(Editor’s note: Sarah Headley is a summer intern at ExitEvent majoring in journalism and political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In this story, as part of the news partnership between WRAL TechWire and ExitEvent, she talks with Hypestarter co-founder Ryan Bregier on the power of event apps.)
DURHAM, N.C. – #FOMO – Fear of missing out. As a college student, I see this hashtag used on Twitter frequently and admittedly, have used it myself.
In 2014, there are a myriad of events happening around us, but we don’t always know about them before they happen. Have you ever found out about one of your favorite band’s concerts or a forum with a successful CEO the day after? Hypestarter wants to solve this problem.
Hypestarter is a free app that aggregates event details from online event postings ranging from live music, festivals and 5Ks to comedy events, sporting events, art shows, author events and speaker series. Co-founder Ryan Bregier’s goal is for it to become the events app of choice in college towns around the nation. His team of a dozen developers and interns are working tirelessly to unveil the finished app in Chapel Hill in September.
So how does it work?
The full story can be read online at ExitEvent.