Kerry Schrader and Ashlee Ammons are a dynamic minority Mother/Daughter duo, who are in the new wave of entrepreneurs who are re-imagining daily life, creating services that make work and play simpler, better and more satisfying.
Mixtroz (Franklin, TN): A tool utilized by event organizers to increase attendee engagement and guide networking opportunities. Read more about the mother-daughter team behind Mixtroz here.
Not all companies are founded by white men in hoodies.
The ugly truth about a lot of networking events is they just don’t deliver the results they promise.
“These things aren’t bad because of acidic wine or rubbery chicken. They’re bad because you make the effort to leave your home, and then you don’t make any real connections that add value to your network,” said Ashlee Ammons, co-founder and COO of Mixtroz.
Updated 18 Dec 2017: Mixtroz says it has accepted a slot in the Birmingham, Ala. for the 2018 Velocity Accelerator at Innovation Depot. 17 Nov 2017: Mixtroz won the top prize in Copenhagen in the Invio Solution competition for best experience technology. The Invio Challenge is one of several during the annual Cup event. 15 Sept 2017 1500 - The eleven9/Mixtroz team WON the US pitch today -- next is CBC Cup pitch in Copenhagen.-Ed.
Ashlee Ammons is an extrovert. Conversation comes easily and she is a regular public speaker. But at a conference in New York three years ago, she ducked outside and ate by herself rather than engage with other audience members.
Networking at live events is often uncomfortable and awkward, especially if you’re riding solo. What if you could use your phone to find a like-minded group among that sea of strangers? Mother-daughter founder duo Ashlee Ammons and Kerry Schrader created Mixtroz (combining mixer and introduction) to connect people in real-time at conferences and business and university events without requiring that often-clumsy introduction.