SOURCE: Eventbrite


August 23, 2010 08:00 ET

Canadian Event Organizers Love Using Eventbrite to Make Their Events Successful

From Bake-Offs to Wildlife Festivals, Organizations Across the Country Leverage Eventbrite's Platform for Event Ticketing, Management and Promotion

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) -   Eventbrite, the fastest growing social commerce company, is excited to announce strong growth and uptake in Canada, where thousands of events ranging from outdoor wildlife festivals to high school reunions have leveraged Eventbrite in 2010 to date. Eventbrite is committed to powering live experiences for all interests, all over the world by providing the tools to create, promote, find and attend events of any size or variety.

Eventbrite is also pleased to announce that it has expanded its feature set to more specifically cater to this region by leveraging credit card processing for Canadian currency. This feature streamlines the entire ticketing/registration process for both organizers and attendees because it involves no added setup time and allows attendees to buy their tickets without leaving the event's site, resulting in faster conversions and more tickets sold.

"Ease of use is what we're all about at Eventbrite, and as our user base continues to expand we're constantly updating our payment methods to reflect this," said Kevin Hartz, CEO and Co-Founder of Eventbrite. "By incorporating the Canadian dollar into our credit card processing platform, a fast growing and substantial part of our attendees and organizers can now enjoy the same convenience and ease of payment options as their counterparts in the U.S."

Eventbrite is an incredibly easy to use service that empowers thousands of local event holders to host concerts, seminars, workshops and parties on a daily basis. For example, the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts 4-5 events every month ranging in size from 30-person business mixers to workshops with hundreds of attendees, using Eventbrite for every single event, free and paid. This includes upcoming coffee mixers, golf outings and educational workshops.

"Before Eventbrite, our process was entirely manual and therefore very time consuming and labor intensive," said Corae Bracken, events coordinator. "Eventbrite has made our lives so much easier and, therefore, our events more successful. We've massively reduced the amount of paperwork and have experienced a tremendous amount of savings and heightened efficiency in terms of accounting, book keeping, processing payments, and retroactively looking at records."

Another particularly successful event was Vancouver's 1st Cupcake Challenge, presented by Nicole Marie Events and Follow Me Foodie, which brought together cupcake connoisseurs and lovers to sample and judge Vancouver's Best Cupcake. Over 400 yummy bakers and sweet-toothed attendees mingled and tested a variety of cupcake flavors and recipes, with prizes awarded for "Judges' Choice" and "People's Choice."

Other events Eventbrite has helped make a success over the past few months throughout Canada run the gamut in terms of topic and size, including:

  • Anime North 2010: Anime North is Toronto's largest fan-run Japanese Animation convention, and is Canada's largest Eventbrite event to date with over 6,000 attendees.
  • British Columbia Penticton Meadowlark Festival: This popular 5-day festival offers over 80 environmental tours and events celebrating the unique wildlife and habitats found in the south Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys.
  • ASX's 7th Annual "Expanding Canada's Frontiers" Symposium: Aims to educate the public on projects in space exploration, and encourage students and the public to get informed and involved in the exciting discoveries of the space industry.
  • Launch Party 9: Lively mixer for the city's brightest entrepreneurs, tech junkies, and bloggers, who are doing it, have done it or want to make their ideas happen here. The goal of the event is to connect BC's growing community of Internet and new media leaders with investors and other trailblazers across Canada and abroad.
  • Kipling Collegiate Institute - 50th Reunion: Open House bringing together graduating classes from over 50 years at the university.
  • Wilfrid Laurier's School of Business & Economics Graduation Ball 2010: Food, music and celebration for the Graduating Class of 2010.

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Eventbrite is the world's largest, fastest growing social commerce company. We empower anyone to host successful live experiences of any type or size by providing an easy way to manage, promote and sell out the event. Eventbrite brings together transactions with social interactions to allow events to live, flourish and take flight anywhere online. Eventbrite is the engine for a new generation of live experiences. Eventbrite is privately held and backed by Sequoia Capital. For more information, go to

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