Here's one of my blog entries...

emerge_americas_tilotagI recently attended eMergeAmericas for the first time.  I was there representing my company and smartphone app called TiLoTag.  Being selected as an early stage startup company at eMerge was an amazing opportunity.  If you are a startup company I would strongly recommend you attend the 2017 eMerge event.

Since this was my first time, my nerves kept me up the night before and I actually woke up at 5 am to make sure that I arrived early to set up my booth.  It only took me 45 minutes to get to the Miami Beach Convention Center.  I think I was the first one to arrive and even the parking meter said it was too early for me to pay for parking. 🙂

Having the right event "buddy" is really important. My eMerge convention booth buddy was Javier from  We spent two really long days next to each other. Not only was Javier a really nice person but he had a really cool product.  Please checkout his third party keyboard for the iPhone and soon for the android smartphone.  It will definitely assist you if you are a mobile marketing professional and it is currently being offered at no charge!

Being able to share TiLoTag with investors, tech-enthusiasts, and other entrepreneurs was amazing.  I met so many nice people who offered incredible feedback and encouragement.  TiloTag even was asked to participate in a interview during the show!  Although my company didn't win 1st place, I consider myself a winner for being selected to participate in the  It was that amazing!  I will be reaching out to many of my new friends and I am optimistic that great things are ahead for my patented technology and TiLoTag as a result of my eMerge attendance.

Thank you to all those people who stopped by my booth and for those who judged the event. I know they must have had a hard job selecting only 10 companies to advance to the finals.  I also wanted to say thank you to Rich De La Rosa who handled the registration for eMerge Amercias.  I personally saw him multi-tasking like a true professional as he managed the thousands of people who made eMerge such an incredible experience.  I personally went up to him when things settled down and told him job well done.

I look forward to seeing everyone again next year and participating in this great event.

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Ray Briant
Firefighter and Entrepreneur

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