Slido is an audience interaction platform for meetings and events. It allows event organizers to crowdsource top questions for Q&A sessions, get instant feedback via live polls and share presentations with their audience.
Slido’s focus is on simplicity, allowing organizers to create an event in less than a minute, while participants can join from any device with just one simple code.
Since its foundation in 2012, Slido has helped to transform over 50,000 events across more than 100 countries by engaging millions of participants. Slido has been adopted by a number of renowned conferences such as SXSW, World Economic Forum and Money20/20 and has worked with high-profile clients including Adobe, Tesco, KPMG, UBM and Cisco.
We feel honored to be recognized for our work by some of the most prestigious industry organizations. Below, find the list of awards we won over the past few years.
- Best Event Technology, Eventex Awards 2017, 2014 & 2013
- Events Tech of the Year, PPA Connect Awards 2016
- Best Conference Industry Supplier, Conference Awards 2016
- Events Industry Supplier of the Year, PPA Connect Awards 2015
- Best Tool at the #Fresh14 Conference
- Best New Event Tech Start-up, Event Technology Awards 2013
History of Slido
Slido’s beginnings date back to 2012 when its founders were working on a project trying to improve teaching methods at the Slovak universities. Realizing that lecturers firstly need to know what they do well and where they fall behind, the idea that naturally emerged was to come up with an effective tech tool to get instant feedback from students so they didn’t have to fill in printed surveys after each and every lecture.
After winning two start-up competitions in Bratislava and Vienna, Slido quickly started gaining traction and the team commenced focusing on conference organisers who could get instant feedback from their audiences. The team felt that if they wanted to start marketing the product seriously, a catchy name was needed. They finally settled on Slido – a name making reference to a slide in the presentation and the ease of use of when you slide your finger to unlock your iPhone.
At that moment, the team was still focusing on getting feedback from the audience, and it was their first customer that suggested they should implement a feature that would enable the audience to ask questions. Realizing that regardless of which country the events are held in, audiences around the globe are always afraid of publicly asking questions. And so what was first considered a nice add-on became, along with live polls, the product’s core feature.
Strongly believing in innovation, the team released the seamless polls integration with Prezi the year after and launched the first-ever Google Glass app for event moderators in 2014.