Virtual Conventions and Trade Shows
Internet Software & Services
Tradeshow creates virtual conventions and trade shows.
It partners with big brands (like Marvel Comics), vendors, artists, writers, and celebrities to create online shows.
It leverages the proven business models of the most successful conventions and trade shows:
It makes money on each item signing, each celebrity meet and greet, virtual photo ops, premium ticket badges (VIP Access), exclusive item sales, sponsorships, vendor and artist booth sales, and items sold at the show by exhibitors.
Its patented virtual tradeshows have larger profit margins than in-person shows since it doesn’t need to pay for things like renting out exhibitor halls, or in-person security.
Essentially, Tradeshow allows fans to attend and exhibit at conventions and expos from wherever they’re located. Until now, conventions like Comic-Con have been reserved for select fans who can afford to travel and attend in person. With Tradeshow, fans everywhere can take part.
The company has signed contracts with brands and celebrities to put on more than 64 shows in 2017. In the last 45 days, it’s generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in contract revenue.
As Stan Lee, founder of Marvel Comics, said: “Tradeshow will make entertainment history and I believe it’s the future of the convention scene.”
As Keith Salvata, a professional investor at Ziff Brothers said, “Tradeshow is literally putting the excitement and diversity of conventions to into the hands of the everyday collector. Although physically attending conferences and fairs has its benefits, very often it’s just not practical. That’s no longer an issue – Tradeshow is changing the game and the way collectors will interact.”
Aaron Anderson – Co-Founder & Art Director
Aaron is an award-winning graphic designer with successful start-up experience.
His prior start-up, Advise.Me, was acquired.
He earned his BA in Communication Arts & Graphic Design from University of Saint Francis.
Solomon Engel – Co-Founder & CEO
In addition to being a Sports and Comic Collector, Solomon has successfully founded multiple start-ups.
He’s the former Founder/CEO of Advise.me, which was acquired; the former Founder/CEO of ResumeSponge, a career platform; and Co-Founder of e-commerce company, VitaminsAreUs.
Prior to his start-up experience, he was an Investment Banker at Growth Venture Partners, where he focused on M&A and Private Placements.
He earned an engineering degree from DeVry.