Started in 2019, Hopin is a London-based online events platform founded by Johnny Boufarhat and Dave Schools. Hopin uses a single-app modular approach to create and manage online events like meetups, conferences, webinars, online courses and expos/expositions of up to 100,000 attendees.
Hopin top features
Hopin is a popular event platform. It offers powerful features out of the box, including setting up a virtual venue or advanced marketing capabilities such as a landing page for your event. Hopin also includes a built-in streaming studio, powered by StreamYard.
The Hopin event app is an all-in-one platform that modularizes different types of services, including video streaming/conferencing, chat, event management, social networking, etc.) into a single bundled app. With the app, attendees can move around from one module to another during the event. For organizers, the app can have multiple team members access it to access, manage and run events.
Hopin provides a place where pre-registrants can learn about the event and its host, look at and create a schedule, and join the event. For event holders, Event Registration is a space where monetization can be easily set up through online ticket sales.
More than a simple interface, Hopin offers a customizable Virtual Venue. This venue offers a reception area to welcome your guests, as well as Live Stages for keynotes, and Sessions for interactive workshops.
Additionally, the virtual venue offers various audience engagement tools such as polls, quizzes and Q&As.
Hopin offers a virtual Event Stage, best suited for live-streamed keynotes or webinars. Participants benefit from several engagement features, such as a live chat, polls and quizzes. Finally, the platforms offers a native streaming backstage, ideal for simple production needs.
One-on-one video “chat roulette”-styled meetings are designed to promote a safe networking environment. For the Event Networking meetings, a timer can be set to indication how long a meeting can run, and if participants mutually agree and press the “Connect” button on the screen, they can exchange information after the event.
For Event Sessions, hosted video conference rountables are setup so that discussion amongst content/subject experts (or interested attendees) are broadcast to event attendees. During the presentation, online chat messages are presented alongside the presenter’s video discussion.
Virtual Event Booths give exhibiting vendors an opportunity to present their products via videoconference. Basic information about the vendor is presented and opportunities to meet or claim special offers are available by clicking on the “Register Interest” button.
Pros of Hopin for virtual events
Hopin offers a fully integrated event platform, with most important features packaged in. This includes marketing landing pages, registration, and an immersive virtual venue.
Built-in Streaming Studio
Hopin’s offers a built-in streaming studio powered by StreamYard. This solution is simple to use, and ideal for streams that do not require advanced customization.
Hopin comes with native integrations with market-leading third-party solutions providers. This allows Hopin users to simply add specific features they need to their event.
Certified Partners Program
Event planning can be complex, and it is common to require help when getting an event off the ground. With their Certified Partners program, Hopin helps their customers offload some of the complexity of their event planning to their trusted service providers.