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YourEvent.co plans to expand to Bangalore, Chennai

| Updated on: Nov 12, 2014

Brings service providers online to help people plan and organise events

With online service providers gaining strength, two students of International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-H) have floated a start-up called YourEvent.co that lets people plan their events better and hire services online.

Started 18 months ago, the start-up has roped in about 500 service providers required to host an event. The duo developed a platform that lets vendors present their services to customers.

“Now that we have created a platform for events in Hyderabad, we would like to fan out to Bangalore and Chennai in the second phase. We are targeting to add 5,000 vendors to the platform,” Harsha Bavirisetty, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of YourEvent.co, told BusinessLine .

“There are over 15,000 vendors that cater to events in Hyderabad alone. It is very difficult to find relevant vendors that suit your need and budget. Using our platform, you can find them with ease,” he said.

“People are increasingly buying things and services online. Our objective is to help them save the hassle of running around in looking for different vendors that make an event a success. We are not tagging every vendor to the list. We are vetting their services before taking them on board,” he said.

Alumni of Stanford and MIT, respectively Harsha and Prasant Gopal (Chief Technology Officer) are planning to raise ₹2 crore in the next 2-3 months to fund their expansion to other cities.

“Our website has generated leads worth about ₹45 lakh and connected more than 40 vendors to their customers in last four months. We provide our vendors with an online dashboard to keep their profile updated on our website,” Gopal said.

Bavirisetty said the company is working on a subscription model to sustain and grow.

Published on November 12, 2014

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