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Better Know a Sponsor: mailVU

mailVUHow many video junkies with digs in Uptown Charlotte, do you know? We can think of only one and that’s mailVU, the winners of the 2011 Charlotte Venture Challenge and the 2011 NC IDEA Fall Grant competition.

Founded just two short years ago and located in the Packard Place Garage, mailVu offers a free basic video messaging service, a robust business plan for video marketing, and private label options. If you want to get started in video marketing, their online video platform makes it as easy as Click, Record, and Send.

    • Need to record customer video testimonials right from your website? mailVU does that.
    • Want to run a video contest on your website? Yep, they can do it.
    • Need to send your clients and prospects personal video messages? Check.
    • Want to record and embed videos on your e-newsletter or website? mailVU does that too!

Given that innovation is their thing, mailVU can help you record videos on your computer, iPhone, iPad (free app: or Android and send them to your clients and colleagues’ web-enabled device. There aren’t any large files to clog up inboxes because mailVU hosts the videos and streams them to the other person by converting the format automatically. Simply put, mailVU’s videos play just about everywhere! They even have a cool self-destruct feature.

Go ahead. Give it try. Send them a free video message from their Contact Us page and let them know you saw their Ignite Charlotte “Better Know a Sponsor” post.

It comes down to this, with all that video candy and innovation, mailVU and Ignite Charlotte are a great fit. As a returning sponsor and the company we utilize when sending our video mail, mailVU believes that everyone who’s anyone will be at the event and they are happy to be part of it.

We’ll see you at Ignite Charlotte 4 on March 20, 2012.

What Happened at Ignite Charlotte 2?

The Ignite Charlotte organizing committee, pleasantly surprised at the success and feedback from Ignite Charlotte 1, decided to do it again, but bigger – and with global implications.

Ignite Charlotte 2 was going to be a part of Global Ignite Week. Global Ignite Week (GIW) is when Ignite cities all over the world schedule their Ignite event in a 7-day period. Global Ignite Week was scheduled for early February.

Therefore, early February it shall be.

Ignite Charlotte 2 added two more things into its communal basket: Live-streaming, so anyone interested in seeing Ignite Charlotte was able (and encouraged!), and the Icebreaker Contest; an event before the talks which involved people forming teams with people to solve a problem, create something, or play a game.

February came, and Ignite Charlotte 2 was off! The icebreaker contest was sponsored by the awesome folks at Southern Resources, a scrap metal and supplies joint that gave us everything from bullet shells to computer motherboards and mechanical gears. The teams were tasked to build replicas of their assigned “Wonder of the World.”

The speakers were just as awe-inspiring and thought-provoking as the last group! With an international focus for Ignite Charlotte 2, many of the talks mirrored the theme.  Paolo Nagari, who had some time before running off to Italy, spoke of intercultural intelligence. Adam S. Brooks, from CPCC spoke of Geek being chic. Naturally, one could be a geek anywhere in the world. In fact, as he presented, geeks are needed. And Stephanie Nelson told the audience about important elements of social media.

Oh yes, forgot to mention – Ignite Charlotte 2’s attendance nearly doubled the first one. Ignite Charlotte 2 brought it close to 500 people!

Can Ignite Charlotte 3 match this? The speakers, volunteers and sponsors think so.

Enlighten us Ignite Charlotte 3…and make it quick!