Four years ago, I had the great privilege of standing alongside an amazing leadership team in New York City as Boingo rang the NASDAQ opening bell in celebration of going public. As anyone involved in a venture-backed business will tell you, the road from start-up to IPO is incredibly difficult. In fact, only 5% of VC-backed companies ever go public. So the fact that Boingo succeeded where so many others have failed was not simply the result of a great idea, good timing, sound leadership and patient investors. It included plenty of luck, too. And believe me, every one of us who had a hand in Boingo’s journey from start-up to IPO felt very lucky that day. But in many ways, it was a day like any other. That’s because – as I shared with our team many times – “going public” was never Boingo’s ultimate goal. It was just one more step in the ongoing journey of building a great company. That’s really important. Because if we felt we’d “arrived” on May 3, 2011, then we wouldn’t have been prepared to take on the significant headwinds that blew our way not long after going public. Boingo was built on
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Our friends at InMotion Entertainment have a fabulous deal for airport shoppers: buy any Wi-Fi enabled product and receive a complimentary one-hour Boingo Wi-Fi access pass (while supplies last). The deal is available at the following Boingo-enabled airports in the U.S.: ATL – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at Concourses A, B, C, D, E DEN – Denver International Airport at Concourses A and B EWR – Newark Liberty International Airport at Terminals B and C IAD – Washington Dulles International Airport at Terminal A IAH – George Bush Intercontinental Airport at Terminal E and International Arrivals Building JFK – John F. Kennedy International Airport at Terminal 8 and British Airways Terminal LGA – La Guardia Airport at entrance to C Gates and US Air Terminal MEM – Memphis International Airport at Terminal B MSP – Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport at Main Terminal ORD – Chicago O’Hare International Airport at Terminals 1 and 3 STL – Lambert-St. Louis International Airport at Terminals A, C, E InMotion Entertainment shops are a traveling gadget lover’s hub for electronics, accessories and entertainment. They have locations at 31 U.S. airports and a total of 54 shops. InMotion offers a variety of the latest electronics, including MP3 players, DVD players, gaming devices, cameras and more. If you forgot certain travel accessories — headphones, auto/air adaptors, power accessories —
Boingo hotspot Minneapolis St Paul International Airport (MSP) has a secret they don’t mind sharing with travelers: they have a regularly updated coupon page that includes discounts and freebies at many of the eateries and shops throughout the airport. The coupons for May and June 2011 include: Ben & Jerry’s: $1 off any smoothie or shake Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory: free fudge with $25 or more purchase La Brea Bakery: free chips with purchase of any sandwich or salad with bottled beverage Surdyk’s Flights Wine Market and Bar: $2 off any breakfast entrée (available all day) 360º Gourmet Burritos: $1 off any entrée Wok & Roll: free fountain drink with purchase of any entrée or sushi Inmotion Entertainment: 20% off any two accessories Wilson’s Leather: 15% off any item Royal Zeno Shoe Shine: $5 off any briefcase or purse shine Travelex: $0 on currency exchanges of $500 or more The offers listed above expire June 30, 2011. Click here to view all of MSP’s coupon offerings. Be sure to check the site for regular updates. As a reminder, you can connect to Boingo throughout MSP. We are also available in the United and Delta airport lounges. Safe travels!
Today is one of the first airport posts – places and things to do when you’re waiting for your flight. At the Minneapolis / St. Paul Airport, there are a few places travelers can get away from the crowds and relax. The first is the “quiet seating area” that lines the somewhat hidden upper decks of the main passenger shopping area called The Mall. If passengers take the steps or an elevator to the second level along The Mall, they’ll find – on either side, hidden from view – dozens of couches, chairs and tables for relaxation. At the far end of The Mall is MSP’s most glamorous full service restaurant – Ike’s – and above Ike’s is another hidden area travelers can relax and work on their laptops or take a snooze. If travelers have more work to get done or want to hold a meeting, a conference call, etc., the airport has a a large conference center above Chili’s Too restaurant on The Mall. It’s a full service conference center that can accommodate 1 to 100 people. As told by Kathleen Bangs, Manager of Marketing, Minneapolis / St. Paul Airport.