BOSTON – May 2, 2019 – This past week, Nift, a new startup in Bryan/College Station, was recognized as the Best New Business by Maroon Weekly’s Best of BCS. Nift works with local businesses to help them bring in more customers, and strengthen neighborhood communities. Nift is based in Boston, and opened its College Station office in March of 2018. Since then, they’ve begun working with many local businesses, hired over 100 employees, and moved into a bigger office space in BCS.
“We’re so honored to be recognized as BCS’s Best New Business,” said Mike Garland, Nift’s VP of Sales. “We’ve felt really welcomed by the BCS community ever since we opened our first office here, and we’re excited to be recognized alongside many of the businesses we work with, as well,” he adds. Appearing alongside Nifton Maroon Weekly’s Best Of list are Good Bull BBQ for Best Catering, Downtown Elixir for Best Cocktail, The Stella Hotel for Best Hotel, and CrossFit Aggieland for Best Crossfit.
“It means so much to us to be working with other great businesses,” Garland says. Garland relocated from Boston to BCS when Nift’s office opened, after seeking BCS out for Nift’s second office. “Not only do we get to work with these businesses every day, but we know that we’re working hard to improve our community, and make sure every person and business is able to enjoy the best of what BCS has to offer.”
Small businesses that work with Nift are able to reap the benefits of the flourishing BCS community: they welcome new customers, as well as give their current customers opportunities to discover other great businesses. Embracing the momentum, Nift is looking to hire 500 employees in their BCS office. Nift is excited for what their future in BCS holds.
Nift is a community of businesses using Nifts--neighborhood gifts--to promote one another and power local economies. Developed in collaboration with local merchants, Nift uses machine learning to match neighborhood businesses with the right local customers, getting them to walk through the door. Founded in 2014 in Boston, Nift has raised $16.5M in funding from Spark Capital, Foundry and others. To learn more, visit www.GoNift.com.
Kathryn E. Maguire