06 Feb Who are we? Introducing the EventsFrame co-founders
Dan Taylor – 5/2/2017 AppsEvents HQ, Prague, Czech Republic
It’s been a hectic week as we prepare EventsFrame for launch and this week we’re pushing out new features for attendees to pay via PayPal and via invoice which our are looking fantastic. It’s also been a hectic week personally as I have been moving house…and this Friday a group of entrepreneur friends are heading out of town for a quarterly weekend of strategising and planning. And this time we are off to Plzen (called Pilsen in German) which is, you guessed it, the birthplace of Pilsner beer.
So for this weeks blog post I thought it would be good to give a quick introduction to our four co-founders and say a few words about how EventsFrame came about. I’m working on a longer post about the ‘origin story’ of EventsFrame, but the short version is that co-founders James, Dean and myself work together at AppsEvents. We’re all Google and EduTech obsessives and run ‘Google for Education’ Summits and bootcamps quite literally across the world, with over 300 in 2017.
We came up with the idea for EventsFrame during our seemingly endless search for an amazing events ‘registration and management’ system. in the beginning, like everybody, we used Eventbrite, but quickly found their pricing prohibitive and lacked a management console for companies like us running multiple events…. so we went on the quest for an alternative.
We started evaluating systems, and found that most systems didn’t publish prices but instead forced you into a lengthy negotiation. Some companies were cool but some were downright sleazy. One US based company (known I’m sure to anyone reading this who is in the EventsTech space) would only allow a minimum of a 1 YEAR contract, and when we read the fine print they had tripled the price which auto renewed for year 2!
In parallel to this quest for a new system I had got to know Simon Payne (co-founder of LeadPages) through an entrepreneurs group called the Dynamite Circle which we are both members of, and we’d formed a mastermind community in Prague (see above for this weekends Plzen trip :))
Dean, James and myself are all techies and we had many discussions about building our own system and in mid 2017 we finally teamed up with Simon and got to work on building the best attendee registration system out there.
So without further ado here are the cofounders. It’s early in our journey and if you are following along please comment on the blog. We’d really love to hear any questions or comments from you: