Posted by Willy Franzen on May 21, 2014. Jobs updated daily.
The Yankees are in Chicago for a full week! I went to the game last night at Wrigley (and I’m going again today), but the Yankees lost, and we got soaked by a thunderstorm as we left the stadium. I was also annoyed because I tried to buy tickets off of StubHub a few hours before the game but couldn’t. They used to stop selling two hours before the game but have since changed that to six hours. I was still able to get tickets at well below face value, but I had to do it at the stadium at the last minute. The policy change was forced by Major League Baseball and its teams to try to prop up ticket resale values for season ticket holders, and it’s completely unfriendly to fans. That’s what happens when the “disrupter” gets co-opted by the big boys. Now it’s time to look for a new disrupter, and it might just be TiqIQ. They are based in New York, NY, and they aim “to make buying event tickets more transparent, efficient, and simpler.”
TiqIQ isn’t just a place to buy tickets. They provide “ticket buyers with real-time information on the latest price trends, and access to the best deals from all sellers–for any event.” Honestly, TiqIQ doesn’t come close to StubHub in terms of inventory (which is the most important thing), but I’m hoping that TiqIQ is able to keep gaining traction. What would be really cool is if they focused on that last minute market that StubHub is abandoning. I don’t know if they’ll take that direction, but you can find out by checking out their jobs on Startuply. Right now they’re looking for a Customer Service Representative and a few interns.
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