At Sprout Insights, we comb the web to bring you the most up-to-date and actionable resources on how to use social media to grow your business.

To that end, we’re pleased to present the Sprout Insights series Spotlight on Startups. We’ll find the most innovative, useful startup companies out there, get the inside track on what they’re doing, and tell you how you can leverage their products and services for your own business.

This week we’re highlighting three startups that we’ve featured in our Spotlight on Startups series that have offered exclusive incentives, discounts and deals to Sprout Insights readers. If you haven’t already availed of these startups’ services, here’s some incentives to get you started.


Spotlight on Startups - SpeakerfileSpeakerfile is a professional, online connection and booking engine that links industry leaders, experts, and speakers in the meetings and conferences industry. Unlike existing speaker bureaus, Speakerfile does not charge commissions or fees for booking speakers, nor does it facilitate any of the logistics in setting up speaking engagements.

Are you a speaker or a corporate executive who would like to break into the speaking circuit? Has your organization been looking for a way to get your executives more speaking dates? If so, Speakerfile has provided the following exclusive offers to Sprout Insights readers.

Each of the first 25 people who send an email request to and put “Sprout Social Offer” in the subject line will receive a free, Premium speaker profile for one year (a $299 value).

If you represent an organization, Speakerfile has also provided four free Corporate accounts (10 speaker profiles and a corporate speaker page) for one year (a $749 value). Please specify in the body of the email whether you’re requesting the individual speaker profile or the corporate account. Here’s the entire Spotlight on Speakerfile article for reference.

Infinite Monkeys

Infinite Monkeys positions itself as “one of the largest producers of niche community social networking mobile apps.” Its name is a cheeky reference to the Infinite Monkeys Theorem which, according to co-founder and CEO, Jay Shapiro, “proves that with enough monkeys you really can accomplish anything.”

This tongue-in-cheek approach to business belies a very powerful and useful service that Infinite Monkeys launched in February, 2012 — a do-it-yourself, app creation platform for small and medium-sized businesses. Anyone can use the Infinite Monkeys platform to create and distribute free (ad-supported) mobile apps with a variety of customizable content. Or, you can pay a scalable fee ($49 or $499) to add even more bells and whistles and additional distribution options for your mobile app.

According to Infinite Monkeys CEO and co-founder, Jay Shapiro, the original Spotlight on Startups article featuring Infinite Monkeys generated a lot of interest in his service. So much, in fact, that he wanted to acknowledge and thank Insights readers with a special offer. So, the first 50 people who follow these instructions will receive a 50 percent discount on the premium Infinite Monkeys app of your choice!


Spotlight on Startups - What is Anymeeting?

SpotlightOnStartups - AskYourUsers

Anymeeting provides a fully featured web conferencing application to over 200,000 small business users, worldwide. Small and medium-sized businesses can host online meetings with up to 200 participants, send invitations, promote conferences on social media, and even record meetings for future use — all for free!

The free version is ad-supported. According to Anymeeting, “users are presented with non-intrusive ads that appear during the meetings and in the account managements tools”. The company also assures its users that “all advertisements are high-quality and generally targeted to business professionals.”

Alternatively, clients who don’t wish to view ads can subscribe to the (paid) versions of the application, where all ads are removed. If you represent a small business with big web conferencing plans (but have a bootstrap budget), then Anymeeting may be a good fit for you.

Exclusively for Sprout Insights readers, the first 10 people to sign up for one of AnyMeeting’s ad-free service plans will get the first month of service free when they enter the coupon code: SPROUT. You’d better act fast though — this offer is good only until October 10, 2012! Read more about our Spotlight on Anymeeting.

Want your startup to be featured on Spotlight on Startups or know a startup that would be a great fit? Send us an email, or leave a comment below.