|Founders||Sam Coley and Steve Pearce|
|Headquarters||Manchester, United Kingdom|
TickX is an events and tickets search engine, comparing events in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Spain and The Netherlands .
While studying at the University of Manchester, co-founder Steve Pearce wanted to create a single destination for event goers to discover events.Pearce pitched the idea to family friend and future co-founder Sam Coley, a software developer.
In 2015, TickX received backing from Ministry of Sound,with Pearce and Coley earning nominations as one of Virgin's "Four young entrepreneurs to watch in 2016". In the second half of 2017, TickX expanded to the Republic of Ireland and Spain.
In July, 2017, TickX unveiled the world's first event Chatbot via Facebook Messenger.
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