Woah, what a week! While we’re happy to have our toes back in the sunshine and sand, (smell ya later, polar vortex!) our heads are still spinning after an amazing week at Inman Connect 2019! As newbies to the conference, we went into the week uncertain about what to expect. Our team was BLOWN AWAY by the people, content, and experience! We’ve been to trade shows across multiple industries including the HR giants, healthcare, and education, but we can honestly say Inman Connect is one of the best! Here are our highlights & takeaways from last week:
1. New Kids on the Block!
We were lucky enough to be selected as one of the ‘New Kids on the Block!’ ‘New Kids on the Block’ is awarded annually to up-and-coming startups in the industry. As a result, our CEO, Matthew Gough, was able to give our 60-second pitch onstage. Don’t worry if you missed it, you can watch him crush it here:
2. We met Brad Inman!
We normally aren’t ones to name drop, but we thinking it’s pretty darn cool that the man... the myth... the legend… is willing to stop for a quick high-five and a selfie in Startup Alley! It may seem like something simple, but everyone that attends Inman can tell that Brad is dedicated to his vision and the industry!
3. Inman Connect is truly startup friendly.
In addition to the New Kids on the Block session, Startup Alley is an awesome opportunity to connect with agents, brokers, and thought leaders across the industry. Unlike most conferences, Inman dedicates primo floor space to startup companies. All of the vendors are located in between the entrances, so it’s easy to make meaningful connections. If that wasn’t enough, they even hold a happy hour right in the expo space - cheers!
4. The people are amazing.
We know it’s cheesy and cliche, but everyone was truly a delight to be around! People approached the booth with an open, inquisitive mind — Inman attendees are truly looking for new and innovative resources to implement with their team.
5. Real Estate is ripe for innovation.
Hang on to your hats, folks - real estate is ready to disrupt - in a GREAT way. The theme of a conference was definitely a shift towards more business & data-driven solutions to provide greater value to brokers, agents, sellers & buyers. It’s an exciting time for the industry as they are taking on new technologies and solutions!
Inman Connect: 5 stars & 2 thumbs up from Echovate! So… See y’all in Vegas? :-)