Designed by organizers, for organizers
Weezevent is a French start-up created in April 2008.
It launched the first French self-service ticketing platform through online software (Software As A Service) aimed at event organizers. Its simple, fast and professional solution is freely accessible and allows organizers to create their customized event, to offer tickets, registrations or invitations online, to promote their event, to follow its organization, and finally to handle reception and admission control on the day of the event. Since its inception, Weezevent has among its clients thousands of event organizers of all sizes, operating in all fields of event-planning, mostly in Europe, but increasingly in Canada as well.
“While, innovation is at the heart of our mission, I make sure every day that my mother could use Weezevent.”Pierre-Henri Deballon Cofounder
In the shoes of an organizerSébastien and Pierre-Henri become event planners (Vélotour) but cannot find an online registration solution that meets their needs.
There is a gap in the marketOther planners face the same issue. We quit our jobs and Yann Pages joins the team.
Premiere nightWe test our beta system at the Concert Européen de La Sorbonne (Sorbonne’s European Concert) with an attendance of 1,000+ people.
The first French ticketing self-service platformWe launch the first French ticketing self-service platform and land some big accounts — Patrimonio festival (15,000 attendees) and Polytechnique’s student Ball.
Version 2Win the Innovation Grand Price awarded by the city of Paris and launch of version 2 of Weezevent’s ticketing system.
Investors put their trust in us.Interview on the show Télématin on French channel France 2 before managing the Motocross World Championship. Weezevent now integrates to Facebook for the sale of the tickets. And we raise a million euros to accelerate.
1+1=3.The startup Wooticket joins Weezevent, and its founding team Christophe and Moritz take the lead of out IT. Weezevent launches an access control solution based on a smartphone app and a professional barcode reader plugged to an iPod.
Ticket officeLaunch of the ticket office with a tablet and thermal printer allowing event planners to sell at 360°.
Extenso Technology Fast 500 EMEAWith extraordinary growth, Weezevent wins Deloitte’s In Extenso Technology Fast 500 EMEA. Simultaneously, we’re crossing the Atlantic and opening an office in the land of our Canadian cousins — Montreal.
Vente-privéeVente-privée invests with the co-founders while Weezevent and the gods of cashless payment (Arthur, Matthieu and Thomas, the founders of Nemopay) merge to create the first solution offering both ticketing and cashless payment.
50+ festivals adopt the cashless solution!The European Championship’s FanZone rolls out our cashless solution. Thousands of transactions are carried out using our devices and our interface.
An intense year.Weezevent reaches 100,000 event planners and opens offices in London and Madrid.
10 years!We celebrated our 10th Birthday, put 20,000,000 tickets through our system, worked with 35,000 organisers, and distributed 2,000,000 NFC cards & wristbands.
Hi, Hola, Hallo, Bonjour…Present in Canada, Spain, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, France… Weezevent is truly international!
To be continued…
We take care of the tech, you take care of the planning!
The Weezevent spirit is to think of a solution suited to your needs. Working with all kinds of event planners allows us to offer a complete and cross-functional solution. Over the years, we have learned to go beyond the limits of ticketing to find solutions to all your challenges. Weezevent’s solution was designed by event planners, for event planners.
Pierre-Henri Deballon Co-Founder & CEO
Pierre-Henri mainly drives Weezevent’s strategy, finance, business management and marketing. Pierre-Henri previously worked in business development and strategy consulting. It was around that time that he came up with the concept for Vélotour, “an unexpected bike ride” gathering 25,000 people each year. A former athlete, Pierre-Henri played professional handball for a year. Since 2008 he supports startups as coach and jury member in competitions or as a business angel along with Sébastien. Pierre-Henri graduated from ESCP-EAP in entrepreneurship and Paris Dauphine University in Economics and Sports Management, where he met Sébastien.
Sébastien Tonglet Co-Founder & General Manager
Sébastien breaks the rules and follows his intuition to develop Weezevent’s activity and product. Sébastien built his career in media and telecom, first in the advertising department at NRJ Group then working for Orange’s TV business unit. Attracted to projects in launch phase, Sébastien then joined ASSU 2000 Group as a business development project manager to drive the launch of its web activity and implementation on the Spanish market. Around the same time, Sébastien co-founded Vélotour — the first leasure biking event in France — and co-invested with Pierre-Henri in companies they liked. Sébastien graduated from Paris Panthéon-Assas University with a Masters in Marketing and Communication, and from University Paris Dauphine in Economics and Sports Management where he met Pierre-Henri. Furthermore, Sébastien is a former top level athlete in Judo.
The Weez team
"The challenges we face in the events industry are fascinating, and we use innovating technologies outlining a limitless number of groundbreaking applications. Then it all comes alive every day at our clients’ events. And that’s the most rewarding.”