PathWrangler announced a new exciting partnership with the Adventure Travel Trade Association! PathWrangler has a collaborative web tool that makes the trip planning easy for adventurous excursions.  The Adventure Travel Trade Association is delighted to be able to offer the type of software PathWrangler provides as a benefit to their members.

The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) was established in 1990 and serves over 900 members across 80 countries. Through their new partnership with PathWrangler, ATTA members will receive a 15% discount on PathWrangler software. This is great for PathWrangler since most of the ATTA members are tour operators, tourism boards, and specialty agents that are involved with adventure tourism.

PathWrangler has been active in the ATTA since 2008. The partnership will provide ATTA members with an entirely cloud-based solution when organizing group adventure travel expeditions and guided tours.

We are really excited for the great opportunities this partnership with provide for both PathWrangler and the ATTA.

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Posted by Kacey on December 12, 2013 SproutBox No Comments

54 hours to develop a company from an idea. Does that sound crazy? Maybe, but it has been done. You could do it by signing up for Startup Weekend Bloomington!

What exactly is Startup Weekend? Startup Weekend is a 54 hour event where developers, designers, marketers, product managers, biz devs, and startup enthusiasts come together and share their startup ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups. Startup Weekend is a global event that happens throughout the year. We’re very lucky to have one right here in Bloomington!

Startup Weekend Bloomington will take place November 15th-17th at City Hall-Showers Building. The event kicks off Friday at 5:30pm with a pitch session, followed by team formation, and then it’s time to get to work for the rest of the weekend. Sunday, the event concludes with all teams presenting their final product to a panel of judges.

This is a great way to get your startup idea out in the open, have extra hands, eyes, and minds all working together to make it a reality.

Register now for a great weekend where you could potentially find that co-founder you’ve been searching for, plug-in to the startup scene here in Bloomington, find valuable resources and make great connections, while not worrying about finding a time to eat, because Startup Weekend Bloomington will provide SEVEN meals for you!

When you register use promo code COMMUNITY for $15 off. For all students- email using your .edu address to receive a promo code for $50 off.

Start brainstorming ideas for the next great startup. In the meantime, follow Startup Weekend Bloomington on Twitter and Like them on Facebook for updates and announcements!

We’ll see you next weekend!

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Posted by Kacey on November 11, 2013 SproutBox No Comments

Back in April we announced the launch of Earbits mobile experience for Android. We are excited to announce Earbits has launched the iOS mobile experience! Now both Android and iOS users are able to enjoy Earbits.

Earbits mobile experience is available worldwide. Users are able to combine their playlists with songs from over 12,000 high quality indie artists without interruption from those pesky commercials. Users possess on-demand play options and do not have to worry about usage or skip restrictions, like other mobile music streaming apps.

Once users install the app, Earbits recommends channels based on existing music stored on the mobile device. Earbits blends user’s music with 380 commercial free channels allowing users to discover the world’s best indie music seamlessly. Earbits also allows users to flips back and forth between Earbits’ music and the music stored on the device.

Just like the Earbits web experience and the Android app, iOS users are also able to earn Groovies for every artist-friendly action. Groovies can be redeemed for access to on-demand songs and other rewards. Groovies can be earned by listeners supporting their favorite artists by recommending them to friends via Facebook, tweeting about bands, or joining artist’s email lists.

To start discovering new artists and getting an unbelievable mobile music experience download the Earbits mobile apps: iOS or Android!

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Posted by Kacey on October 7, 2013 SproutBox No Comments