Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that showcases some of the most innovative San Francisco startups! These are often selected from a list of companies that we LOVE or have worked with in the past. This week, we are putting the spotlight on Gametime.
What is Gametime?
Founded in late 2013 by Brad Griffith, Gametime is a platform for users to buy tickets for sports, concerts, and theater events across the US and Canada. And, they curate an epic list of the most amazing possibilities your city has to offer all while making tickets as easy as possible to purchase with your smart phone. Tickets arrive in a flash and there’s no need to print!
How Does It Work?
Through an algorithm, the app is able to find the best seat for the selected venue that caters to you. Once you’ve found the perfect seats, check out in two taps—even after the event starts! Gametime delivers the tickets directly to your phone. Going with friends? Text your tickets to your crew and everyone gets in instantly. If plans change, no problem – sell your tickets (even paper ones) with the push of a button.
Why we love it
We love Gametime as purchasing an event ticket has never been easier. It is easy to select your seat and find one that matches your budget. As time draws closer to an event’s start, Gametime strategically reduces ticket prices for last-minute customers, setting up a great last minute hangout and experience.
If you’re interested in learning more about events we’ve done for other San Francisco startups or other Fortune 500 companies, click here.
ABCey is excited to announce that we’ll be co-producing Creating Equilibrium, an exclusive, invite only three-day innovation forum! The goal? Foster radical new approaches to solving critical environmental issues! The event will include a forum with tons of inspirational leaders, concerts, and an immersive festival to bring awareness and help unearth real-world solutions!
Creating Equilibrium’s innovation forum is the ultimate way to stay informed and get involved in making a positive difference in the environment! 🌎♻️
Creating Equilibrium: The Visions Conference
Be a part of this revolutionary Visions Conference! This solution-focused conference will allow you to ask questions and learn from industry experts. You will also have the opportunity share your own ideas about how to increase sustainability and solve serious environmental problems! On Sunday, there will be a surprise “Hot Tub Time Machine” pool party w/ a very special celebrity guest among other fun surprises and water trivia.
Creating Equilibrium is an incubator for new and progressive ideas regarding the environment! If you’re a part of a start up company with a concern for the environment, this is the perfect event for you! Apply now and be a part of this extraordinary experience!
The Village Green Festival
Enjoy fun entertainment and food as well as the beautiful scenery of Lake Tahoe during the Village Green Festival! Thisinnovative event is one that you don’t want to miss!
The All Day Concert
Creating Equilibrium’s concert will be featuring top performers like Dispatch, Allen Stone and so many others including their “secret stash.” You can have fun and feel good about doing it too! 🎤🎶🎵
Lake Tahoe is an incredible destination that is the perfect location to host this event! The natural beauty of the landscape with the crystal clear lake and the backdrop of enormous snowcapped mountains will make just about anyone want to save the environment! 🌞🌲🏔🏖
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to play your role in solving crucial environmental issues! Apply to get your Tickets now!
ABCey is super excited to help out with the Annual Spark SF Public Schools Gala alongside producer, Bespoke by Katy Higgins! Grab your tickets soon!
Friday May 12 | The Fairmont San Francisco | 6 – 11pm | 60’s Cocktail Attire | Tickets
The Spark Gala is SFUSD’s and Spark* SF Public School’s celebration that brings together the SF community. This includes the civic and business leaders and local philanthropists, to the educators and parents. All unite to celebrate and recognize the Mayor’s Teacher and Principal of the Year!
Inspired by the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, they honor SFUSD’s policies of inclusion and diversity. Together, we can create an education revolution.
We are thrilled to participate in this inspiring event! Make sure to snag your tickets ASAP, and we’ll see you there!
Happy Friyay! ABCey Events has the Weekend Lineup with a list of the top Bay Area Weekend events! Whether you’re looking for a place to watch The Oscars or want dance the night away with MSTRKRFT, there are plenty of fun things happening this Friday – Sunday!
February 26 | 2:30 – 9:30pm | RSVP | SPARK Social SF | San Francisco
Is LaLa Land going to sweep the Oscars this year? Watch the Oscars in style this year by enjoying all you can drink champagne for $20 as well as an Oscars betting pool, bingo, and free popcorn. Get off your couch and head over to SPARK Social!
February 25 | 9pm | Mezzanine | San Francisco
This is the much anticipated return of MSTRKRFT! They are finally back with new music! Listen to their new tracks all night long and enjoy your Saturday night!
February 24 | 5 – 9pm | Harmonic Brewing | San Francisco
Who doesn’t love mac and cheese and beers? Kickoff your weekend with this amazing happy hour! Customize your mac and cheese and enjoy some of the best brews!
