SCVNGR's new LevelUp platform does just that, bringing the idea of location-based gaming to the deals space. LevelUp, as the name suggests, allows users to receive better deals the more they use the system, unlocking a new "level" with a particular merchant as you go.Gamification meets Daily Deals. Considering the popularity of these two trends right now, it was bound to happen, right?
LevelUp launched about a month ago in Boston and Philadelphia, and today's deal is aimed squarely at the startups there. Unlike the other LevelUp deals, this package involves 3 different merchants (rather than 3 deals with a single merchant).
Level 1: Get Incorporated. For $250, you'll receive legal services to help you incorporate your company, including help preparing stock option plans.
Level 2: Get Your Books in Shape. For $150, you'll get your accounting set up.
Level 3: Get Funded. For $1, you'll get a VC to buy you lunch. Google Ventures, Highland Capital Partners and Common Angels are the investors participating in the Boston deal, and NextStage Capital, Robin Hood Ventures, and Dreamit Ventures are those participating in Philadelphia.
The Boston deal is already sold out, and Philly startups should act now while supplies last (wow, I've never actually typed that phrase in a blog post before).