The Launch Pad competition at this month's Enterprise 2.0 Conference saw a handful of exciting new innovations, but it was an online meeting management service called Meetzi that came out on top.
Making Meetings Matter
Meetzi was created by a Texas-based consulting company called The Garland Group. The "meeting management" application aims to make the most of your powwows by combining analytics, a meeting timer, action items, and a review system so that participants can gauge how productive a meeting was:
It's not a bad idea, considering how boring/off track meetings tend to get. If you're interested, you can sign up here.
The competing Launch Pad companies made the finalist round if they received enough votes through social platforms (like Twitter), and the winner was then chosen by text message vote following the on-stage demos at E2.0.
The other three finalists were:
Flowchart.com describes itself as "an online multi-user, real-time collaboration flow charts service." Users can collaborate with colleagues on flow charts in real-time, as well as utilize a built-in chat service. The application requires zero downloads, and works with browsers such as: Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari.
The demo is kinda dinky, but you if you want to you can see it in action here.
Itensil is a collaboration tool that aims to simplify problem solving in the workplace:
We recently introduced Moxie in an article about their combination of Social CRM and E2.0. Formerly known as nGenera, the company's Winter 2010 edition of their engagement is exploring new territories with the help of IDEO (more on that here).
Moxie was also highlighted in Gartner's 2010 Magic Quadrant for Workplace Social Software report has a notable mention.