It’s hard to believe that Get Invited, which started as a master’s project between myself and co-founder David Turner (under the guidance of our lecturer and fellow co-founder, Christopher Murphy), has quickly grown into a global platform.
We’ve hosted events across the world with a rapidly growing community of almost 5,000 users, and today we have over £2.7 million worth of ticket sales on the platform.
With a core focus on strong design and the customer experience underpinning everything that we do, we are constantly improving Get Invited so that we can empower event organizers to sell more tickets to their events…and we’re just getting started.
We have worked incredibly hard to achieve each milestone, however we haven’t got here by ourselves, there are many wonderful people who we would like to thank.
University of Ulster
The University of Ulster have believed in us right from the start. Tim Kerr, UU’s Development Manager, was our very first customer who used Get Invited to ticket the Ulster Festival of Art and Design back in 2012, where we sold in excess of 1,000 tickets in just a few weeks.
The team at Get Invited are all UU graduates, and the company began life as a Masters project. Whenever we needed guidance, the University were always on hand. Past lecturers, Tim Potter and Gabriel Muldoon incubated us in the early days by letting us share their office at Little Thunder.
When the time came to raise external finance, UU were the first to invest in Get Invited and we are incredibly fortunate to have the UU’s Director of Research and Innovation, Tim Bundle as our chairman. Tim and has been instrumental in our success so far, providing business mentoring support, and he has opened many doors for us.
Craig Lockwood, The Web Is Conference
Craig used us at a time when nobody had heard of us. The Web is was our first big conference, and we are forever grateful to him for taking a chance with us. It is actually very timely that we are spending our birthday week at The Web is Conference is Cardiff.
Craig’s love of technology and design mirrors ours, so naturally he has been a lot of fun to work with, not least when we built him a custom API for his Lego clock, which pings every time a ticket is sold!
Rocco Curicio & Luca Salvini, From The Front Conference
Rocco and Luca are another two fine gentleman who supported us in the early days and were the second big conference we had onboard. They have also helped us greatly in developing our service to support European events.
Gareth Quinn – Digital DNA
Gareth is a wonderful ambassador for Get Invited. He is truly supportive of the entire team, and has recommended us to many other event organisers. His Digital DNA events showcases the very best knowledge, practice and expertise from local successful business and global thought leaders, and we couldn’t be happier to be his ticketing partner.
The guys at Friday Night Mashup have been amazing to work with. They have given great feedback to help improve our service, and with such a passionate team to work with, it is a pleasure being their ticketing partner and watching the event grow bigger and better!
We are delighted to have the support of the Bristol Museum, who have continued to use us for all of their events, including the official Wallace & Gromit exhibition earlier this year – they’re a dream to work with!
We have been massive fans of CutureTECH, from the first ever festival in 2012, so we are delighted that they decided to use us for their ticketing. The team at CultureTECH are great guys to work with, and with the festival expanding to Brooklyn and London soon, we are thrilled to be providing the ticketing.
Landing a ticketing partnership with the largest startup conference in the world, just 7 months after we launched was a huge achievement for us. The guys at LAUNCH, headed up by tech investor Jason Calacanis, are the best at what they do, so to have them using our service, is fantastic validation for us.
Big Wet Fish Hosting
With hundred of events on Get Invited, we are processing a lot of data. Having Big Wet Fish as our web hosting partners, makes this process simple and secure for both ourselves and our customers. As our company has grown, their service has never faltered, and we couldn’t ask for a more friendly, reliable team to work with.
There are so many other amazing people and events that we work with, and we thank every single one of you for your support! We have an exciting roadmap ahead for Get Invited, and we’re passionate about making your events a success!
Here’s to another triumphant year for all of your events!