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Passengers to FlyInStyle with their Favorite Brands and Shops!

Posted in Amanda A. Anthony, Entrepreneurship, FlyInStyle, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2014 by amandaaanthony

FlyInStyle went live in the App Store in March 2014 ! You can now download it and give it a try on your next airport trip. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flyinstyle-shop.-dine.-save./id827100646?mt=8 . We will have the Android version following shortly.  The FlyInStyle App helps travelers connect with their favorite brands and retailers for instant deals, product launches, happy hours & more. I am so happy to share this news; we hope it will be the first of many announcements to come on improving the passenger experience at the airport. Please enjoy an excerpt from a recent press release below:)

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No more lame-over layovers! Make your wait-time fly by!

FlyInStyle opens a mobile communication platform for airport brands & retailers never before seen in the industry, allowing them to reach their consumer in innovative ways while increasing consumer understanding in the airport. It is the first airport app of its kind, specializing in improving the airport experience by showcasing offers & events in retail and restaurants.  Eventually we will have a better understanding of how mobile can influence buying decisions. In the airport , as passenger traffic increases and people turn more and more to their mobile devices for entertainment, the opportunity to engage passengers will continue growing.   FlyInStyle allows its beta merchant partners to publish content in any airport globally in minutes and determine the duration of each offer and event, so efforts can be highly targeted.  The focus in the first half of 2014 is in the Americas as the company ramps up with exciting offers, deals and events while building its user base.  They also have sights set on engaging high potential demographic targets like Brazilians and have accelerated expansion of multiple language support.  The company is pushing merchants to publish global offers to give the passenger the best possible experience in the app for their entire trip.  FlyInStyle is working alongside its brand and retail merchant partners on driving awareness, downloads, and usage during the trip through activities at the airport and online.   FlyInStyle is in beta testing with select brand and retail partners but will gradually add more merchants throughout the beta period. Stay in touch at http://flyinstyleapp.com/!!

FlyInStyle Beta is Starting Soon…Boy, Have We Been Busy!!

Posted in Amanda A. Anthony, Entrepreneurship, FlyInStyle, Travel with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2013 by amandaaanthony

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Long time no talk! Lots happening the last few months….all good stuff! FlyInStyle is starting beta testing very soon. We have been very busy, with many new team members, advisors and supporters getting us to where we are today.

Let’s start at the beginning: here’s what we are all about:

FlyInStyle is all your airport entertainment director + a personal travel assistant in one landing! FlyInStyle is a travel app for iOS and Android to help you find things to do at the airport like instant deals, new product launches, happy hours & more.

Travelers are spending A LOT of money in airports these days….yet while airports are trying to bring innovation, the travel experience still feels like a chore.Whether you’re a business traveler, a tourist, a parent, or just a plain bored frustrated human, FlyInStyle

 will allow you to customize your preferences to uncover exciting offers at the airport to not only pass the time, but look forward to it! FlyInStyle is the ONLY airport specific global shopping & deal app.  Your trip should be fun AT CHECK-IN!

We have had some great opportunities to pitch in the Miami community at startup events and were chosen to participate in some pretty awesome programs.

FlyInStyle was accepted into the Venture Hive Accelerator community program in Miami, which ended in April 2013.  We were also selected as on of the 10 companies to compete in Miami at Startup World, where we received fantastic press and feedback.

The team has grown quite a bit too!

We have Katherine Sleipnes leading our business development efforts, Phil Riveron leading our finance efforts, and most recently Gillian Davidson jumped on board to lead our brand and marketing strategy development!  Jennifer Cajina and Ashley Sholtis are our marketing and PR gurus (and they do a little of whatever we need help with too).  We have a great team in place on the development side with our new tech partner, 4Eyes, who came on in June.

We have had some fantastic technology interns too.  Scott Schretzenmaier, a senior from University of Pittsburgh worked with us from February-June to get our dataset cleaned up and ready for launch.  We also formed a strategic partnership with Miami Dade College (MDC), thanks to our mentor Miguel Alonso Jr.  MDC professor, Jack Lusby, led integrated coursework in Spring 2013 semester is his Android I class, which helped to identify several top talent developers to come on for a summer internship to build an Android version of the FlyInStyle app: Patrick Helmus, Mario Thomas and Ronald Concepcion.

We are also very grateful to have several fantastic advisors and many many many mentors & friend who have given us countless hours for which we are VERY thankful.  Most notably Jon Mayer has been helping us to prepare our financials and Shawn Venkat has given much support in operations, marketing, advice, social media, and much more.  Mark Neppl has also been helping to prepare us  to work with big travel companies down the road.  We couldn’t be here today without all the support around FlyInStyle and for that we are very grateful!

We are preparing now for closed beta test, which will begin very soon.  We are looking for people who travel frequently through airports to beta test our app.  Please drop us a line at marketing@flyinstyle.co if you are interested in being a beta tester for us or fill in the form below.

Check out our landing page at flyinstyle.co and let’s stay in touch on FacebookTwitter, Pinterest, instagram and Google Plus. If you are a merchant or investor, you might want to also fly with us on our Twitter business profile and our Linked In company page.  More news to come VERY soon!

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You know how we fly? Socially.

Posted in Amanda A. Anthony, Entrepreneurship, Social Media, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2013 by amandaaanthony

Forgive my delay.  Lots happening the last few months….all good stuff! I had a major “pivot” in the fall…Fortesphere went on hold and Flysocially became the lead startup in our portfolio. What is Flysocially?  Glad you asked…

Flysocially is all your favorite social apps + a personal travel assistant in one! Flysocially is a social travel app to find things to do at the airport like instant deals, new product launches, happy hours & more.

Travelers are spending A LOT of money in airports these days….yet while airports are trying to bring innovation, the travel experience still feels like a chore.Whether you’re a business traveler, a tourist, a parent, or just a plain bored frustrated human, Flysocially will allow you to customize your preferences to uncover exciting options at the airport to not only pass the time, but look forward to it! FlysociallyImage is the ONLY airport specific social networking app; the others focus is navigation & logistics.

Flysocially was accepted into the Venture Hive Accelerator program (Launch Pad Tech) in Miami, through April 2013.  We have a great team in place on the development side and the business side.  We are in full hypotheses-experiment-learn-build mode:) Check out our landing page at flysocially.net and let’s stay in touch on Facebook and Twitter. We hope to have more news to share soon!

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