Publicbeat builds the ultimate calendar
28th September 2011 · 0 Comments
Patrick Dueley and Ethan Jones are what some you would call classic geeks.
“We had set up competing communications boards that were competing with each other,” Dueley said.
In time, the two became great friends and began working together after high school. Both formed the chess club at their high school.
Today, the two formed a company called Publicbeat, an online event generation platform. So far, the company has six sites including Austin, Houston and San Antonio.
To both, their online app allows people to reach others. For example, let’s imagine a local band with fans. By establishing a profile on Publicbeat, the musician can list his upcoming gigs so his fans can follow him.
Or, imagine that a non-profit is supporting a fun run. They too can post the information on Publicbeat.
“As online calendars go, Publicbeat’s effort makes it easy for businesses and their marketing people to provide info to their community,” Dueley said. “We have found that our calendar items will race to the top of a specific search term within a day or so.”
The company is working to fund its next round so that it can expand from the current six markets to more than 45 communities. They’ll be part of the San Antonio, Oct. 14 general funding forum hosted by the Texas Entrepreneur Network. That event, hosted at the Old San Francisco Steak House, 12330 Sahara, will start at 1 p.m. and end at 4 p.m.
(Note: There are several openings for the Oct. 14 event. Please contact Hall Martin via email. Interested companies can reach him at: director (at) txenetworks (dot) com.)
Matt Scherer, the managing editor for the SAEnetwork.org blog site, loves the calendar features of Publicbeat. He’ll tell you as a former military newspaper editor that he wished that he had their services 30 years ago.)