Community Partners

Many thanks to our Community Partners!


Founded in 2011, the Engagement Alliance’s mission is to further research, education and collaboration in gamification and engagement science. The Alliance develops educational curricula, helps organize events, and fosters cross-industry dialogue to help identify and disseminate best practices. Visit the Engagement Alliance online or follow them on Twitter @EngagementOrg



Founded in 2008, The Next Web is one of the world’s largest online publications that delivers an international perspective on the latest news about Internet technology, business and culture. With an active, influential audience consisting of more than 7.2 million monthly visits and 9.5 million monthly page views, The Next Web continues to expand its global presence on its website with the addition of new channels and content partnerships, as well as through events in North America and Europe. Visit The Next Web online and follow them on Twitter @TheNextWeb



VentureBeat covers disruptive technology and explains why it matters in our lives. Led by Founder & Editor-in-Chief Matt Marshall and a team of experienced journalists, we’re the leading publication for news and perspective on the most innovative technologies. Visit VentureBeat online and follow them on Twitter @VentureBeat


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Future 500 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. They develop carefully-planned outreach strategies that anticipate stakeholder needs and address them proactively. In their intermediary role, they favor results over ideology. Visit Future500 online and follow them on Twitter @future500



A Billion + Change is a national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars of pro bono and skills-based service by 2013 to address core issues our communities face across the country and around the world. Together we will transform how businesses leverage their employees to make a lasting impact on society by engaging, inspiring and mobilizing professional talent to build the capacity of non-profit organizations to better meet community needs. Visit A Billion + Change online and follow them on Twitter @ABillionPlus


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The XPRIZE Foundation is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity, thereby inspiring the formation of new industries and the revitalization of markets that are currently stuck due to existing failures or a commonly held belief that a solution is not possible. The Foundation addresses the world’s Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize competitions that stimulate investment in research and development worth far more than the prize itself. It motivates and inspires brilliant innovators from all disciplines to leverage their intellectual and financial capital. Visit XPRIZE online and follow them on Twitter @xprize



Read www.LoyaltyMagazine.Com and the printed edition of Loyalty Magazine (published three times a year) for indispensable news and insight on reward schemes, customer acquisition & retention, data, CRM, contact centres, green loyalty, mobile and social media rewards. To subscribe please call Maxine Wernick on +44 (0)1572 820088 or email


US Market Access Center (US MAC) gives International tech companies a fast and successful access to the US Market. Since 1995, US MAC has helped over 800 companies from over 50 countries get started, grow and succeed in Silicon Valley. US MAC is supported by the San Jose State University Research Foundation and is a non-profit. Our only focus is to help emerging technology companies from other countries who are seeking to do business in the United States. We do this through our custom made market entry programs without taking any equity the company. Visit US MAC online and follow them on Twitter @usmarketaccess



Anyone thinking about doing their own Startup and wanting to bounce ideas off each other, meet potential partners or investors in their city or even connect with like minded individuals in other parts of the World. Visit TechMeetups online or follow them on Twitter @TechMeetups



WOOPAAH creates inspirational play experiences to elevate the well-being, creativity, and connection of individuals at work. From splashing around in paint, to breaking stuff, to screaming your heart out in a truck, to happiness coaching, WOOPAAH’s work is based on positive psychology, art, and experience design. Visit WOOPAAH online and follow them on Twitter @WOOPAAH



BSR works with its global network of nearly 300 member companies to build a just and sustainable world. From its offices in Asia, Europe, and North and South America, BSR develops sustainable business strategies and solutions through consulting, research, and cross-sector collaboration. Visit BSR online and follow them on Twitter @BSRnews



Popr helps brands build content marketing campaigns and infrastructure to increase their direct sales channels and build loyalty with authentic gamification. We tell our stories with video and connect with our audience through mobile, social and location-based channels. Visit Popr online and follow them on Twitter @kangham


We are an entrepreneur community and resource center where entrepreneurs, service providers, mentors and investors connect and find the tools to launch and grow great businesses. Visit MosaicHUB online or follow them on Twitter @mosaicHUB


Leaderboarded enables you to “engage your tribe” by creating your own online leaderboard, all powered by social data. Take creative control of the leaderboard while your players enjoy a personalized experience and share social media friendly leaderboards. Visit the Gamification Gurus Leaderboarded online and follow Leaderboarded on Twitter @Leaderboarded


The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator and global launch network that helps entrepreneurs create meaningful and enduring technology companies. Through a part-time four month program, existing and prospective founders can launch their dream company with expert training, feedback, and support from experienced startup CEOs – while not being required to quit their day job. Our unique Graduate Liquidity Pool also enables graduates and mentors to share in the equity upside of each class, creating local, teamwork-based ecosystems where great new businesses can flourish. Visit Founder Institute online and follow them on Twitter @founding



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Gamified security awareness and analytics for enterprise. Visit apozy online and follow them on Twitter @apozy



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We believe that human capital is a currency that counts. Our aim is to deliver gamified learning that strengthens the expertise of banking professionals at every level. BankersLab integrates numerical simulation, scenario games, the gamified classroom and mobile learning. Visit BankersLab online and follow them on Twitter @BankersLab


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I Can Go Without is a game-based, mobile, social giving platform that allows users to swap a perceived want for someone else’s actual need. Visit them online and follow them on Twitter @icangowithout


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Sohālo is a Software-as-a-Service platform that enables Fortune 1000 businesses to strengthen customer loyalty and drive marketing ROI by rewarding behaviors on social media. Sohālo connects the dots between social, loyalty, and mobile, empowering businesses with new ways to build engagement and authentic relationships with their customers. Developed with an advanced pricing and ROI engine, Sohālo’s patent-pending technology provides brands with modular, highly scalable and cost-effective solutions. The white-label platform is adaptable to many social behaviors, rewards, languages and social networks. The company was established in 2011 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Visit them online and follow them on Twitter @Sohalocom



Uncharted Play is a for-profit social enterprise on a mission to create fun products and services that address real world issues and bring joy to the masses. Visit Uncharted Play online and follow them on Twitter @SOCCKET


The leading Turkish Web 2.0, Social Media and Technology blog. Visit them online and follow them on Twitter @webrazzi



Since 2002, the Fundación Iberoamericana del Conocimiento leads a virtual community of experts in Knowledge Management, which comprises approximately 15,000 professionals from around the world. During 2011, changes and enhancements were applied to the platform, and in March 2012 the new virtual community was relaunched. The community “Gestión del Conocimiento” (Knowledge Management), very well positioned in the most common search engines, has a range of tools and information channels that keep it active and the number of members growing steadily. Visit Gestión del Conocimiento online and follow them on Twitter @gconocimiento



The initial focus of CIQ is providing an independent attendee focused website for information on business events and the speakers at these events, an opportunity for attendees to provide feedback and ratings of events and speakers and a platform for event organizers and speakers to promote their offerings. Visit ConferenceIQ online and follow them on Twitter @ConferenceIQ