The XLIVE Startup Showcase is coming back to the 2019 XLIVE Annual Conference program this November. Eight innovative organizations will be chosen to attend and pitch their product or service in front of a live audience and panel of judges to be declared both the 2019 XLIVE Startup Showcase winner and the newly added 2019 Audience Choice winner.

The XLIVE Startup Showcase is the apex of innovation and live events, by creating a one-of-a-kind opportunity for entrepreneurs and companies to showcase how they are truly evaluating the live event experience. Join us on Tuesday morning, November 19th, as the eight finalists present and respond to questions, both from judges and audience, to make their case for becoming the 2019 XLIVE Startup Showcase winner.


  • Company must be less than two years old
  • Company must have a product or service in the live event industry
  • Company must be doing less than $1 million in annual gross sales

The nitty-gritty details:
The XLIVE Startup Showcase will provide eight companies with an opportunity to pitch to an esteemed panel of investors with considerable experience in investment & and live events. Each organization will take the stage and have 3.5 minutes to pitch their product/service, after which the panel of judges and audience will ask one question each. The judges will then decide on the company that will be the crowned the 2019 XLIVE Startup Showcase winner. The audience will also be polled to select an Audience Choice winner. Announcements of both winners will be made during the closing remarks on Wednesday morning.


PLNIFY is an event management software and mobile application which manages and keeps teams updated with their schedules, flights, hotels, production details as well as logistics for upcoming events and tours. PLNIFY distributes information and changes in real time, to avoid email saturation, and to streamline the event planning/execution process.

They've released a Beta-Demo at the beginning of 2018 to put the product on the map, to collect data to analyze user behavior, and improve the product with market feedback. Since then 1,200+ Artists, DJs, and Agencies have signed up and more than 3,650 events have been created and executed using PLNIFY. PLNIFY users include Janet Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, Pitbull, J Balvin, Farruko, Marc Anthony, Daddy Yankee, Camila Cabello, Becky G, Zion y Lennox, Kevin Costner and the Modern West, Chayanne, Jon Pardi, Future Island, Xscape, Solange Knowles, and Steve Moakler. It was also used by Beyonce and Jay-Z on their 2018 OTR2 tour.