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WCDM 2015 Presentation: The Herd of Cats

Last week RallyEngine co-founder Steve Hardy presented The Herd of Cats to a great audience at the World Conference on Disaster Management in Toronto. He’s writing a book about the fascinating, surprisingly-overlapping worlds of entrepreneurs, improvisers, and disaster managers. Here is the session’s synopsis: The Herd of Cats: Startups, Improv, and Disasters The strange, fringe worlds of tech startups and …

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How Improv Principles and Startup Culture Reshape Crisis Communications

Back in May RallyEngine’s Marketing Director Steve Hardy and MCSC Executive Director Amanda Pick co-presented Herding Cats, Finding Kids, and Rallying Dispersed Teams in a Crisis to a lovely audience at CPRS’s annual Ascend Summit in beautiful Banff, Alberta. Steve’s part riffed on insights gleaned from this Ipsos study of the Calgary Flood in which the importance of emergent and ad hoc teams …

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RallyEngine Wins Two Awards at Launch Party 2013

On the evening of November 22nd hundreds of people gathered at Mac Hall to celebrate Calgary’s burgeoning startup scene. What a night! There were keynotes by Foundry Group VC Brad Feld (via Skype) and former NASA CTO Chris Kemp, as well as a panel discussion on fundraising. There were also two lightning rounds of 3-minute pitches from 10 select startups. RallyEngine was …

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A lesson in herding cats during a storm

A few adages come to mind. Expect the unexpected. Practice what you preach. Drink your own kool-aid. We failed at all three. Our company, RallyEngine, founded last fall, has quietly been developing a powerful and streamlined app-based internal communications tool. It can instantly locate team members and provide critical information to widespread or hard-to-reach people and teams in real-time via …