You’ve probably seen the technology in action at one of your favorite Seattle coffee shops. The startup is called CoCollage, and it’s looking to transform the way people interact with digital displays in restaurants, bars or coffee shops from their smartphones.
“We are a Facebook Wall for a place,” explains founder Tyler Phillipi, who pitched the idea at the TechCafe meetup in Seattle’s University District Wednesday night. GeekWire was on hand to capture the action, which you can see below.
At this point, Phillip said the interactive displays are operating in 19 coffee shops around Seattle, including Neptune Coffee in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood. Next up, bars and clubs.
“We are trying to make digital signage more engaging,” said Phillipi, an Oregon State grad who previously worked at Strands Inc. “And we are trying to make it more relevant to advertisers. We are bridging that gap between the online advertising world and the real world.”