Bevy

Scalable global events community around your brand

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Bevy is an enterprise community events platform used to scale in-person events and experiences. Created by the founders of Startup Grind, Bevy helps companies manage their C2C (customer to customer) marketing programs and get face to face with customers and potential customers. Clients include Atlassian, Duolingo, Docker, Evernote, and Fiverr.

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Reviews

  • Jonas AlmelingDirector, Startup Grind Sweden
    Pros: 

    Easy to use for both admins & users

    Cons: 

    its still far from a complete toolbox but that is not to be expcted either

    I have been using Bevy as a Startup Grind Director.

    Jonas Almeling has used this product for one year.
  • ram yonishDirector @ Startup Grind TLV
    Pros: 

    Built with an amazing experience of community management

    Cons: 

    Next steps should involve more community interactions

    bevy replaces many traditional tools we used to have making our life as community managers with many events every year much easier

    ram yonish has used this product for one year.

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Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Love that you're building this, @derekjandersen, and sounds like a typical "scratch your own itch" as a long-time Startup Grind organizer. At Product Hunt we see ~100 community-led meetups hosted every year around the world. We should look into this tool closely, @jacqvon.
Derek AndersenMaker@derekjandersen
@rrhoover thanks Ryan! Product Hunt's meetups are incredible. The question is, how do you get to 500 or 1,000 cities without @jacqvon's life falling apart due to the workload? :) That's where we found ourselves, up everyday all night because the tools were so inadequate. Also if you don't have an awesome brand yet like Product Hunt but you wish you did, how can you get your small army of loyal fans to start helping you light the world on fire? C2C (customer to customer) marketing may be the best way to get the spark going.
Jacqueline von TesmarHiring@jacqvon · Community at Product Hunt ⚡️
@derekjandersen @rrhoover This is definitely the way to go if we want to expand! Nice work Derek.
Derek AndersenMaker@derekjandersen
My co-founders and I started Startup Grind, a global community for startups and entrepreneurs with chapters around the world. A few years ago we started to have massive issues scaling as the tools that we used were just not built for us so we created a product (Bevy) to help us scale. After a year of developing Bevy we onboarded Startup Grind and growth took off again (now in 400 active cities). Then other communities started to ask us if they could use it and so we white labeled it for them. Companies like Atlassian (aug.atlassian.com), Duolingo, and Asana run their entire user group program using Bevy. With scalable tools, we believe that ANYONE can do this with their brand not just big companies with lots of money. Customer to customer marketing is the best way to build your brand and loyal fanbase and it doesn't take much to get going. Excited to be on PH today.
Jordan SUCCAR@jordansuccar · Co-founder & CEO @ Sponseasy - Clapp
No other team could better solve that problem. Perfectly executed while running Startup Grind, can't wait to see what's coming next. Congrats guys!
Derek AndersenMaker@derekjandersen
@jordansuccar thanks Jordan, means a lot coming from you. We've loved using Sponseasy over the years.
David Spinks@davidspinks · CEO, CMX Media
Congrats on the launch Derek! You built Startup Grind, and have now been working on Bevy for a while, helping other businesses launch similar kinds of global event programs. What's one thing that surprised you in working with other companies to launch these kinds of programs?
Derek AndersenMaker@derekjandersen
@davidspinks thanks David. Two things: 1) I am shocked at how quickly some companies/communities can now grow these programs. It took Startup Grind three years to get to 50-cities. We had one customer get to that in the first two months. Not everyone can do it, and for many reasons it can be better to nail then scale, but if you already have passionate fans, this can go big fast. 2) I am surprised at how much the relationships can mean in someone's personal or professional life. Having done 7k events at Startup Grind, I don't know why I am still surprised by that, but if you shake hands and interact with the right person, it can be emotionally or professionally game changing. That type of connection is impossible to recreate digitally and brands like CMX get people together in person and it changes lives and careers.
John Frye@jfryeofficial
Excited for the customer-to-customer wave thats coming!