Founded in August 2014, Skeletix is the first ever overstock concert ticket vendor that uses the opaque pricing principal to give concertgoers the absolute lowest price on a ticket. This service will effectively liquidate a venue’s unsold tickets as a means to bring consumers in to reinvigorate other crucial revenue streams- namely, the bar. Users begin their mobile app experience by selecting their desired geographic radius (.5-5 miles), their price ceiling (as low as $1), and one genre to eliminate (going to a show with Grandma? Stay out of the mosh pits and choose punk).
After sending a “ticket request” to friends who also use the app, the user buys a ticket blindly - our algorithm finds a ticket that meets their specifications and due to opaque pricing, we are able to give them the absolute lowest price to start their night. Skeletix allows users to be decisively spontaneous and to roll the dice, taking them to new venues and exposing them to new bands all on a low budget, and since we are a marketplace for “day of show” extra tickets only, the venue doesn’t take a loss. Everyone wins - more in the door means more at the bar, the main source of a venue's revenue.
- 2nd place in the Baiada Institute's Business Incubator Competition
- Winner of the Henderson Challenge for Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design
William Lindsay, Founder, CEO
William C. Lindsay is a recent Cum Laude graduate of Drexel University, who received a degree in Music Industry with a Business Minor and a PreLaw Concentration. As acting COO of Philadelphia based tech startup FeedbackLoop, Lindsay brings both knowledge and experience of the current startup scene. Lindsay is a founder and the creative director for Long Count Artist Management LLC. (W. C. Lindsay, SHMNS), and the producer/vocalist/guitarist of Philadelphia electropop act W. C. Lindsay, who were dubbed an “Artist to Start Listening to in 2014” by the Huffington Post. W. C. Lindsay has also received critical acclaim from major media outlets such as Fuse and Redbull Media amongst others, as well as being named one of the “100 Bands You Need To Know in 2014” by Alternative Press. W. C. Lindsay embarked on a nationwide tour in support of their debut album “Easy Victim, Charitable Deceptions” (Big Footprints Records), allowing Lindsay to build and foster an extensive network of musicians, promoters and industry heads across the country.
Lucy Stone, Co-Founder, CMO
Lucy Stone graduated from Drexel's Music Industry program in June of 2014. Stone held numerous roles within the Music Industry program’s business entities. As project manager for Mad Dragon Records, Stone organized lifestyle marketing campaigns around her 2012 EP release “Would You?” in preparation for a month long tour as direct support for multi-platinum recording artist Rusted Root. Stone’s music career has since included collaborations/features with artists and producers such as Lane 8, BAIO (of Vampire Weekend), Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, The Districts), Kyle “Slick” Johnson (Modest Mouse, The Hives), The Lawsuits and The Chainsmokers, and outlets such as BBC Radio 1, WXPN, Radio 104.5, The Recording Academy, KEXP, The Deli Magazine and JUMP Magazine, with a VOX Pop Independent music award in “Adult Contemporary/Pop EP.” Stone also worked as Head of Artist Relations for tech based startup FeedbackLoop during her last two years at Drexel.