Back in 2013, Atul Todi, a young professional in US faced some issues while searching over the internet for a business event of his preference. This was the first time Atul, now CEO of 10Times.com, decided to create a specific medium for business event seekers. While the idea of dedicated medium for Business events didn’t look convincing initially, Todi went ahead with the experiment to find 10times, today a company with 2.5 million registered users.
The event discovery platform aims to provide end-to-end information about tradeshows, events, workshops and conferences. “Our goal is to make it easier for users to find information about events near them, attend and connect with people there,” says Todi, co-founder. ” We have so far connected over 300 million professionals who attend events every year to find opportunities,” he added.
“An opportunity needs right time, right information, right place & right people. While an event helps create opportunities, using data, 10Times helps find and connect them. This is what differentiate us from other event sites,” Tuli says while discussing about 10times, which is now run by a team of over 40 professionals.
Unlike LinkedIn and Facebook, the app not only lists the events, but also filters information as per user’s location and preference, and event notifies suggestions. The app lets users choose their industry to curate relevant events based on their interest. The users can register, send a request to attend the event and also see who else is attending the event in the ‘Visitors List’ and connect with them.