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ILM Future Stars Gallery

Meet the ILM Future Stars - early stage start-ups that are busy developing what they hope will be the next big thing in interactive local media.

Learn all about our ILM Future Stars here before you meet them in person at the conference. Check back often for new additions.

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2.5 Kids

2.5 Kids is an online parenting manual that helps make parents' lives easier. Our parenting experts offer answers to everyday parenting questions on a variety of topics ranging from babysitters to soccer. Our local database of parenting services then connect parents with resources in their neighborhood.
Founders: Bryan Monroe, Sara Richardson-McCreery


Adigami is a data integration and visualization company specializing in digital media analytics. We help companies collect data from disparate sources and make sense of it. Our proven technology stack has been deployed by several small and large companies. With Adigami, data from multiple analytics channels (such as search, display, web, email, and social) are automatically imported into a single unified database. Reports and dashboards can then be built using this centralized data. Proprietary company data can also be mixed in to help clients more accurately gauge the effect of their online efforts.
Founder: Cyrus Ghalambor


Alicanto is the world’s first virtual CMO for small businesses: A cloud-based, one stop-shop, online service, which offers highly tailored marketing and sales strategies and plans, as well as automated marketing execution tools for small business owners; Enables small business owners to access big business marketing smarts and tools; Allows anyone to use new media marketing tools by suggesting and handling all execution of sophisticated marketing strategies; Creates a “virtual” big business outreach for small businesses through automated partnerships (alliances).
Founders: Sharon Segev, Zvika Zisser


Brandify is the free service that enables SMB's to discover, improve and monitor their online Brand. Launched in partnership with Microsoft in April 2012, Brandify now serves over 20,000 US SMB's.
Founders: Greg Coyle, Nip Zalavadia

We can’t resist a great deal here at Discountmap, but we know that no one really wants to spend hours trawling hundreds of sites looking for special offers. That’s why we’ve put together a crack team of deal seekers (it's like thrill seeking only, you know, less dangerous) who work round the clock to make sure that all the best discounts and offers out there are on here for you to find quickly and easily.
Founder: Matt Skerrett

Hyde Interactive

Hyde Interactive, Inc. is a boutique web development and interactive design agency in San Angelo, Texas. We build effective websites and interactive campaigns that leverage Google SEO, client flexibility, social media, and speed. Our vision is to provide long-lasting agency-to-client relationships by being the absolutely best interactive marketing and development agency anywhere. We harness the power of Open Source and the knowledge of years of experience across the seven layers of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. In one sentence: Hyde Interactive develops websites and strategies that make our clients money.
Founder: Joe Hyde


InAJiffy is a fully interactive, cloud-based platform that allows buyers to submit RFQs and advertisers to connect with buyers online or via click-to-call. Buyers can receive quotes, compare quotes and manage proposals all in one place. InAJiffy also offers a white-label lead generation and management platform to directory publishers that includes the following options: 1. Fully automated RFQ and responses system; 2. Pay-per-call; 3. Appointment setting and scheduling.
Founders: Rohit Sood, Mohith Thimmaiah


The ultimate mash-up of restaurant menus, restaurant and dish reviews, personal dining journals and food and drink education, Menuism.com is the social network for people who are passionate about dining and drinking. It's the largest aggregator of restaurant menus, restaurant week information and online ordering services on the web.
Founders: Justin Chen, John Li

Online Listing Management

Online Listing Management provides innovative online solutions for the healthcare industry. Our goal is to make managing your online presence easy and effective. Manage key contact information for local search results in Google, Bing and Yahoo as well as other directory sites that patients search for healthcare information. Track patient sentiment across online review and social media sites. Respond to patient comments and reviews easily with predetermined PR protocols. Our online dashboard allows access to see all your entities with one log in, roll-up reporting and alerts keep you informed, you determine the frequency. Let our staff take the time consuming task of managing your local search results off your desk. Great solutions guarantee great results.
Founder: Cynthia Newton


PushPoint is a location-based mobile marketing platform for retailers andbrands. We find consumers based on location and deliver hyper-relevant promotions for merchants nearby, driving foot traffic and in-store sales. We integrate to POS systems to support a simple consumer experience at checkout, and to attribute in-store conversion back to mobile display ads. The closed-loop marketing metrics we provide can simplify costs to the merchant to a Cost-Per-Purchase.
Founders: Greg McAllister, Brian Hamilton


Qlika develops a multi-channel automated marketing platform for directory publishers / local agencies, enabling one marketing expert to setup, maintain and optimize campaigns for a few hundreds to thousands of SMBs. We automate advertising on Google and Social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).
Founders: Omri Morgenshtern, Ittai Chorev, Idan Zaltzberg


ReachFactor is an inventory marketing and lead generation service for companies in the real estate and auto verticals. ReachFactor helps these companies connect their inventory to transaction-ready consumers across dozens of Web sites, social media, and classifieds and leverages the company's client review data to convert those consumers into high-quality leads.
Founders: Suresh Srinivasan, Arun Srinivasan

Hyde Interactive

SiteWit is a brain for your website that informs, automates and optimizes online marketing initiatives specifically for SMBs. We are a big data technology company that automates the set up and optimization of paid search campaigns across Google and Bing.
Founder: Ricardo Lasa and Don Berndt

Thumb Friendly

Thumb Friendly helps SMBs and national brands acquire new customers and retain current customers with powerful mobile marketing strategies. With web access at their fingertips, mobile users are ready to learn, ready to interact, and ready to buy; but a mobile optimized presence is only the beginning.
Founder: Andrew Katz


Veloxsites is a software company that offers a cloud based, SaaS solution platform, Veloxsites™, to build fast and easy sites. We offer a highly effective and cost efficient B2B solution for organizations with large SME client base who recognize the importance of being found on the web but are discouraged by the complexity and cost of website design services and site builder tools. Veloxsites™ provides SMEs with simple, quality websites and mobile sites that provide an instant online presence.
Founders: Steve Curry, Oles Tymoshenko


Zibaba offers small businesses Facebook advertising and commerce done right. Rewards marketing, e-commerce and advertising on Facebook is easy and effective with Zibaba's all-in-one solution.
Founders: Ronen Shlomo, Arie Fishler


Zipwhip cloud services makes text messaging possible beyond the mobile phone taking it to desktop, laptop and tablet computers. Texting is an essential local media; consumers want to text message businesses they patronize. Business owners who rely solely on voice service or email are disadvantaged in a market where consumers are increasingly choosing text messaging as their first means of communication. Business Class Text Messaging by Zipwhip makes it possible for businesses to more effectively communicate with all of their customers via text improving engagement and satisfaction.
Founder: John Lauer

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