WaitTime Builds Real Time Crowd TechnologyBy Amanda Lewan on May 9th, 2015 /
There’s no better time than today to start your company.
For Zachary Klima, Founder and CEO of WaitTime, the idea came while waiting in line. He couldn’t help but think there must be a better way to measure lines when going out on on the town for dinner or a game.
“Why can’t we know the wait time of places in general? The idea was vague at the time but we then created turnkey solutions,” said Klima.
Now WaitTime, a Detroit based startup, is focusing on providing a visual image solution for venues that often draw a crowd. Heading to a Red Wings Game game? Through their mobile app and digital signage the Wing’s Stadium, for example, could better understand the flow of traffic. Their technology measures traffic 24/7 offering valuable information.
“We measure and track the traffic flow of people in real time of the whole arena,” said Klima. “All of this information is sent internally to venues but it also lets fan see the information on that teams platform.”
A self-funded company, Klima says building a great board has really helped them grow. On their board includes Tom Caflisch the CTO of the Detroit Red Wings, and the Director of Technology for the Olympics Games. The sports industry is a “very small industry” so it through connections he was able to build his board.
” We have a sound experienced board that is at the top of the industry,” he said.
Now WaitTime is working with a few major sports teams including the Red Wings, The Lions, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Detroit Pistons. It’s a very impressive start for this local company. Klima sees their technology expanding to outside of sports too, potentially serving airports or other busy urban areas.
Check out WaitTime to learn more about their company.