Eventbrite: Julia Hartz

Julia Hartz is the co-founder and CEO of Eventbrite. Karina Perez for NPR hide caption

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Julia Hartz is the co-founder and CEO of Eventbrite.

Karina Perez for NPR

In the early 2000s, Julia Hartz was helping develop TV shows for MTV and FX Networks, and seemed headed for a promising career in television.

All of that changed in 2003 when she went to a wedding and found herself sitting next to a serial entrepreneur named Kevin. They started dating, and Julia eventually quit her job and joined Kevin in the Bay Area.

In 2006 they married, and co-founded the online ticketing service Eventbrite out of a warehouse closet.

14 years after launch, Eventbrite is a publicly-traded company with 1,100 employees and offices around the world.

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