MEET THE STARTUP: BILLETFIX
If event organising and ticketing are your passions, you might want to meet our cool start up BilletFix, that founded a heavenly solution for all (student) event organisers nightmare – ticketing. Mads from BilletFix told us why they do what they do and how the road has been.
As Mads explains,
“A lot of students put a huge amount of work into creating events for their fellow students – and they even do it voluntarily! BilletFix’ mission is to assist these organisers by providing a stupidly easy and inexpensive online ticketing service so they spend less energy on administration and more time on creating awesome events. “
The best part of the system is the simplicity – it takes only a minute to start selling tickets and it does not matter which platform your event takes place. As you cannot sell tickets on FaceBook or through e-mail, you can just provide the BilletFix link to your event and it is done. The best part? If you’re an organiser, it is totally free of charge for you. The attendee can use their credit card of MobilePay to purchase a ticket.
Hitting milestones is essential for start-ups and businesses, and BilletFix is no different.
“We have sold over 10.000 tickets through BilletFix and have handled over one million in organisers ticket revenues. It’s kind of exciting and scary at the same time being responsible for that amount of money for other people. Besides we last week received a micro-grant from Fonden for Entreprenørskab on 45,000 DKK.”
So, back to basics.
We want to hear what thrives you to do what you’re doing?
“There’s not such one answer to that. It’s a great mix of building a company yourself with a fantastic team, all the inspiring people I meet, the skill set I achieve, the responsibility, and so on. It thrives me when I receive emails from customers saying that they loved the product and the service and they have already recommended BilletFix to other organisers. “
How do you keep yourself motivated and face challenges?
” First of all the amazing people on the team motivates me. What we already have and going to build is something only we can execute, and I’m feeling lucky with our small and talented team. Besides, I know we’re making a lot of people’s life much easier through the product. Long nights, hair ripped out of the head out of frustration, and an overdose of caffeine is totally worth it.”
If you had to start all over again, would you do it?
If we had to start all over again, I would find our third partner sooner. We have a tech-heavy product, and the third partner could have accelerated the processes a lot.
What about changing the world? Do you think you’re crazy enough?
Yes! Within our little niche, the world will be a better place after we have set our footprints.
Mads also shared some entrepreneurial advice to all the newcomers:
“Have an idea? DON’T just build the product right away. Ask a lot of people you don’t know. Even try to sell it before having the product! It doesn’t cost you anything but sometimes you would have spent on Netflix. What if that goes well? Can you pull the trigger starting a company? Yes, you can, and yes it’s scary running a company. But it’s exciting, and you can handle it! And yes, you don’t earn that much money. But the experiences will totally be worth it! And no, I’m not just saying it because I’ve spent 1,5 years running a startup. I could have quit a lot of times and get a regular student job.
And most of all, be patient. Success won’t come overnight.”
Inspiring! We are happy to read about the overcome struggles and shared happiness of our start-ups, as it is keeping us motivated! As every entrepreneur has felt, the journey has its ups and downs, but the little achievements mean so much. That is the beauty of entrepreneurship.
Read more about Billetfix and their cool concept on their website!