Swedish Startup Space

Mentimeter, yes or no?

Written by on September 12, 2014

With the upcoming elections it’s hard to find a more suitable startup to write about than Mentimeter. The Swedish startup has built a web-based tool that allows real-time interaction between presenter and audience. It makes presentations, lectures and forums more exciting to present and to attend. I’ve used it myself a few times.

A common scenario a presenter faces is losing the interest of their audience. The idea is to keep them attentive and engaged throughout the entire time. The best way for that is to make them participate in short activities. This is where Mentimeter takes over and adds interaction to the show. State a fact, ask for answers or opinions or have them participate in a poll. Anyone with a phone, tablet, iPad or laptop with internet connection can take part in the task and share their opinion. Mentimeter will convert their input into real-time data and put it up on the screen for everyone to see.

Anyone with a phone, tablet, iPad or laptop with internet connection can take part in the task and share their opinion

Mentimeter was created as a solution to efficiently and effectively collect perspectives while presenting to an audience. The presenters create the questions on www.mentimeter.com and they direct the participants to www.govote.at to enter their responses.

In a very short time Mentimeter already has paying customers in more than 20 countries and over 20,000 users. They are currently in close cooperation with globally renowned companies from various sectors to find the best way to distribute knowledge from leaders to the general public. In short, Mentimeter gives the opportunity to experience the power of interaction when people meet. A simple online tool that converts perspective into sophisticated real-time data.

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