April 26, 2009: San Francisco - Eventbrite today announced it has been selected by the editors of Webware, a CNET site, as a finalist in this year's "Webware 100" Awards for Best Commerce Site. The Webware 100 Awards recognize the best Web 2.0 sites, services, and applications that are leading the next wave of innovation. Finalists are selected by the editors of Webware, but the ultimate winners will be picked by the public. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 19, 2009.
Webware (www.webware.com) provides the latest information on Web 2.0 sites, services, and applications. Its timely and relevant blog entries about hundreds of web-based services, such as wikis, blogs, and social networking sites, help users determine the best products for them to use in their daily lives. Webware is led by veteran tech journalist and CNET Editor-at-Large Rafe Needleman, with additional entries from the CNET editors. Webware editors received and reviewed hundreds of entries. Voting began Tuesday, March 31, 2009, closes on Thursday, April 30, 2009 and can be accessed at http://www.cnet.com/html/ww/100/2009/about/commerce.html.
Eventbrite is a strong favorite in this year's contest for best commerce site. Winner of last year's PayPal Star Developer award for Most Innovative Application, Eventbrite defines the state of the art in online event registration and ticketing. Now an Alexa sub-10,000 site, Eventbrite has also emerged as one of the web's most important events destinations. Tickets are sold through Eventbrite for events in over 300 international cities, representing more than one million registered attendees around the world.
"We are delighted to be recognized as one of the web's most important sites for commerce." said Eventbrite CEO, Kevin Hartz.
Nearly 2 million votes were cast in the 2008 Webware 100 Awards. Last year's winners can be seen here: http://www.webware.com/html/ww/100/2008/winners.html?tag=snav.
Eventbrite is an online events marketplace where tens of thousands of individuals, businesses and organizations of all sizes manage, promote and sell out their events. With over five million registrations to date and over ten thousand new events published every month, Eventbrite is bringing explosive growth to the events industry by making it easy for anyone to host a successful event. With a suite of free and easy-to-use online tools, Eventbrite empowers event organizers with everything they need to create a professional online presence and to effectively promote their events on the Web. Eventbrite collects a fee only if you sell tickets, and free events are totally free. As the World's Marketplace for Events, Eventbrite proudly serves event organizers from almost every industry, as well as thousands of non-profits, universities, libraries and faith-based organizations from all over the world. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and additional information is available at www.eventbrite.com.
Contact: Tamara Mendelsohn, Community Manager, Eventbrite at press [at] eventbrite.com.