Vegas Polling Startup Wedgies Processed 1 Million Votes in 2013

January 7, 2014

1:00 pm

Before the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve, Las Vegas startup Wedgies saw the millionth vote made on its social polling platform.

Wedgies, which launched in April and has funding from the VegasTechFund, lets companies embed polls in blog posts, share them on Facebook and Twitter, and run them at live events (with responses by text message). Their spiffy voting technology has attracted users like USA Today, the Weather Channel, the NCAA, and our very own Tech Cocktail.

The average poll gets around 25-100 votes, but it’s possible to get many more. A USA Today poll on banning assault weapons got over 60,000 votes, and our Dallas showcasing startup poll got over 11,000 votes. Wedgies has found that you’ll get more votes if your question is well-written (of course) and well-timed – that is, on the heels of a real-time news event.

Wedgies screenshot

To celebrate 1 million votes, Wedgies is giving away 5 pro accounts, which allow you to brand your polls, get more analytics, and be protected against fraud. To enter, email [email protected].

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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact [email protected]

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