If you have ever tried to book a venue for a larger event such as a birthday party or a corporate event, you probably spent days calling venues, emailing, and pursuing dead ends. Venulist is making it possible to book event spaces in a matter of minutes with 3D tours and instant AirBnB-like booking! Venulist is a truly transformative innovation in the $200B venue industry.
Booking an event space typically starts with searching various websites such as Yelp or Google for local venues, but none of them really answer key questions such as whether the venue is available on your date, is the venue within your budget, and what is the venue really like? Consequently, the only way to book a venue is by speaking to the venue owner and touring the space in person. This often means making scores of phone calls and sending numerous emails just to get basic information and schedule a tour.
On the other side of the equation is the venue manager, who goes through his own little hell on a daily basis. The manager’s day begins with listening to countless voicemails and reading a zillion emails. Most of the inquiries are dead-end leads since people are asking about days that are already booked and others don’t have the right budget. In addition, many of the appointments are no-shows. All this effort spent, and there is no guarantee that the customer will actually book the space.
Venulist solves the issues for both the property managers and event organizers. With the recently launched direct booking feature, managers can get qualified business from informed consumers who have been able to virtually walk-through the space prior to booking. A better result for both with much less hassle. Current locations are in and around Houston, TX and Salt Lake City, with several more cities in the pipeline.
Venulist is led by Bryan Miller and Aaron Anderson. Bryan is a three-time NCAA champion and ten-time All-American from Texas A&M University. After college, Bryan worked at a hotel in Houston, where he saw first-hand the inefficiencies in the venue market. Aaron Anderson is a self-taught engineering whiz and one of the best mobile developers in the Houston area.
If your looking for a venue or have one you manage, check out venulist.com.
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Venulist is part of the Beta Boom Salt Lake City 2018 Cohort.