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May 11, 2015 6:00 AM ET

Archived: Tagavent, an exciting new way to discover events: Kick-start your social life with Tagavent, The simple way to create, find & share amazing events

iCrowdNewswire - May 11, 2015

Tagavent, an exciting new way to discover events


Kick-start your social life with Tagavent, The simple way to create, find & share  amazing events.


What is tagavent

Tagavent adds a new and different dimension to organizing and enjoying your social life.  We have designed a new and exciting social calendar that enables you to create find and share all kinds of amazing events. What’s more, having found an event, we make it easy for you to purchase tickets and invite anyone else who you think might be interested in attending.

Each time you log on to tagavent your personal calendar will display a host of fresh events, all in one place, making it easy to stay in touch with what friends and family are doing, and to keep up to date with what’s going on in your wider social circle. Our guest list enables you to find like-minded people who share the same interests and you can easily connect with them by sending an Ice Breaker request. After the event is over you can upload your pictures for the event and also view pictures from other users who went.
When we were considering what we could do to enhance individual lives by using social media, we found that the problem with many existing social networking sites was that they lack information about upcoming events. Instead, they simply enable you to spread the word about what you and your friends are already doing.

Create, Find and Share Events

We have designed Tagavent to make it as easy as possible to create new events by making your personal calendar the centre of your social world. You can use it to check out what events are being held in your area over the coming months and even to purchase tickets, courtesy of Ticketmaster and Skiddle. Tagavent will also display a list of suggested events based on the criteria you have provided, detailing which of your friends and acquaintances are attending.

By accessing your calendar, you can see immediately who is going to which events. You might want to arrange a surprise birthday party for someone, for example; so you have the option of restricting who can see the event to only specific family members and friends, while also blocking the guest of honour from viewing the information, which would obviously prevent the party from being a surprise. 

Inviting Your Friends

We will post “suggested” events on your calendar, based on the information you provided when joining.  You can also  see which of your friends are going to an event. You can invite people you would like to go with and see who has accepted your invitations. There is also a messaging system that makes keeping in touch a piece of cake.

Your calendar carries details of all the events your contacts are due to attend and past events they have already attended. With the facility to make comments about the event you have attended or are going to attend it makes it really easy to get a feel of how much fun your friends had.

Uploading and Sharing Photos

We think that one of the coolest Tagavent features is the ability to upload your favourite photos from all the events you have attended. By posting a tagged URL to the internet, your shots of each event can be viewed by anyone else that was there or by individuals who were unable to go but would like to see what it was like.

This is a great way of ensuring your pictures are seen by as many people as possible, and because all your images are stored by event together in one easy to access location you are more likely to look back at them and recall the fun that you and your friends had. You can also view photos that other people who were there have uploaded, so you can get an overview of the entire event from several different perspectives. Imagine being able to look at pictures taken by all the people who were at the same football match or festival. By doing so you can get a real taste of the atmosphere.

You don’t have to attend an event in order to view other people’s photos and comments, which is useful if you are considering going to something similar in the future. Being able to view images depicting how others enjoyed themselves is a great way of deciding whether it is something you might like to experience for yourself.

If you are thinking of taking in a concert or festival whilst holidaying abroad, having the ability to check out what previous events were like is particularly useful. Looking at the photographs uploaded by locals who attended is a great way of learning a little about the venue and the type of people you could expect to meet there.

Meeting Like Minded People (Ice Breakers)

Here at Tagavent we believe it’s time people started to widen their circle of friends by meeting new people with similar interests, which is precisely why we are so excited about the icebreaker. Our icebreaker invitation enables anyone to check out what events other like-minded people are attending and send a request to join in the fun. This is a great way of meeting new people who you know will have the same interests as you; what’s more, you actually get to meet them rather than just communicating with them online.

At tagavent we have tried to go further than the existing social media sites by enabling our members to not only chat and share photos and comments of past events, but also meet and interact with like-minded people who share the same interests. Now if you want to plan future visits to the cinema, opera, festivals, carnivals, ballet, theatre, concerts, sports, you will always find someone who you can go with.


The Vision

So…. how did all this come about?
Tagavent was born on a Eurostar train from Paris to London about 18 months ago. I was coming home to the UK for a short break, and I was spending alot of time texting my friends trying to  arrange for everyone to meet in the same place at the same time. Some could make a certain time but some could not etc etc. It became a nightmare. I began thinking what if there was an events based social calendar website where all this could be co-ordinated? So the original idea was just a simple website where you could create an event at, say, a pub, and invite your friends. This developed when we started thinking about getting groups of people together to attend concerts, gigs etc, and even further as we realised this would be a great opportunity for strangers to meet who shared the same passions had common interests, hence the development of the “Icebreaker” function. The end result was tagavent.

The Launch

As one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the world, London is the ideal place to launch Tagavent. The combination of the rock and pop scene, theatres, clubs and pubs, not to mention comedy venues makes it one of the most social places on the planet. Help us take the population of London by storm, and take their social lives to a new level! From there we will go global!

What We Need & What You Get

In today’s fast moving world more and more individuals are turning to their mobiles for information, updates and socialising. 73% of online adults now use a social networking site of some kind. Facebook is the dominant social networking platform in the number of users, but a striking number of users are now diversifying onto other platforms, which is why for the success of tagavent we need to be mobile.

Our mobile app has already been designed and looks amazing. Now we need your help in building the app, so everyone can enjoy tagavent. 

We also need funding to kick start our visibility by launching a really effective marketing campaign. The more people that become involved with tagavent the more fun it will be for everyone.

In order to fund the development of the Apple and Android App, and the marketing campaign, $100,000 is required. Development of both apps will take around 3 months.

What You Get Being a Contributor

Tagavent is all about socialising, getting together and meeting new people and thats exactly what we want to promote with this campaign. We think being part of tagavent at the beginning will be a really exciting journey for both us and our members. We plan to offer free premium membership to all our contributors. Premium membership will entitle you to be entered in to a free draw so they can attend concerts, festivals or even  sporting events and enjoy what tagavent is designed to do – have fun and enjoy your social life. We will of course be offering perks such as stickers, fridge magnets, key rings and much more all marked with the tagavent logo.

Risks & Challenges

We did extensive market research on Tagavent’s potential competition, Facebook, Meetup and Eventbrite etc. What we discovered is that while these websites covered some of what Tagavent do, none of them covered everything. We also believe that Tagavent UX is superior, and that Tagavent can generate a lot more excitement.

Critical to the success of the business is a successful launch, with enthusiastic founder members, with the site rapidly gaining traction. Any kind of social site which does not have many members is not interesting. Tagavent has to grow fast and become well known quickly.  

How You Can Help Us

We need to quickly get traction and get a rapid start. Without excitement and enthusiasm of members, this business is nothing. This is why we need our contributors to be excited about our project and spread the word to all friends and family. When signing up to tagavent we suggest you sign up using Facebook Connect. This will allow you to instantly invite all your friends from Facebook to come and join the excitement.

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Contact Information:

Marcus Crellin

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