Assenty is a social Q&A platform. It was shortlisted for a 2017 UK Digital Entrepreneur Award and is a Top 20 finalist in the Northern Stars 2017 competition to find the best tech startups in the North of England.
It was designed to solve the problem of answering questions from an audience. Event organisers submit a few details about their event at assenty.com to get a question board, a URL which anyone can post questions to, for free.
Every question posted is up for the public vote and event organisers can answer and reward questions in real-time. Questions can also be posted anonymously.
The question board can be sent to delegates ahead of the event, making the platform perfect for getting questions from Twitter for speakers on a panel, for example.
What does it do?
Assenty’s focus is on creating great social media content for event organisers from the posting of questions by delegates, making the question board itself a search-engine friendly, curated archive of the event’s Q&A.
It is designed to spark conversations and buzz about an event on social media.
Powered by the same virtual machine underlying WhatsApp, it supports a virtually unlimited number of concurrent users.
Who is it for?
Assenty is for the busy event organiser who wants an easy way to:
- promote an event by inviting questions for its speakers on social media
- get an idea of what attendees want to hear and discuss at the event
Why would they use it?
We’re told people like Assenty because it is easy to use and delivers a fun and convenient way to get people talking about an event before it happens.
What are people saying about it?
“Extremely useful tool which enables a much greater reach and participation to be achieved.” – Duncan Bowker, Media Relations Manager, PwC
“Assenty was a great way to get my voice across when I was too shy to actually raise my hand and ask a question. My question was selected and I’m so glad it was answered!” – Sarah Ing, creative technologist