Start-Up S4 Finalist: Delegate
Event Planning Made Easy
Delegate is a one-stop online resource that allows anyone to discover and hire high-quality event vendors, such as venues, caterers, entertainment, décor and much more. Whether planning a birthday celebration or office party, Delegate is the easiest way for people to discover, hire and review event vendors from their desktop or mobile devices.
We've addressed a gap in the market for a free, efficient and user-friendly events planning platform online. We're also the first in Asia to provide an all-encompassing online solution for both corporate and personal users across multiple business verticals, functions and event types. Our community of vendors has been pre-screened so our users are able to enjoy peace of mind when they book services on Delegate.
Founded by two professional event planners with a combined portfolio of 10 years in the events industry, Delegate's mission is to automate the event planning process and promote transparency with current industry practices. Our goal is to hit 1,000 events planned on our platform by the end of 2016 (we're now at over 600!).
MEET THE TEAM
Jacqueline heads up User Acquisition and Community Building and is the main driver of Delegate's strategy and growth. Under Jacqueline's leadership, Delegate has managed to capture a significant userbase and market share since the launch of the platform in August 2015. Jacqueline met Co-Founder Melissa while running Business Development and Marketing for a luxury group. She read Finance at Australian National University.
Melissa oversees Partnerships and Operations at Delegate. Melissa started the company together with her Co-Founder Jacqueline after realizing the market gap and inefficiencies of the events industry in Asia. Prior to founding Delegate, Melissa ran Partner Relations and Account Management at a global luxury lifestyle group. A graduate of Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Melissa brings to Delegate a high level of insight to the hospitality and events industry while providing strong organisational frameworks.
ABOUT THE PRODUCT
We empower anyone to plan events on their own by guiding users through an immersive event-planning journey online. We've built data-driven algorithms that are able to suggest vendors to hire based on event type and user preferences.
Each vendor page includes a gallery of high- resolution images, a portfolio of previous works, downloadables such as sample menus and floor plans, as well as video and audio plug-ins. Users are also able to enquire with and hire multiple vendors through Delegate's messaging system, alleviating the tedious work of juggling numerous communications at the same time. Delegate is also able to collect deposit payments on behalf of our vendors.
We currently monetize by charging subscription and commission fees.
Delegate: The Best Lifehack for Event Planning
Singapore-based Delegate is a free-to-use online marketplace that helps you discover and hire the best event vendors. Whether you're planning a corporate party, wedding or a private celebration, Delegate is the easiest and most reliable way to connect to hundreds of the best event vendors, for any budget or occasion. Watch it here
Plan Your Event in Minutes with Delegate
Delegate is a free online marketplace that allows you to browse, compare and hire event vendors conveniently – from your mobile device or desktop. Whether you are an event professional, a bride-to-be or a frequent party host, we are the easiest and most reliable way to connect to hundreds of the best vendors in Singapore. Watch it here