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  • Founded 2013
  • Booksmart is currently seeking funding
Booksmart is a cloud-based service based out of Philadelphia that aims to update and revolutionize the way live entertainment acts process performances and tours. By automating tedious and outdated tasks associated with reviewing offers, issuing contracts and routing tours, Booksmart’s mission is to drastically update and simplify the back end of booking live shows. 

Booksmart hopes to grow into the first robust and total management platform for processing live performances and tours, and there is not a better time to enter the market. With the rapid increase of ticket sales, Booksmart will help the industry by cutting out the busy work and maximizing revenue. This is a tremendous opportunity to penetrate the music business.


  • Tour management beta released
  • More than 40 sign-ups
  • Working with some of the biggest industry names

Awards & Recognition

In October in 2013, BookSmart took 2nd place in the Baiada Institute Incubator Competition and received legal, communications, and financial counseling services valued at more than $25,000, an office in the Baiada Institute, and an $8,000 cash prize.

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Ben Melman

Ben Melman, CEO and Founder
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Founder Ben Melman (Class of 2016) formed BookSmart Technologies in November of 2013. To date, he has sold over 13,000 tickets as a promoter, and has generated over $250,000 in revenue. Melman has hosted shows at Drexel University's armory and athletic center, which includes managing over $300,000 in expenses annually, and he has interned at one of the largest global talent agencies in addition to many other industry related internships. With his passion for the industry and his extensive knowledge, Melman is a perfect leader to grow Booksmart into a dominant design for the industry.

Dylan Pierce, Technical Co-Founder
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Dylan, the lead developer for the web application, joined Ben and started developing Booksmart in the summer of 2013. Dylan has also developed backend systems for several departments at the University of Pennsylvania, learning how to apply iterative development leveraging through UML modeling, building with an MVC framework and building efficient database schemas. Dylan's technical knowledge is an excellent pairing to execute Booksmart's goal of dominant design.