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The Desert Tiger Podcast highlights passionate people chasing their dreams, like musicians, athletes, artists, authors, and comedians. It is our goal to bring you what drives and inspires these driven individuals, telling you their stories of the road they have traveled to get where they are today!
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Dec 7, 2022

Laura Simpson, Co-founder & CEO of Side Door joins the show to discuss the platform's recent revamp, and their recent Dragons Den experience! 


Canadian tech company Side Door is a web-based platform that supports in-person shows in non-conventional spaces like living rooms, bookstores, warehouses, etc. by connecting artists with hosts and providing easy-to-use show-booking tools. 


Side Door recently launched a redesigned and refined platform that better connects hosts with artists to create incredible in-person concert experiences, and it was featured on the popular Dragon’s Den TV show on November 3rd. Side Door’s Laura Simpson (CEO and co-founder) and Dan Mangan (co-founder and JUNO Award-winning artist) successfully pitched the Dragons, making a deal on the show with Arlene Dickinson.


Halifax-based Side Door was founded in 2017, and as of October 2022, the company has facilitated over 2,000 shows, and artists have earned over $1,300,000 in ticket revenue. More than 140,000 tickets have been purchased on the platform and over 2,700 hosts have spaces that can hold 20 or more people. More than 700 artists and bands have used the Side Door platform to book shows, including Broken Social Scene, Haviah Mighty, Rural Alberta Advantage, Said the Whale, Cadence Weapon, John K. Sampson, and Dan Mangan.


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