Bandwagon is a ticket authenticity and fan identity management company that uses data to help teams increase their revenue by focusing on increasing game day attendance and fan engagement. Our small, yet scrappy team is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina but we are fortunate to have presence in Austin, Texas and Sacramento, California thanks to our relationships with Capital Factory and Valley Extends, respectively. From an ex-Googler to a military veteran to a cupcaker who paid their way through college by starting a meal delivery company (seriously), we value our differences because of the perspectives that they provide as we set out to solve a major problem with live events around the world. Our mission is to create better fan communities inside stadiums and arenas across the world. We believe that the key to elevating the experience for these fans is personalization, specifically around the services that are offered and the marketing messages that are being delivered. Our ...
Bandwagon is a ticket authenticity and fan identity management company that uses data to help teams increase their revenue by focusing on increasing game day attendance and fan engagement. Our small, yet scrappy team is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina but we are fortunate to have presence in Austin, Texas and Sacramento, California thanks to our relationships with Capital Factory and Valley Extends, respectively. From an ex-Googler to a military veteran to a cupcaker who paid their way through college by starting a meal delivery company (seriously), we value our differences because of the perspectives that they provide as we set out to solve a major problem with live events around the world. Our mission is to create better fan communities inside stadiums and arenas across the world. We believe that the key to elevating the experience for these fans is personalization, specifically around the services that are offered and the marketing messages that are being delivered. Our focus began with college football and has now expanded to include other sports to curb the effect of seasonality, however, we are beginning to be approached for our solution to be utilized in other sports, live music arenas, and conventions.
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Greg Smith
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Kwame Anku
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Kwame Anku
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Advisors

Harry Bell
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Employees

Brittany Isenberg
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Brittany Isenberg UI/UX Software Engineer - UI/UX Lead @ BandwagonFanClub
Joe Powers
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Kelvin Beachum Jr. Active NFL Football Player at New York Jets

Harold is a sincere and highly driven individual. His passion, fortitude, and commitment to excellence are some of his most notable qualities. Harold is a natural leader and someone who genuinely cares about people and the success of interaction. Bandwagon has identified a marketplace need and found resourceful solutions to connect enthusiasts, innovators, and leaders within sports technology.

Denise Woodard CEO at DeniseGWoodard

I was introduced to Harold and Bandwagon through the Google for Entrepreneurs "Black Founders" program in 2017 and could not think more highly of him and what Bandwagon is building. Harold has an incredible understanding of the ticket fraud and sporting event landscape. But more importantly, he is a super smart, dedicated and resilient leader that has the unique ability to build an authentic connection with anyone he meets.

Sheena Allen CEO at CapWay

Harold Hughes is so passionate about solving ticket fraud with Bandwagon. I have had the pleasure to witness his blood, sweat, and tears that have gone into building this company.

Building a successful business is about timing, execution, and a little luck. The timing is perfect, Harold has proven he can execute and gain traction/deals, and his networking skills has played an important role when it comes to securing a little luck.

Christie Pitts

As an investor In Bandwagon, we love what Harold and his team are building. Bandwagon is solving a real problem in an innovative way. At scale, their solution not only has real ROI for Bandwagon’s customers, but benefits all of us that attend live events. The Bandawagon team is smart, dedicated and resourceful and they would be a great addition to the Stadia Accelerator program.

Helen Adeosun Co-Founder and CEO at Care Academy

Harold is one of the most driven founders and pushes remarkably hard. He has the ability to drive a vision and execute relentlessly in pursuit of making Bandwagon a must have in the sports and fan engagement industry. I believe in Harold and believe in Bandwagon.

Dawn Dickson Founder & CEO at Flat Out of Heels

I met Harold through our mutual investor Backstage Capital and I was immediately impressed by his exceptional knowledge of his industry and business. He is a hardworking founder with the grit to get it done. As a Techstars alumni, I highly recommend Harold and his team as they are exactly the type of team that will thrive in an accelerator.

Harry Bell Advisor at BandwagonFanClub, Inc.

Great company because of great people

Troy Ruediger

Starters is a collaborative community of sports tech enthusiasts that aims to connect makers, innovators, and thought leaders in sports technology. Harold and his team have been involved with Starters for a long time now. As active members of the community they are constantly seeking advice, help, and feedback on their product. Connecting and networking with others in the industry and constantly learning as much as they possibly can.

They have all of the right tools, the passion, and the drive to make Bandwagon a household name. With the assistance and guidance from Stadia Ventures I truly believe they can make a very positive impact on the ticketing industry. Looking forward to seeing whats in store for this team!

- Troy

John Moore

Bandwagon is a great example of seeing an untapped need in the marketplace and driving hard to fill it. Founder, Harold Hughes, is a great example of what an entrepreneur should be - confident and hard charging yet approachable, coachable and a visionary leader. NEXT is excited for the future of Bandwagon and we're honored to be a small part of their effort!

Kylie Felker Chief Operating Officer at Foster Victor Wealth Advisors

Everyone loves college football season. Bandwagon allows fans to continue to enjoy this tradition, while enhancing their fan experience. Bandwagon is the type of social community that satisfies a need and has multi-generational appeal.

Greg Smith President at Blue Vista Ventures, LLC

Harold Hughes has recognized inherent problems with the current after-market for sporting tickets. He and his team are developing a private label after-market that will benefit all parties: sellers, buyers, fans, and the teams themselves.
Harold's insights into this current process and the inherent flaws, are driving the development of the next generation ticket handling system...Bandwagon. I am excited and proud to be a part of it!

Lawrence Watkins

I've known Harold for many years, and he has proven himself to be an effective and competent leader who is willing to sacrifice greatly to implement his vision for the world. Although extremely intelligent, I think that Harold’s greatest asset is his ability to connect with a wide variety of people and influence them to help him achieve his vision. He is a positive and motivating force that radiates inspiration for his followers and partners.

Second, Harold is an avid learner no matter in which format that the information is presented. Historically, I’ve been the go-to resource for tools, techniques, and strategies among our friends, but Harold has surpassed me. Harold doesn't just learn, but applies that knowledge immediately to whichever project that he is working on, which has accelerated his growth.

Lastly, Harold takes strategic risks, even when there is a lot to lose. Quitting his job to work solely on his company while also being an expecting father takes guts and belief!

Tim Reed Owner at Margin Holdings

Bandwagon is one of the most exciting ventures that I have seen in the last couple years. Harold's passion and his ideas are contagious. The dedicated fan sharing platform should enhance the fan experience and create a loyal following. I look forward to see the rapid progression of this technology and the expansion of campuses adopting as the preferred platform.