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Adrian Avendano

Meetforeal & CrowdScanner, Co-Founder & CEO

Adrian Avendano is co-founder of Meetforeal and CrowdScanner. A social-philosopher-hacker, he is deeply passionate about designing and developing tools for real life social interaction. With his first venture,, he designed and organised cross-disciplined events in Ireland for people to meet other interesting people, learn from each other and share ideas. Events included “The chemistry of taste and smell” and “Can game theory predict the future?”

Currently fascinated by the possibilities of mobile technology, his latest start-up, CrowdScanner, applies social theory and the experience of watching people socialise at meetforeal events to the fundamental need that humans have to make deeper connections with people face to face. The first iphone application makes a game of talking to strangers, satisfying your curiosity about what the people around you are thinking, and is an effective conversation starter for any social event.

Adrian holds a B.Eng in Computer Science from the Tec de Monterrey, Mexico City, and his company is based in Galway, Ireland.

Sessions from eComm2011: Emerging Communications Conference featuring Adrian Avendano: