Josh Dziabiak is a 23 year old serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of ShowClix, which is a ticket selling platform.
The difference being tickets are entirely distributed via text message and email, saving on paper and making use of popular technologies that are playing a larger part of our lives these days. The benefits are that you are more than likely to be always carrying your phone with you and you won’t have to worry about forgetting that paper ticket.
This was not Josh’s first venture, in fact by the age of 18 he had already sold his first company, MediaCatch for $1million. This was a website hosting and design firm founded by Josh in 2002 when he was 15 years old.
He then started a online record label which didn’t have the same success as he had previously with MediaCatch but it did lead to the idea of his latest venture ShowClix. He realised just how expensive it really is for small venues to effectively manage ticket sales. This is where the idea for a paperless ticketing service came from.
In 2007 at the age of 20 he started ShowClix. Before this he worked for a short time at small company where he gained invaluable experience which would help him in his next venture. The company has now delivered over a million tickets and has over 1,000 customers.
ShowClix is a B2B (business-2-business) firm and makes its money by charging customers between 7% & 15% of each ticket sold which is less than charged by rivals such as Ticketmaster. The tickets can be bought online at their website but the customers being the events hosts are the ones paying for the service of distributing the tickets essentially.
In 2009 ShowClixs, revenue was $4.5million and is expected to double that in 2010.
Joshua Dziabiak looks like he is onto another winner and industry rivals should certainly be watching out for this young newcomer.