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Today’s Killer Startup: Leave Paper Business Cards Behind With Intro

Today’s Killer Startup: Intro App from About.me

 

 

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Taking business cards into the 21st century by creating a digital “card” that can be shared with anyone.

 

Why It’s A Killer Startup

I’ve been caught at more than one networking event without business cards. Actually, let’s be real: I’ve been caught at at least five networking events without business cards. However, it’s a rare day that I leave the house without my phone.

 

Intro, then, is the perfect solution for people like me who really don’t need one more thing to carry around. To get your digital business card, all you have to do is log in with your About.me credentials (or create an About.me page if you don’t have one already) and the app automatically makes a card with your picture, bio, email, and any other contact info you’ve provided.

 

The next time you find yourself in a situation where you’d normally hand over a business card, turn to Intro instead. You can choose exactly what info you want to share with each new contact, choosing whether you want them to have your phone number, email address, About.me info, or some combination of the three. The app also records the time and date that each meeting happens, a great memory jogger that your paper business card definitely can’t do.

 

It’s also a genius move on About.me’s part. By providing a new, easy to use service on top of their already great profiles, Intro could potentially draw in customers who might not need a profile but definitely need business cards. It’s a great way to expand beyond their current customer base while also providing a great new service for their loyal customers.

 

Tweetable:

Paper business cards are so last century. Get with the 21st with digital cards from #Intro, the new app by @aboutdotme http://bit.ly/1xIVUv4

 

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Author : Emma McGowan

Emma is a proud native of Burlington, Vermont, who has lived in six different countries over the past two years. She's living and loving the global nomad life and writing about technology and startups everywhere she goes. Check out more of her writing about tech on (the more titillating stuff) KinkAndCode.. Follow her on Twitter @MissEmmaMcG.

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