At Startupbootcamp Berlin Demo Day Eventbrite was proud to team up with Startupbootcamp Berlin; be Berlin and lindenpartners to award a special prize. The CEOs of the top three pitches (decided by a public vote on Twitter) won a free trip to the world renowned SXSW Festival in Austin. It was a close race, but in the end the lucky winners were: Weavly, Capsule.fm and Credport. Eventbrite looks forward to welcoming the winners at their booth at SXSW.
So, what is Eventbrite doing in Berlin? Meetups, workshops and conferences have become an integral part of Berlin’s startup life. Whether it is to network with peers, learn from one another, acquire early adopters or connect with one’s user base: events not only strengthen the ecosystem, but have also become a key driver for the development of a product or company.
The rise of startup-related events has resulted in great organic growth for Eventbrite, a US based ticketing service provider that is the global leader in the long-tail event space. Based on it’s strong growth, Eventbrite decided to take the next step and localize in 8 European countries. With the German website, local payment options, German customer support and a marketing consultant on the ground in Berlin (Nikolas Woischnik), the company is in the best position to become a strong partner of the Berlin startup scene.
With over $1 billion in gross ticket sales and $ 80 million raised from coveted later stage investors such as Sequoia Capital or Tiger Global, Eventbrite may on first sight not look like your typical Berlin Hinterhof Startup. But thanks to a flat organisational structure, tight collaboration between departments and a culture that boasts a strong product and engineering focus, it’s certainly still is a startup.
Everything at Eventbrite is metric driven. Eventbrite’s social commerce study is great proof of that and definitely worth a read to anyone who is longing for hard facts about social media value. Product-wise, Eventbrite is expanding its suite of mobile apps and services for organizers and attendees. While the “Entry Manager” is gaining traction among event organizers, the attendee app is becoming more and more popular as an event discovery tool.
Eventbrite Berlin cant wait for 2013 to begin. With exciting startup events and countless regular meetups scattered around town, there will be many great opportunities to connect with our peers and learn from each other.
Happy New Year!
If you are interested in partnering with Eventbrite for your next event or have any great ideas you want to share, please contact their Marketing Consultant, Nikolas Woischnik, at firstname.lastname@example.org!