Collision, a tech conference for startups and investors produced by global events company Web Summit, gathered nearly 11,000 tech industry attendees at New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center last month. Luckily for me, I was one of several media members on-site in The Big Easy. Not only was Collision a chance for me to nerd out over all things tech, it also provided an opportunity for me to learn about new tools that could benefit planners. Here are three of my favorite startups to partner with now.
Unlike OpenTable, this venue-searching site focuses solely on private dining. Input your date, start time, number of people and price per person you’re looking for, and a list of venues—each with images of the space, capacities and event menus—will pop up based on availability. While the website currently only includes New York locations, it’s expected to branch to new cities as the company develops.