Helps Entrepreneurs and Professionals Find the Events That Matter™
Moorestown, NJ – Basecamp Business and SemperCon today announced the release of the Business Calendar Network (BCN) app for Android mobile phones, a new professional networking tool designed specifically for entrepreneurs and professionals looking to develop their business, their career, or their network.
The app joins the BCN for the iPhone and iPad apps launched in December in enabling entrepreneurs and professionals to use their smartphones to discover business and professional events happening nearby. Lawyers, accountants, sales reps and others will find this app a valuable tool for finding the best networking events.
“Entrepreneurs rely on in-person networking to help them connect with the people, resources, and knowledge they need to start and grow their businesses,” said Mel Baiada, President of Basecamp Business. “Unfortunately, until we released our the iPhone version of the Business Calendar Network last month, there hadn’t been an easy way to find out about what was happening. Entrepreneurs had to visit dozens of different web sites to get a complete picture, so it was easy to miss an important event. Now, they can use their iPhone and Android cell phones to see all the events that matter in a single, easy-to-use app.”
The events in the BCN app are pulled from an ongoing feed of events from Basecamp Business’ web-based Business Calendar Network, which tracks thousands of events from hundreds of organizations. The Business Calendar Network started in Philadelphia and is being rolled out into new regions on a continuous basis, so events can be found for locations all across the U.S. Users can add their own events if they want to share them with the community, or they can ask their local organizations to join the Business Calendar Network.
Basecamp Business is building a national database of organizations of interest to entrepreneurs. It has about 12,000 organizations in the database and is drawing on over 1,000 to populate the events featured in the Business Calendar Network.
One of the cool new features of the BCN app is the “Meals” page, which shows events that offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, or cocktails as part of the event program.
The free BCN for Android app is available for immediate download in the Business category of the Android Marketplace. Search for “Business Calendar Network” or go to:
Apple iPhone and iPad users can find the free BCN app available for immediate download in the Business category of the iTunes App Store. Search for “Business Calendar Network” or visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/business-calendar-network/id406269511. More information can be found at http://basecampbusiness.com/iphone.
The BCN app was developed by SemperCon. The Founding Sponsors of the Business Calendar Network include the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technology (PACT), the University City Science Center, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, the Delaware Emerging Technology Center and Select Greater Philadelphia.
SemperCon is an experienced, dependable and cost-effective software development partner for startups and established companies. SemperCon specializes at using internet and mobile technologies to solve business process problems and create powerful, new business tools.
About Basecamp Business
Basecamp Business was founded to improve the efficiency of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. The tools and information it provides help entrepreneurial enterprises find the information, resources, and people they need to start and grow their businesses. Basecamp Business also helps business alliances and regional Economic Development Agencies to better serve their communities and accelerate the creation of new businesses in their regions.