Robin, a Toronto-based startup that provides a personal concierge for concerts and live events, has been selected to participate in the first-ever Techstars Music program in Los Angeles, California.
Techstars Music is an extension of Techstars, a mentorship-driven startup accelerator based in the US. The accelerator has previously invested in Canadian companies like Sprout and several Canadian startups have gone through its “pre-accelerator” program Startup Next in Montreal and Toronto.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of Techstars Music and to work closely with Sony, Warner Music, and other leading innovators in the music industry,” said Adam McIsaac, the CEO of Robin. “With their help, we’re looking to reimagine how the live event industry works, so we can provide a better experience for both artists and music fans.”
Robin will spend three months at the accelerator, gaining access to capital, mentorship, business development, and licensing opportunities. These resources will come from record labels including Warner Music Group and Sony Music; global artist management companies including Q Prime Management, Silva Artist Management, and Bill Silva Entertainment; and the manufacturer of whole-home audio system Sonos.
According to Forbes, these eight partners are investing a total of $157,000 ($120,000 USD) into the 11 startups from six countries.
Robin allows users to sign up on its platform and create a bucket list of all their favourite artists. When tickets to concerts and shows are available, Robin gives users quick access to more affordable tickets. The platform also gives artists access to valuable data to help them make informed touring decisions about cities, venues, and ticket pricing.
Robin will be presenting its platform at TechStars Music’s demo day on May 18, 2017.