ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new company, Geniecast, created by entrepreneurs Keith Alper, David Stillman, Steve Trampe and Joseph Bowers is making it easier to access global thought leaders, experts and entertainers. At launch, Geniecast is the world’s largest online marketplace of thought leaders, speakers, experts and consultants, all available via live, 2-way video broadcast. This new marketplace makes education, board meetings and business development more affordable and accessible.
The Geniecast marketplace has almost 1,000 different programs led by more than 800 “Genies” who are experts in a variety of topics ranging from customer service and business best practices to leadership and other trending industry topics. “We keep a watchful eye on trends and topics to keep our content relevant and fresh,” said co-founder Stillman. “There is a process to become a Genie so we know we are consistently delivering quality content to our customers.”
Genies include more than 30 individuals who are members of the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame and more than 15 individuals who were named to Inc.com’s list of Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference. Former Yahoo! Executive Tim Sanders, sales guru Jack Daly and New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner are among the Genies available on Geniecast.com.
Clients purchase a program matching their needs and price point. A link is then sent to set up the Cast, which can include up to 300 separate connections in different locations. This enables businesses with locations around the globe to participate simultaneously in the same live conversation with an expert.
“As a producer for 25-plus years for major companies and organizations, I saw firsthand the increase in demand for just-in-time learning and easier, more affordable access to great content,” said founder Alper. “We set out to break barriers, democratize content and foster human connectivity, and I think we’ve done just that.”
Shep Hyken, customer service speaker and best-selling author of Amaze Every Customer Every Time says, “Geniecast is a cost-effective and convenient way to bring some of the top thought leaders, authors and business leaders to your boardroom — or any other venue that has a monitor and an Internet connection. The people behind Geniecast are leveraging today’s technology to give their clients an amazing experience that couldn’t have happened just a few short years ago. I look forward to connecting with new audiences via Geniecast.”
The firm has garnered an initial round of customers, including Maryville University. “We are proud that Maryville University has signed on as the first university partner to the Geniecast platform, bringing customized content to the classroom, boardroom and personal devices in 2016,” Alper said.
Geniecast and Maryville are partnering to produce a series of live 2-way video events to serve students, alumni and academic departments and special events throughout the university. Attendees will have the option to join the meetings in-person or via devices from anywhere with an internet connection.
The company currently has 17 employees. Alper sees the company filling a need in the information-delivery marketplace and growing at a quick pace. He believes those factors will help Geniecast create several hundred jobs within the next three years.
To learn more about Geniecast or to book a Cast, visit www.geniecast.com.