TickX

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TickX
IndustryEvents
FoundedSeptember, 2015
FoundersSam Coley and Steve Pearce
Headquarters Manchester, United Kingdom
Website tickx.co.uk


TickX is an events and tickets search engine, comparing events in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Spain and The Netherlands . [1] [2]

While studying at the University of Manchester, co-founder Steve Pearce wanted to create a single destination for event goers to discover events. [3] Pearce pitched the idea to family friend and future co-founder Sam Coley, a software developer. [4]

In 2015, TickX received backing from Ministry of Sound [3] , with Pearce and Coley earning nominations as one of Virgin's "Four young entrepreneurs to watch in 2016". [5] In the second half of 2017, TickX expanded to the Republic of Ireland and Spain. [1] [6]

In July, 2017, TickX unveiled the world's first event Chatbot via Facebook Messenger. [7]

References

  1. 1 2 "TickX launches in Spain | IQ Magazine". IQ Magazine. 2017-09-14. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  2. Barcelona, El Periódico / (2017-10-23). "TickX busca y compara entradas". elperiodico (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  3. 1 2 Begum, Shelina (2015-10-08). "TickX receives backing from Ministry of Sound". men. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  4. "Ministry of Sound back Scots entrepreneur's 'go compare' site for tickets". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  5. Ross, Eleanor (2015-11-22). "Four young entrepreneurs to watch in 2016". Virgin.
  6. "'Skyscanner for events' has landed in Ireland - no more frantic website-hopping for gig tickets - Independent.ie". Independent.ie. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  7. "TickX unveils world-first Messenger chatbot | IQ Magazine". IQ Magazine. 2017-05-31. Retrieved 2017-11-14.