February 25 | 10am – 4pm | Register | Castro Theater | San Francisco
Spend your Saturday with some of the tech giants! TechUp looks for awesome tech talent and connects them with the biggest names! This career fair includes awesome workshops, mentor sessions and networking opportunities!
February 24 | 6pm | Carousel Stage – Pier 39 | San Francisco
Enjoy date night with an outdoor movie! Pier 39 is playing The Wedding Planner this Friday. Grab your popcorn, blanket and a cute date and have a romantic night out!
February 25 | 6 – 9pm | Tickets | Le Mèridien Hotel | San Francisco
Become a detective for the night and spice up your dinner plans this weekend and add in a murder mystery! Guess “who did it” and enjoy this with a group of friends!
February 26 | 12 – 3:30pm | 906 Broadway | San Francisco
Enjoy this TEDx Talk with a group of awesome speakers and performers! Don’t miss the yacht post party and have the to chance to network!
Happy Thursday! ABCey Events has the Weekend Lineup with a list of the top Bay Area Weekend events! Whether you are looking to find a new favorite beer or want to break it down on the dance floor, this list has what you’re looking for!
February 10 | 6 – 10:30pm | Tickets | Pier 48 | San Francisco
Love craft beers? 125 Breweries from NorCal are heading to Pier 48 this weekend! Enjoy your beers with some of the best Bay Area food there as well!
February 11 & 12 | 10 – 4:30 & 9 – 5 | Chinatown | San Francisco
Chinatown is the place to be this weekend! Make Chinese lanterns and kite and see folk dancing and puppet shows. Additionally, the Chinese New Year Parade will be happening on Saturday and is known has one of the top ten parades in the world! Extra bonus this year as Cirque du Soleil will be performing!
February 2-16 | List of Events | San Francisco
Indiefest not only shows awesome movies but features a ton of fun events as well. This weekend does not disappoint as the 14th annual Big Lebowski Party is happening this Friday at the Brava Theater! Dress up for the costume contest, drink a White Russian and show off your Lebowski knowledge during trivia. The fun doesn’t stop on Sunday as there is Princess Bride Bingo. Watch the film and play along on your board for a chance to win awesome prizes.. and don’t forget the open bar!
February 11 & 12 | Pier 39 | San Francisco
39,000 tulips will be blooming at Pier 39! Learn some gardening tips and Instagram a beautiful photo of the tulips this weekend!
February 10 | 6 – 9AM | Tickets | City Nights | San Francisco
Wake up early tomorrow and party before work! Daybreaker SF is hosting a dance party to benefit ACLU this Friday. Millennials will love the 90s theme while also enjoying yoga, fresh juice, and of course dancing!
It’s Thursday, and you know what that means…ABCey Events has the Weekend Lineup with a list of the top Bay Area Weekend events! Don’t miss out on these fun events going on Friday til’ Sunday!
January 27 – 29 | Multiple Shows | AT&T Park |Tickets
It is Cirque du Soleil’s last weekend in SF! Grab your tickets and enjoy this magical and entertaining show one last time before they leave town!
January 28 |6:30 – 7:30pm | Equinox Market Street, San Francisco, CA | RSVP
Get in a great free weekend workout with Fitbit‘s local free workout! Led by local fitness trainers this yoga flow class will also include healthy snacks, giveaways and music!
January 27th | 10am| 340 O’Farrell St San Francisco, CA
The Halal Guys are finally making their way to San Francisco! This New York City staple is hosting a grand opening for their SF location that includes giveaways: t-shirts, tote bags, push pins, fries, baklava and drinks! Head over and experience the amazingness that is their gyro platter!
January 28th | 10pm | The Great Northern | Tickets
Interested in supporting a Burning Man staple? Icebreakers Ball will be fundraising for Janky Barge! Get ready to dance all night long and make sure you wear your brightest whites!
January 27 | 6 – 11pm | Pier 39, San Francisco
Held the last Friday of every month, outdoor movie night at Pier 39 is featuring Escape from Alcatraz this Friday! Grab some friends, a blanket and popcorn and have a great night!
January 28 | 9pm | The Grand Nightclub | Tickets
A little party never killed nobody! Party like Gatsby for a night at the Grand Nightclub. Wear your best 20s outfit and get ready for dancing, photo booths and DJs!
January 26 | Temple Nightclub | Tickets
Attention all 90s kids! Get ready for a #throwbackthursday! Temple’s DOPE 90s house party is back! Enjoy the best music of the 90s and get an early start to your weekend!
