WomStreet Hosts Electric Daisy Carnival Contest

womstreetWhite-blue-transparent (1)Up-and-coming DJs and producers now have a chance to play at one of the largest concert festivals in the world through a new WomStreet contest. Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) is an international annual electronic dance music festival held in the summertime. The event attracts over 300,000 people, making it North America’s largest electronic music festival.

WomStreet, in partnership with Insomniac Events, invites musicians to enter the Discovery Project for the chance to play at the festival’s Chicago debut, be considered for Insomniac’s music marketing platform, and get featured on the EDC and Do312 websites. To enter, participants must remix Bad Boy Bill’s track “Unsaid” ft. Tamra Keenan and capture a thirty-minute audio recording of their mix. To enter the contest and view submissions, go here.

WomStreet Launches Open Contests

womstreetWhite-blue-transparent (1)WomStreet has just made their online contest hosting platform open to anyone. An online contest enables any person or organization to simultaneously crowd-source content, engage with their community, and promote their cause. The host puts up a prize, users submit their entry, and their community votes on their favorite. WomStreet contests are very interactive and tend to go viral because participants are incentivized to share to social media channels in exchange for extra votes – giving them more decision making power.

The new contest creation feature allows anyone to create and monitor a contest using an intuitive contest management dashboard. Every contest can then be accessed through a unique hyperlink. In order to be featured on the homepage, users have to submit a request that must be approved by the WomStreet staff.

WomStreet Featured in EDM Insider

womstreet logoWomStreet is making a splash in the national concert scene. Their platform acts as a competitive social media hub, and has allowed big name acts such as Pretty Lights and Big Gigantic to crowd-source their opening acts. This enables local DJs to compete for very unique opportunities, and ultimately helps promote local talent. WomStreet’s platform is changing the way artists engage with their fans and gives fans a direct voice in the process. Check out the full article on EDM Insider here.

2012 Recap: WomStreet

WomStreet wraps up an amazing first year with a bang, launching one of their most viral contests to date. The contest was a promotion for 6 pop icon DJs. In just 1 hour after launch, the contest set a submissions record with nearly 40 entries.

It was their 42nd contest, with over 30 different customers, and they now have over 11,500 active users. WomStreet is starting a new year with an angel round of financing (anticipated to close by mid-January), and is currently looking to hire a VP of sales.

Check out past WomStreet news posts here.

WomStreet Hosts Freakfest Contest

Capital Entrepreneurs member company WomStreet is hosting a city-wide Battle of the Bands contest for this year’s Freakfest Halloween celebration in Madison via their video contest platform. WomStreet is working in conjunction with Frank Productions and the City of Madison for Freakfest and the contest. Read more about this here and view the contest entries here.

TechStars for a Day

Guest post by WomStreet Co-Founder Matt Ford. WomStreet is a competitive social media hub that hosts large scale video and photo contests for companies in order to create genuine brand engagement. They were one of 25 companies recently invited to “TechStars for a Day” in Boston.

The WomStreet founding team, Ryan Schmukler, Alex Kreindler & Matt Ford – all University of Wisconsin alumni – packed their bags around midnight and departed for the Chicago Midway airport around 2am, embarking on an interesting entrepreneurial journey to Boston, Massachusetts.

The event commenced around 1pm with a talk by Bill Warner — the founder of a video editing software company, Avid Technologies, and prominent angel investor in the Massachusetts area. Bill’s speech was highly insightful, his main message being that tech startups too frequently structure themselves around a revenue model, rather than pursuing the founders’ genuine motive to create joy among consumers.

Bill’s speech was followed by a panel of TechStars graduates, all of whom could not speak highly enough about the TechStars experience. After a few insightful words from Katie Rae, the managing director of the program, a 4 hour networking session with various prominent tech entrepreneurs and TechStars mentors ensued. It was truly a pleasure for the WomStreet founders to represent the Madison area among so many successful people in the Boston startup space.

WomStreet has been graining traction as of recently, signing several small businesses in the Madison area to host contests on their platform as soon as it launches in the next couple of weeks.