Wednesday, January 16, 2013
99events: Find Something to Do in Your Neighborhood
Entrepreneur Chris Russell loves to network. What he's not too fond of, is visiting several different sites to find events to attend. Thinking there has to be a better way to network, he created local event search engine 99events. Initially a personal project, he quickly realized that it needed to be shared with the world.
Currently available in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington DC, 99events pulls information from various event directories and displays it in one place. So when you type in a topic and/or a zip code, the site will gather all local events from Facebook, Eventbrite, Eventful, Meetup.com, and Ticketleap. Results can then be sorted by date or relevance.
99events is still in the early stages and is presently supported by ads. Russell plans to add more features eventually, but you can already use the site to look for something to do this weekend.