Welcome to another great episode of Startup Junkies!
On this episode of Startup Junkies, hosts Caleb Talley, Jeff Amerine, and Davis McEntire sit down with Andrea Harding, the founder of Zipgig, an all-in-one booking platform and online marketplace for independent performance venues to book gigs with musicians and bands instantly. Andrea is a passionate entrepreneur driven to improve the lives of others through technology and software automation. Throughout the episode, Jeff, Matthew, Davis, and Andrea discuss Zipgig’s business model, the challenges Andrea experienced launching Zipgig, and the automation services Zipgig provides.
(1:10) Introduction to Andrea Harding and Zipgig
(3:26) Andrea’s Career Before Zipgig
(5:24) Business Model of Zipgig
(6:42) Why Northwest Arkansas?
(11:27) Zipgig’s Target Audience
(15:08) Challenges Launching Zipgig
(18:10) Potentially Funding Zipgig
(21:22) The Automation Process Zipgig Provides
(28:03) Advice to Younger Self
(29:56) Closing Thoughts
“This is a really green space. There’s lots of ways that venues and bands need help and so there’s an opportunity for various subscription services, which I’m kind of testing a little bit, but definitely opportunities to monetize.” - Andrea Harding, (6:21)
“They don’t have any of that information. They’ve never even booked events. And so that’s the ideal customer because they really could benefit from a platform like Zipgig.” - Andrea Harding, (12:12)
“We really just wanna grow and we want to bring live music to places and make it easy where you might have a hard time booking.” - Andrea Harding, (25:35)