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Qrious Unveils Social Discovery Platform for EventBrite-Powered Events

Tools Enable Attendees, Sponsors and Exhibitors to Discover and Engage with Others

New York, NY — May 15th, 2012 (Plannertech NYC) — Today at Plannertech, Qrious announced the general availability of it’s free Social Discovery Platform for professional events and conferences using the EventBrite registration system.

“The number one reason people attend professional events and conferences is to meet others. Yet the time and money spent at events is often gambled on serendipity instead of thoughtfully-targeted meetings,” said John Federico, co-founder. “Our Social Discovery Platform helps ensure a more structured and strategic approach toward finding and engaging with prospects, customers, partners - anyone who’s important to participants at your professional event or conference.”

The Company’s proprietary matching engine factors a participant’s role, goals for the event, existing social networks and specific interests to recommend others they should meet. Recommendations are delivered by Qrious via email, on the web and via the Qrious smartphone web app for iPhone and Android.

Further enhancing the free service, Qrious includes a QR code name badge generator to produce “Social Name Badges.” Using any freely available QR code scanning app, participants can scan the badges of others to see and share their common connections, interests and goals in the Qrious app.

Using the Qrious smartphone app and QR coded name badges, the company also solves another challenge for EventBrite-powered events: Data Capture and Lead Retrieval for sponsors and exhibitors.

Using any standard QR code scanning app coupled with the Qrious app, sponsors and exhibitors can quickly capture leads for follow-up with prospects and partners after the event. This premium service is available now at an introductory rate for event organizers using EventBrite for registration.

Qrious representatives are available for comment at Plannertech 2012 today beginning at 5 PM EDT.

About Qrious

Qrious is an Event-based Social Discovery Platform designed to help professionals discover new connections and create new business relationships.

Founded in 2011, Qrious has been helping event organizers make better connections at their events since January 2012. Customers include 10gen (MongoDB), Atlassian, NEXT Berlin, The Small Business Summit, Codepalousa, #140Conf Montreal and others.