Friday is here and the weekend is near! ABCey Events has our Weekend Lineup with the top 5 Bay Area and SF events that you don’t want to miss!
Top 5 Bay Area/SF Events
January 20th – January 31 | Participating Restaurants | San Francisco
Who doesn’t love yummy food and good prices? SF Restaurant Week kicks off tomorrow! Restaurant week celebrates the five star San Francisco dining community. 130 restaurants offer special multi-course pre fixed lunch and dinner menus where you can have a world class dining experience on a budget. Return to one of your favorite places or explore somewhere new!
January 21 | 9pm – 3am | Tickets | Cover $10 – 30 Donation | 119 Utah St., San Francisco
Following the Women’s March happening earlier in the day in SF and Oakland go party alongside some amazing women while also helping out great causes! All donations go to Planned Parenthood and the SF Women’s Community Clinic. Come out and support ladies all around the USA while dancing in the company of Rachel Torro, Laura Lisbona, Sharon Buck, Brass Tax’s Haute Mess.
January 21 | Doors open at 8pm | Tickets | The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco
The Edwardian Ball is an fantastic celebration of art, music, theater, fashion, technology, circus and the creations of author and illustrator Edward Gorey. This is a multimedia extravaganza that grew from an underground club party to a world wide know event! Definitely worth checking out!
January 20 | 5pm | Public Works SF, San Francisco
Looking for a cool yoga experience? Deep House yoga combines house music and power flow yoga in a club environment to make an exercise experience you won’t forget! Get away from the typical yoga studio this weekend and decompress under blacklights while listening to a DJ.
January 20 – 22 | Tours start every hour from 12 – 3 | Sea Lion Statue west of the Pier 39 Entrance Plaza, San Francisco
Looking for some exercise with the chance of spotting some cute sea lions? Pier 39 is celebrating its 39th year by hosting fun events throughout the coming year! This weekend the pier is celebrating the 27th anniversary of the sea lions’ arrival to Pier 39 with free Sea Lion Encounter walking tours!
It’s Thursday, and you know what that means…ABCey Events has the Weekend Lineup with a list of the top 5 Bay Area Weekend events! We have everything from a 10 Hour Dance Event and Rum Festival to a Rooftop Party and of course the start of Burning Man. Don’t miss out on these fun events going on Friday til’ Sunday!
Top 5 Bay Area Weekend Events
Fri 8/26/16 and Sat 8/27/16| 5pm – 3am | 21+, no ins & outs| $20 tickets here, cash only at event | SF Mint
Celebrate the end of the work week this Friday! Get the party started with 10 hours of fun, food, drinks, and dance! First, walk into a projection-mapped courtyard and enjoy happy hour drinks from 5pm-10pm! Then, head down to the SF Mint building basement and dance til the wee hours of the morning! With world class DJs, amazing food from The Midway’s own Madame Zola’s Fortune Cafe, and top of the line art performances, you’ll be entertained all night long! Get to this “once in a lifetime” event!
Fri 8/26/16 to Sat 8/27/16| Fri 2pm – Sat 6pm | 21+ | $5-$130, Buy tickets here | SOMA Cultural Center
Like rum? Then get to this Bay Area Weekend Event? This festival will give you a chance to taste new rums, discover new brands, attend rum seminars and enjoy great music! You’ll also learn history behind rum and how to differentiate the different grades of rum. But hurry, tickets are only on sale for a limited time!
Sat 8/27/16| 4pm-7pm | $25, Buy tickets here | 620 Jones, SF
Meet and mingle with some of the best and brightest professionals and alumni! Don’t skip this popular event to network and connect with other business individuals! There will be plenty of cocktails, and if you’re hungry, there’s a great restaurant downstairs! Also, make sure you stick with the dress code and wear white to celebrate the summer with a fabulous view!
Sat 8/27/16 and Sun 8/28/16| 11am – 5pm | FREE | Ghirardelli Square
Love Etsy as much as we do? Then get to Ghirardelli Square this Sunday to check out over 60 local Etsy artisans. While you shop, grab some of the world famous chocolate and ice cream. If that wasn’t enough, you can hop over to the Lagunitas Beer Garden! There you can sip on some great beer, enjoy great views of the Bay Area, fulfill your sweet tooth, and shop til’ you drop! What more could you ask for?
Sun 8/28/16 til Mon 9/5/16| 10am – 12pm | $390+ tickets here | Black Rock Desert, NV
Join over 70k people in one of the most hyped and talked about radical events of the year! Explore with others a magical and unique experience full of music, art, and wonder. Explore the theme camp’s various bars, dj’s, workshops, and open mics, or try some flaming Skee-ball, check out the Hall of Mirrors, or the DIY movie theater! Stop by Center Camp for performances and galleries, the French Quarters Camp for elegant cocktails, sweets, and custom soaps, the Thunderdome for sword fighting, or the Firehouse Camp to paint. And, be sure to hop on an art car!
