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19 Performing Arts Startups Positioned to Dominate in 2021

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This article showcases Welp Magazine’s top picks for the best ‘Performing Arts’ startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating in the Performing Arts industry, but are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Welp Magazine hosts a yearly startup award honouring the most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses in the world. If you want to enter your startup to be in the running for the top startup of 2021 or learn more about our competition click here.


1. Stagetime

The idea behind this startup: Stagetime is an online network where artists, artistic administrators, and agents can grow as professionals.

Headquarters: Bloomington, Indiana, United States

Industries: Internet of Things, Performing Arts

Founders: Unknown

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2. Parlour

The idea behind this startup: Connecting artists with their fans, allowing them to tour anywhere in the world.

Headquarters: Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Industries: Concerts, Music, Performing Arts, Web Apps

Founders: Chris Paynter, Glenn Luck, Matt Walters

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3. Fifth Estate Entertainment

The idea behind this startup: Fifth Estate Entertainment operates as a theatrical production and general management company.

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: Event Management, Media and Entertainment, Performing Arts, Theatre

Founders: Unknown

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4. Escena Marketplace

The idea behind this startup: Escena Marketplace is an online platform that connects theaters and artists around the world.

Headquarters: Santiago, Region Metropolitana, Chile

Industries: Art, Marketplace, Mobile Apps, Performing Arts

Founders: Paulina Ricciardi

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5. Thespie

The idea behind this startup: Streaming and digital media for Theatre and the Arts

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: Internet, Media and Entertainment, Performing Arts, Theatre, Ticketing

Founders: Unknown

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6. Doodeo

The idea behind this startup: The Linkedin for entertainers

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Broadcasting, Digital Entertainment, Internet, Media and Entertainment, Performing Arts, Social Media, Video

Founders: Unknown

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7. Staj

The idea behind this startup: Local arts events for you.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Media and Entertainment, Performing Arts, Social Media

Founders: Unknown

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8. DFINE

The idea behind this startup: DFINE partners with artists and galleries to change and give artwork a new level of transparency and liquidity.

Headquarters: Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel

Industries: Art, Content, Performing Arts

Founders: Meir Zohar

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9. Sleekjamz NG

The idea behind this startup: Artist Management agency

Headquarters: Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Industries: Advertising, Independent Music, Music, Music Label, Performing Arts

Founders: Jibrin Faruna

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10. Prezent

The idea behind this startup: Prezent is a smart photography marketplace that allows you to be in the moment.

Headquarters: Rehovot, HaMerkaz, Israel

Industries: Blogging Platforms, Marketplace, Performing Arts, Photography

Founders: Rashi Shah

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11. BravoScore

The idea behind this startup: A marketplace connecting performers and audiences by aggregating shows, collecting peer reviews, and making personalized recommendations.

Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Industries: Content Discovery, Event Promotion, Marketplace, Media and Entertainment, Performing Arts

Founders: Chase Maggiano, Kevin Hawkins

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12. Pinoy Artists in Korea

The idea behind this startup: The Philippine arts and culture gateway of South Korea. 대한민국의 필리핀 문화와 예술 관문.

Headquarters: Seoul, Seoul-t’ukpyolsi, South Korea

Industries: Communities, Event Management, Events, Music, Performing Arts

Founders: Nash Ang

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13. Infinite Neoism

The idea behind this startup: Infinite Neoism offers gimbal for mobile video shooting.

Headquarters: Yongdungpo, Seoul-t’ukpyolsi, South Korea

Industries: Performing Arts, Video

Founders: Unknown

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14. Kontomo

The idea behind this startup: SaaS, Mobile App

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Apps, Events, iOS, Mobile, Mobile Apps, Performing Arts, SaaS

Founders: Ray Iwazumi

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15. Kala Parisar

The idea behind this startup: Kala Parisar is a music and dance Institute in Delhi, where various types of dance forms are taught such as Bharatanatyam, Zumba, Kathak etc

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Music, Performing Arts

Founders: Unknown

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16. ArtHut

The idea behind this startup: Home of all things arts

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Art, Media and Entertainment, Performing Arts, Photography, Publishing, Real Estate

Founders: Unknown

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17. Danctuary

The idea behind this startup: Mobile App

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Performing Arts, Software

Founders: Unknown

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18. Cheeky Fest

The idea behind this startup: International arts festival

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Art, Event Management, Event Promotion, Events, Film, Music, Performing Arts, Theatre

Founders: Unknown

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19. a[LIVE] / your choice of Live

The idea behind this startup: a[LIVE] connects you to performances based on a preview of real- time performances and facilitates memorable Experiences

Headquarters: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Industries: Event Management, Mobile Apps, Performing Arts

Founders: Basil Babychan

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