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Vator.tv

Web-Based Entrepreneur Networking Resources


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Published 12/10/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Vator TV is dedicated entirely to the entrepreneur. Users can create relevant videos and post them to the site. Entrepreneurs can benefit by learning from other successful businesses and professionals. Vator TV provides a specialized audience and gives entrepreneurs a platform to advertise through highlighted companies. Active companies are placed on Vator TV’s recommended list and promoted within the community. Users can also search for videos on specific topics or check out a list of popular and recent must read stories. Vator TV is the “voice of the entrepreneur,” and provides many ways to network, generate ideas and create a buzz about their brand.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Journalist Bambi Francisco Roizen is the CEO and founder of Vator TV. The name is an abbreviation of “innovator.” Roizen intended to build a community of professionals that included valuable resources and a way to connect online. Today the site gives entrepreneurs an easy way to broadcast through the user community. There are currently around 50,000 users and tech-based companies on Vator TV. The site has also partnered with businesses and investors to build a network that includes over 250 contributors.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are many resources online for entrepreneurs. However, Vator TV is a little different because the site gives professionals a platform to share their knowledge and expertise and gain exposure through a community. Users can post videos or check out those posted by others. The audience is made up entirely of entrepreneurs creating a specialized network ideal for businesses and professionals.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Vator TV offers a professional design for visitors. Although the site appears well organized, there is a lot going on. A new visitor may feel slightly overwhelmed by the images, text and other content. This is not made any better by the animated banners and other advertisements that appear on the site. These seem to be on just about every area of the site. They are not completely intrusive, but seem a little excessive.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can create a Vator TV account by clicking the white link that reads “Create a profile for your startup” in the upper right hand corner of the homepage (just under a banner ad). The registration process includes three steps. Step one asks for a first and last name, email address, password, and user type. User type options include business owner, employee, freelancer, student, investor, looking for work or other. The user must also agree to the terms of use and privacy policy. A Law Pivot inquiry check box is available but optional. Users can also sign in through Twitter, Google, LinkedIn or Facebook. Step two invites the user to connect with other people through their Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Hotmail or AOL contacts. The last step requires the user to check their email for an activation code to complete registration.

What does it cost to use the application?

Anyone can create a Vator TV account for free. There are no subscription fees or other payments required to access resources on Vator. This works well considering that the user community supplies some of the content. It also helps justify the use of many advertisements throughout the site. The free price tag is ideal for new entrepreneurs who may have little money to work with while starting their new business endeavor.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Vator TV is intended for entrepreneurs, so naturally this is the group that would get the most benefit. Businesses and start ups can gain exposure through the Vator TV community while networking with other professionals and discovering methods that work.

  • Network with other professionals and companies
  • Read popular and recent articles on business
  • Watch videos submitted by other businesses to gain insight into your methods
  • Find businesses by category or name
  • Review ideas submitted to recent contests held by universities, companies, groups and conferences


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