The Olympic Games are in full swing and it’s time to get into the competitive spirit! What better way to celebrate the games than by hosting an Olympic Games party? From food to activities, ABCey is here to help!
Entertainment and Games
Virtual Reality Games
Be a part of the games with fun entertainment and games to entertain your guests! Bring a high tech twist to your Olympic games party by bringing virtual reality. From basketball to tennis to volleyball, choose whatever sports your guests like most, and they can play on virtual reality screens and with goggles! Also, you can also get virtual and integrated sports floor technology, and let your guests enjoy playing on their favorite field!
Backyard Upgraded Games
In addition, upgrade your outdoor games with fully interactive games! Not only are games, like this Super Bowl hamster wheel, fun, but they are also unique twists. You can adapt this game for soccer, track and field, and tons of other sports for more Olympic fun! Also, guests will love that you compete with others to get the highest score. So bring the competitive spirit to your Olympic Games viewing party with games like this one!
DIY Olympic Gold Medals
Another key element of a party is rewarding your guests for coming! Save money and stay with the Olympic games party theme thanks to these DIY Olympic medals. With some glue, glitter, bottle caps, and ribbon, you can easily make these great medals. Your guests will feel special that you spent the time to DIY making these fun party favors!
Olympic Games party food and beverages:
Olympic Games cake pop torches
Although you can’t be in Rio, you can still feel the electric vibe and feel like you’re right in the middle of the action! The celebrations start with the lighting and passing of the torch, so don’t forget a decoration to symbolize it. These decorative torches are not only festive, but they are also sweet! So let your guests make their own cake pop snacks and indulge their sweet tooth!
Olympic rings drinks
An Olympic party wouldn’t be complete without the rings! You can creatively show your Olympic theme with these fun cocktail glasses drink! Or, you can also add some sugar or salt to your glasses to liven up your cocktails and any drinks you’re planning to make! Also, you can use this trick for any drinking cup. Here is how to make them!
Colored ring ice cubes
In addition to your sugared cups, you can keep your refreshments cool thanks to these ice cubes! Not only do they perfectly fit with the Olympic Games party theme, but all you need is food coloring. Toss these rings into any clear flavored drink so guests can drink in style! Find out how to make them here!
Invite guests to your party in style with these awesome tickets! Although they may be disappointed that they aren’t going flying to Rio, they’ll be excited to join in on the action at your party. These printable tickets will immediately load to your computer and let you customize it. This lets you add your own date, venue, and time. So feel special attending your top notch event.
Olympic rings backdrop
Create the perfect backdrop for your food/beverage tables and throughout your party venue! In addition, you’ll save money with these DIY Olympic rings. Also, you won’t believe how simple these are to make. Simply pin or glue colored crepe paper over polystyrene rings, and there you have it. An easy decoration that will impress your guests!
Startup Monday is ABCey’s weekly post that features some of the best and brightest companies in the Bay Area. They are often companies that we have our eye on or have worked with in the past & would like to share with friends and followers of ABCey Events!
We recently came across Splash, a comprehensive event management platform that helps to maximize the impact before, during, and after an event.
Splash makes it possible for you to control every aspect of your event making it easier and less stressful to organize. When using Splash, you can organize the perfect invite list – every time, maximize the impact of every touchpoint, and measure the impact to your brand and community.
Before your event, you can create a beautiful website to represent your event and that can be seen from any laptop, tablet, or smartphone. The website includes cool features that allows you to promote your event with an integrated custom design email sender list, sell tickets, and collect info you need on the perfect RSVP form!
While enjoying your event, Splash allows your attendees to share the action as it happens! The Splash On-Site Mobile App allows you to check in guests and scan their tickets. The App also has a live stream where the guests can be updated on what’s going on during the event and share the amazing moments they have just experienced.
After the event you can analyze the web traffic on your website, email performance, and more social activity. You can also create a targeted contact list with the profile information from your attendees.
Splash offers three great different packages to get you started:
- The Event Marketing Package this package gets you: dedicated account management, completely flexible and customizable web design, and the full power of our CRM and email marketing tools.
- The Influencer Marketing Package includes everything within the first package but with this package your community members are empowered to create their own events.
- The Sampling Package extend beyond awareness with Splash software see measurable upticks of local sales, community membership in key demos and produce the type of social content that has a real viral co-efficient.