Put Your Finger on the Pulse of MSU Events With Ventatti

Ventatti wants to be a one-stop-shop for events happening in the MSU community. Instead of searching the web for the organization throwing the event you are looking for, or searching for hours for an event on campus that interests you, you can simply use Ventatti. Ventatti allows you to find an event, get the information,…

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Ventatti wants to be a one-stop-shop for events happening in the MSU community.

Instead of searching the web for the organization throwing the event you are looking for, or searching for hours for an event on campus that interests you, you can simply use Ventatti. Ventatti allows you to find an event, get the information, and even buy tickets to that event; all in one spot.

Founded:

Sean Ainsley

The Problem Being Solved:

There are currently hundreds of event calendars covering the innumerable amount of events happening around MSU on any given day. This makes it difficult to find an event unless you know exactly what you are looking for. Ventatti is the online, ticketing and promoting solution for event organizers from the MSU community. They provide a professional platform and advanced tools to help event coordinators promote, network and sell tickets to their events.

Where the Idea Came From:

Sean had the idea for the website when he was searching through the MSU events calendar and noticed just how disconnected the students and the community seemed.There were many areas where current online options failed including; interface, ease of searching, and online ticketing options. “I wanted to provide a service to keep community events better organized.”

With an associates degree in Computer Programming (and pursuing an additional degree in computer science), the idea of creating a website that would provide this was exciting to Sean. “It allowed me to further develop my skills as a programmer all the while providing a beneficial service to the community.”

Exciting Opportunities:

“It is exciting to be providing a service to the community I am a part of,” says Sean.  He’s excited to see the potential for this business and believes it is something that is needed.

I believe the potential for our business is great and something that is needed. The only worries I have is making sure we can provide the best services possible for every organization who decides to utilize our services.

Target Customer:

The MSU community.

Biggest Challenge:

The company’s biggest challenge has been trying to network with different organizations around campus and get them on board. But, they have made great progress in this area and have been steadily growing their users and reputation. “We understand that a business doesn’t blossom overnight and we embrace the challenges we are going to face.”

Surprises:

“We have learned that our services seem to be more needed than originally imagined.”

Funding:

Bootstrapped

The Future:

Sean would like to see Ventatti be the main website for everything happening around the community. In the next few years, they hope to expand to the greater Lansing area.

Advice:

“Don’t give up. Starting a business takes a lot of dedication and hard work. If you’re not interested in putting in the work then eventually your business will fail.”

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