Nonprofit Fundraising Startup iPrytaneum Selected to Join Constant Contacts Small Business Innovation Program
iPrytaneum announced today that they have been chosen to join the Constant Contact, Inc. Small Business Innovation Program, a residency program supporting entrepreneurs and startups.
Cambridge, MA – iPrytaneum today announced that the company has been chosen by Constant Contact, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTCT) to join its Small Business Innovation Program, a four-month residency program designed to support entrepreneurs and startups as they solve problems for small businesses. iPrytaneum will join other startup class members in Constant Contact’s Innovation Loft (InnoLoft), a 30,000 square foot office space at the company’s Waltham, MA headquarters.
“iPrytaneum is announcing that we will be launching the first platform that will level the playing field and promote a nonprofit’s voice by providing a space that brings together the public, brands and the nonprofits in a single space. This platform will empower them to launch, manage and measure viral campaigns and innovate as a group rather than individuals,” said Joshua S. Raymond, Co-Founder & CEO. “Our organizations share an incredible passion for helping nonprofits succeed, so getting into the InnoLoft program is huge. Having the ability to work with some of the industry’s best and brightest to help solve major problems that affect nonprofits in an environment that fosters innovation, creativity and amazing resources – absolute game changer.”
The Small Business Innovation Program is a first-of-its-kind accelerator program, entirely hosted and run by Constant Contact. It’s designed to support entrepreneurs who are passionate about helping small businesses, by building new products, features and services. Twice a year, small classes of startups take up residence in the InnoLoft: 30,000 square feet of lab, test kitchen, play room, business school, safe space, and launch pad for startups to work, dream, test, disrupt, strategize and plan.
iPrytaneum uses an integrated, multi-faceted approach, combining mobile and web applications and digital marketing expertise to create much higher exposure for nonprofit organizations, while helping them run highly engaging challenges and customized fundraising campaigns.
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“iPrytaneum’s participation in the Innovation Program will be a big win for everyone involved,” said Andy Miller, Chief Innovation Architect for Constant Contact. “iPrytaneum can leverage Constant Contact’s resources and small business expertise; Constant Contact can continue to tap the startup ecosystem for inspiration; and, most importantly, nonprofits will have valuable solutions that provide a free, easy-to-use platform that fully facilitates the fundraising process to help them do more business.”
iPrytaneum strives to create the platform that provides a rich multimedia experience. In addition to mobile apps, iPrytaneum will be launching a responsive web app that allows organizations as well as individuals to create challenges, upload and share videos and pictures, and participate in live events run by nonprofits.
More information about iPrytaneum can be found at the company’s web site, http://www.iprytaneum.com
Members of the Innovation Program receive a number of benefits, including residence in the InnoLoft, $10,000 to spend on marketing activities, access to Constant Contact’s official small business focus group Test Drive, and mentorship from the angel and venture communities. Additionally, two startups that show exceptional growth and success during their tenure will be invited to remain at the InnoLoft for two extra months to take further advantage of Constant Contact’s resources.
iPrytaneum is a startup company founded in 2014, and dedicated to providing nonprofits with a unique ability to create fun, easy and exciting opportunities for people to give back to good causes. The company takes the cause-driven social media marketing approach and solidifies it into a concrete, actionable viral marketing strategy that other nonprofit organizations can use to launch similar social initiatives that inspire action, increase supporter engagement and drive meaningful results for their organization.
About Constant Contact, Inc.
Constant Contact introduced the first email marketing tool for small businesses, nonprofits, and associations in 1998. Today, the company helps more than 600,000 customers worldwide find marketing success through the only all-in-one online marketing platform for small organizations. Anchored by a world-class email marketing tool, the Constant Contact Toolkit(tm) helps small businesses drive repeat business and find new customers. It features multi-channel marketing campaigns (newsletters/announcements, offers/promotions, online listings, events/registration, and feedback) combined with shared content, contacts, and reporting; free award-winning coaching and product support; and integrations with critical business tools – all from a single login. The company’s extensive network of educators, consultants/resellers, technology providers, franchises, and national associations offer further support to help small organizations succeed and grow. Through its Innovation Loft, Constant Contact is fueling the next generation of small business technology.
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