts about this news.
First, I’m convinced the Chrome OS could change the future of computing. I am counting the days until I can pick up any device and instantly have everything I need to run my business at my fingertips. Working in the cloud is about simplicity and personalization anytime and anywhere. That’s the Chrome OS vision – anywhere access to your content, applications, and web experience. Google’s vision is accelerated through the Chrome Web store, which is tightly integrated with the Chrome OS, Chrome browser, and Google Accounts. For instance, you can sign on to SlideRocket and start building, viewing and sharing presentations in a single click.
We’re honored that SlideRocket is the #1 Staff Pick, among the most popular apps, and has been installed 33,961 times from the store so far. The response and feedback from our new Chrome users has been amazing, please keep your comments and reviews coming.
It’s just the beginning, and people love Chrome and the ability to easily install and use their favorite web apps. Again, huge congratulations to the Chrome team and also to our team here at SlideRocket. And most of all, a big welcome to all our new Chrome users. We’re very happy to have you on board.
SlideRocket in the Google Chrome Web Store