Startups and the event industry

Earlier this month I was at Event Tech Live in London. A conference of sorts but actually more a showcase of new event technology ideas. One of the areas at the conference was dedicated to startups who could pitch their company to potential investors. My favourite stage! 

Some ideas seem to already be out there, like that company that looked a lot like a new version of Eventbrite. But the majority of the ideas pitched were really good, really innovative, and generally inspired me. They offered solutions to problems they had faced in the event industry.

Perhaps you're walking around with some new innovative ideas as well. For example a problem you ran into at your last festival and you actually found a solution for it.

Earlier this year Startacus published this blog post about how to stand out with your new product when at music festivals. It's not the same as the products pitched at the conference but it might inspire you either way.

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Networking as a sole trader

Networking as a sole trader

On Wednesday I went to a meetup event for startups. "How to drive revenue through your social media presence". What a great meetup! Small business owners meet up to discuss the tricks in the business. It's actually the first meetup I've been to where I picked up some new ideas. It was only a small group of people but I've learned some new tricks with regards to online marketing.