All posts by J.R. Duren

Cartogram and the Green Sports Alliance Summit: Big News!

Houston is a major American sports hub.

The Astros (MLB), Rockets (NBA) and Dynamo (MLS) all compete in some pretty amazing sports venues, and each place is a testament to the city’s dedication to providing a sustainable, captivating sports experience.

So, when we had the chance to attend this year’s Green Sports Alliance (GSA) Summit at the Houston Astros’ Minute Maid Park., it was an easy choice. Our founder Will Clausen and business development manager Davis Johnson represented the company.

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Shopping Will Never Be The Same Again

What should shopping really be like?

Spending hours at three or four stores searching for just the right outfit? Finding a great shirt online only to discover that, after 30 minutes of driving, parking and walking that the shirt is actually out of stock?

Definitely not.

Here’s what shopping would look like in a perfect world.

You show up at the mall with phone in hand. After spending weeks infatuated with a striped red sweater you saw on Silicon Valley, you want to buy one. Now. In the moment.

So, you open an app on your phone and search in-stock red sweaters. The app gives you several results, each with the current price. You find the perfect match and when you tap it, the app gives you step by step directions to the store that houses your sought-after sweater.

That’s the perfect shopping experience. And guess what? Cartogram is the only app in the world that does everything we just described. Our secret? Product Search.

Don’t believe us?

We embrace your skepticism, and that’s why we recently did a demo at The Bellevue Collection.

One day we received an email from someone named Jessica who wanted to know if Cartogram’s app kept accurate numbers of what’s in stock.

Our business development expert Davis Johnson did a live demo of two searches to help Jessica see how Product Search works : one for that Earth-shattering red sweater and one for a blue shirt.


As you can see, Cartogram’s Product Search feature is pretty sharp. We’ve got a dedicated team updating product information to make sure you don’t waste time searching for something that isn’t actually in the store.

Our app is the only one on the market that allows you to search for products, see their prices and availability, then be directed to the store from wherever you are in the mall.

So, stop by our YouTube channel and check out a video that explains more about what Cartogram can do. It will help you understand a little more about what we do. If you want to learn more or have questions, send us an email!

It’s Time to Redefine the Pitch Competition

In a few days we’re headed to TechfestNW to participate in PitchfestNW. The truth is, we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of what’s happening in Portland and the PNW.

TfNW won’t be the first time we’ve been in a pitch competition and it certainly won’t be the last. With that in mind, we’re proposing a new way to approach pitch competitions.

Over the next few minutes, we’ll walk you through how things are, how they should be and how you can help.

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