REV 2016 top 5 businesses spotlight: FliteBrite
TS Bank's REV is a competition that allows small businesses the chance to win up to $27,500* to ignite their business.
After a preliminary event in October, TS Bank selected five businesses to move onto the final round, which will take place on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 from 5 - 7:30 p.m. at the IWCC Arts Center. This event is free and open to the public.
Before the finale, we wanted to spotlight each of the top five businesses. First up - FliteBrite!
Sum up the product/services you offer:
The next generation of beer flights is here! FliteBrite is a patented electronic serving system that unlocks a new level of customer engagement for restaurants and breweries nationwide.
With each “smart beer flight”, thirsty customers are able to track, rate and learn about each craft beer from the durable flight paddle’s interactive touchscreen. FliteBrite also taps into the virality of this enriched experience, by providing quick ways to accurately share each sampler throughout social media.
Behind the bar, a dynamic online dashboard gives establishment owners real-time access to fast menu management, valuable analytics and a quantified experience that optimizes sales, production and brand development overall. Learn more about the future of smart flights at www.FliteBrite.com.
Location of Business:
Proudly built and manufactured in Iowa.
Mission & Goals:
The mission of our interactive technology is to unlock a new level of customer connectivity within the food and beverage industry, while our current goal is to provide a more engaging way to experience craft beer.
When did you start this business?
The FliteBrite team has been building our technology for over two years, but we just revealed the business in October 2016, with our national unveiling set for Washington DC, at the Craft Brewers Conference in April 2017.
Why did you start this business?
With a traditional beer flight, samples of beers are served with little to no information and it’s easy to forget which beer is which. FliteBrite solves this problem by providing accurate information fueled by the popular app, Untappd, which gives beer-loving consumers (like us!) a fun opportunity to interact and better understand craft beer.
Your business in one sentence:
FliteBrite is an electronic serving system built to deliver smart beer flights that educate and entertain savvy consumers who are thirsty for a more engaging experience.
Anything else you’d like to add?
Hardware is hard and also very expensive, so the team at FliteBrite is excited about this opportunity and the community building commitment from TS Bank overall. Our interactive technology is about to increase the value of beer flights within the world of craft beer and it wouldn’t have been possible without the support from such an amazing entrepreneurial ecosystem right here in Iowa. Cheers!
Click here to watch a video about Flite Brite! Then attend REV and see FliteBrite pitch their business in just two minutes!
*Multiple winners may be awarded various amounts at REV finale on Dec. 1, 2016. TS Bank, Member FDIC.