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Attendware is the fastest growing event management software, founded by NU alums Greg Skloot ‘12 and Drew D’Agostino ‘13, both graduates of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

The software was born in Northeastern’s student-led Entrepreneurs Club, to assist the club’s leadership in tracking attendance and printing name tags for the hundreds of attendees that came to the club’s events each week.

Northeastern’s Office of Alumni Relations and the Center for Research Innovation (CRI) became early adopters of the software once the company was founded in March 2013. CRI quickly decided to utilize Attendware to track attendance, collect data and print name tags for hundreds of eager students, faculty and community members that flooded the Cabot Cage in March for RISE:2013.

Since RISE doesn’t require pre-registration and everyone from the community is welcome, historically it’s been challenging for CRI’s staff to get accurate numbers on how many people attend, and more importantly who those attendees are. For example, is RISE more popular among students from the College of Science or College of Engineering?

By leveraging Attendware’s platform for managing the event, CRI gained significant insight on how different attendees engaged with the event and could plan accordingly to focus marketing efforts on attracting new attendees in 2014.