events

  • Join Me Tomorrow In Krakow

    Join Me Tomorrow In Krakow

    I’ll be speaking at an event held by Geek Girls Carrots Crakow, a group of amazing programmers who are working to bring everyone onto the STEM wagon. The event will be held at Przemysłowa 12 in Krakow, Poland at 7pm. You can sign up here. I’ll also be attending and judging AGHacks, the biggest student Hackathon in Poland. This event will include “DARMOWE JEDZENIE I… Read More

  • SocialTables, A Collaborative Event-Planning Service, Raises $8 Million Series A

    SocialTables, A Collaborative Event-Planning Service, Raises $8 Million Series A

    DC-based SocialTables has announced its latest raise, an $8 million Series A round led by Bessemer Venture Partners with Thayer Ventures joining. The company previously raised $1.6 million to help streamline event planning with collaborative tools. Founded by Dan Berger, a programmer and event-planner, we’ve been following this company since 2012 when I was impressed by their clever… Read More

  • Join TechCrunch In Beijing Next Week

    Join TechCrunch In Beijing Next Week

    Shortly after the launch of TechCrunch.cn last year, we brought TechCrunch’s International City Event, organized by our official partner TechNode, to Shanghai, China. This year the event is coming to Beijing. It will take place on August 11 and 12 at T-Space, Chaoyang Park. The theme is “The Red Hardware” to highlight China’s smart hardware makers. Read More

  • Eventblimp For iPhone Aggregates Nearby Events From Facebook, Eventbrite, Meetup And More

    Eventblimp For iPhone Aggregates Nearby Events From Facebook, Eventbrite, Meetup And More

    A handy iPhone application called Eventblimp is launching today on the iTunes App Store to help you better discover all the different types of local events and activities happening around you. To do so, the app is aggregating from a number of popular event finders and social services, including Facebook, Eventbrite, SeatGeek, Bandsintown, Eventful, and Meetup in order to serve as something of… Read More

  • Automatic Album Maker Moment.me Launches A New Service For Mobile Event Websites

    Automatic Album Maker Moment.me Launches A New Service For Mobile Event Websites

    Apps that help users make sense of their ever-growing photo collections through automatic organization and curation would seem to make sense, and offer a service people need. But over the past year or so, we’ve seen these types of startups fail, pivot or simply stagnate. Everpix is no more, for example. Tracks shifted, launching a new app called Kanvas for photo-editing. Flayvr has yet… Read More

  • Splash, The Party Scientists Stealing Big Business From Eventbrite

    Splash, The Party Scientists Stealing Big Business From Eventbrite

    People don’t want ads, they want memories. To shift from spammy marketing to providing experiences, companies like Anheuser-Busch, Spotify, NPR, and Wired promoted 80,000 events in 2013 with a little startup called Splash. In co-founder Ben Hindman’s first in-depth interview, he tells me how Splash’s event platform is challenging bland incumbents with its beautifully… Read More

  • Only 24 Hours Left To Apply To TechCrunch Battlefield!

    Only 24 Hours Left To Apply To TechCrunch Battlefield!

    Listen up, future entrepreneurial superstars! Battlefield applications are due tomorrow, February 27th at 5pm PDT. Do NOT miss out on this once-in-a-six-month opportunity! Why apply, you ask? I could list for you the many ways TechCrunch will work to get your company in front of the brightest and most influential people in tech, if that would help. I’d explain you might win $50,000… Read More

  • YC-Backed Eventjoy Is A One-Stop Shop For Organizing Events

    YC-Backed Eventjoy Is A One-Stop Shop For Organizing Events

    Y Combinator-backed Eventjoy, a service that makes it easier to organize events using online and mobile tools, is officially making its debut today, offering support for online ticketing, event websites, mobile event apps, Twitter walls, and more. The company, previously known as EXMO, had in the past been more focused on its mobile application for event organizers, but is now working to offer… Read More

  • Twitter Mobile Update Bubbles Trending Events To The Top Of The Timeline, Adds Photo Editing

    Twitter Mobile Update Bubbles Trending Events To The Top Of The Timeline, Adds Photo Editing

    Twitter has just released an update to its Android client (coming soon to iOS) that brings new photo editing tools to the service, which are likely meant to make it easier to share photos direct and keep people out of competitive apps like Instagram. The second change adds a significant element of event discovery and real-time trend monitoring to user timelines. The event surfacing is the… Read More

  • EXMO, A Mobile Events Platform Making Conferences More Social, Exits Beta

    EXMO, A Mobile Events Platform Making Conferences More Social, Exits Beta

    Although there are a number of mobile applications working to replace the printed guidebook for conferences and events, there’s no all-out market leader at this point. In addition, a number of the companies building conferencing apps are focused on larger events, with pricing plans to match. Today, a startup called EXMO is launching its own take on a mobile events platform, with a… Read More

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