Introducing the
2023 RECONVENE Accelerator
Applications close June 13
Apply now
Calling all
Entrepreneurs, culture makers,
and community leaders
Ready to bring your community together IRL?
Calling all entrepreneurs, trendsetters, and innovators! Eventbrite’s RECONVENE Accelerator provides direct support to emerging creators who build community and shape culture.

Learn how to bring your dream event to life with our Accelerator starter pack.
Here’s how it works:
Develop your event idea and submit your application by June 13th, 2023
We’ll select 25 finalists to go through a professional mentorship program
Our judges—and the internet—will get to vote for their favorite creator and event concept
Five winners will receive $20K in funding and one-on-one mentorship from our judges to bring their vision to life
This year, we’re teaming up with a panel of expert judges and supporting talent from music, wellness, and food & bev.
Use your creativity to convene your community IRL
Apply now

Meet the JUDGES

We’ve enlisted a panel of seasoned creators and curators, the minds behind some of the live experiences that inspire us most.


Grammy-Nominated Multi-Platinum Rapper, Songwriter, and Record Producer


James Beard Award-Winning Chef, Writer, and Emmy-Award Nominated TV Host


Author, Meditation Instructor, and Head of Mindfulness at Calm
Award Benefits
$20K award to launch your first event
Specialized coaching to help guide your project
including workshops with Eventbrite executives, marketing experts, product specialists, and our industry leader judges
Peer-to-peer networking
including workshops with Eventbrite executives, marketing experts, product specialists, and our industry leader judges
  1. JUN 13
    Application Deadline
  2. jul 11
    25 Finalists Announced
  3. juL 11 — 18
    Public Vote
  4. jul 17 — 21
    Finalist Mentorship Program
  5. aug 01
    Accelerator Winners Announced
  6. aug 07 — 18
    Coaching Sessions
  7. OCT 31
    Deadline To Host Your Event
A total of 25 finalists will be selected to participate in the Accelerator Program.

From this group, five winners will be awarded $20K and personalized coaching from our industry leader judges. Two winners will be decided by a public vote, and three winners will be hand-picked by our judges.

Who should apply?

If you’ve demonstrated an ability to bring people together online and are looking to harness the power of in-person gathering, we want to hear from you. We’re looking for innovators and trendsetters who are passionate about building events to create or nurture a community.

Application Criteria

To apply, you should be:

  • An independent contractor, not representing a corporation (ex: a sole proprietor, small business with <10 employees, or a 501(c)(3) organization).

  • Pitching a brand new event series in food & beverage, hospitality, sports, fitness, wellness, music and live entertainment, or related industry.

  • Hosting a paid, ticketed event.

  • Based in the United States, pitching an event series taking place within the US.

  • 18 years of age or older.

Evaluation Criteria

As we choose our finalists, we’ll evaluate event concepts based on the following criteria:

Cultivating Community

  • Serves a specific community in the outlined categories (live entertainment including music, wellness or sports, and food + beverage)

  • Demonstrated ability to bring people together online via virtual events, or through digital content creation


Presents a new, unique, or innovative approach to:

  • Event concept or format

  • Participation or accessibility

  • Bringing communities together


  • Defined project plan and goals

  • Clear opportunity for repetition or iteration

  • Appropriate budget outline

Submissions Guidelines

To submit your application, fill out the application by clicking “Apply Now” and be ready to provide the following:

  • Answer all questions in the form clearly and in detail

  • Provide a budget outline for how you will invest the $20,000

  • Include a headshot to be used on our voting page if you are selected as a finalist

  • Optional: Submit a short video showing us who you are, who your community is, and how you plan to bring them together with an impactful event

Meet the 2022 Winners


Larissa “Larz” may

Screen Free Weekends

Kate McLachlan & Lee Robinson

Camp Dyketopia

Syd Suntha

All In Together Now - A 36 course Wu-Tang Clan inspired event


Indigenous Peoples Day Block Party