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Colombians' online soccer platform FanVox presented in Dublin

Colombians' online soccer platform FanVox presented in Dublin

Posted by Juan Gavasa on November 05, 2014

FanVox, an online platform created by two Colombian graduate students that allows soccer fans to collectively express their opinions about signings, formations and other decisions involving their favorite teams, was presented Tuesday at the Web Summit technology convention in Dublin.

This Web platform, which also has a mobile application for smartphones, was showcased to some 20,000 people at the fifth edition of the conference, considered the biggest technology industry event of its kind in Europe.

FanVox's marketing director, Jorge Beltran, told Colombia.inn, a news agency operated by Efe, that this start-up was selected from among some 20,000 other entrepreneurial initiatives for presentation in Dublin.

The digital platform was chosen because of its "business plan, level of innovation, potential market viability" and ability to compete globally, the executive said.

He said prior to the event that the FanVox team hoped to form strategic alliances at the summit with other entrepreneurs, seek opportunities to link up with incubation, investment and project acceleration processes, and establish contact with the world's leading technology-based businesses.

A FanVox demo was presented at the event so attendees could appreciate the full capabilities of this platform.

"FanVox is a platform created by and for soccer fans that centralizes their interests while at the same time provides the digital tools that enable them to create, organize and implement collective initiatives, with the ultimate aim of driving change in the industry through tangible actions," he added.

The goal of this platform, created by Colombians Jimmy Tadic and Daniel Velasquez while they were enrolled in Master's degree programs at the University of Manchester in Britain, "is to increase fans' level of influence in the soccer decision-making process," Beltran said.

"With this new vehicle and through collective agreements, the inception of a new 'club-fans-stakeholders' relationship is taking place, and is starting to shape a new path" for soccer in which followers and supporters will be able to "effectively influence and impact the management and running of a club," according to FanVox's Web site.

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