The Founders Live Podcast

135 - Debbie Garcia of Virsitour: The Future of The Event Industry Will Blend Virtual and Physical Experiences

August 04, 2021 Founders Live Season 2 Episode 135
The Founders Live Podcast
135 - Debbie Garcia of Virsitour: The Future of The Event Industry Will Blend Virtual and Physical Experiences
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The Founders Live Podcast
135 - Debbie Garcia of Virsitour: The Future of The Event Industry Will Blend Virtual and Physical Experiences
Aug 04, 2021 Season 2 Episode 135
Founders Live

Nick Hughes is joined by Debbie Garcia who is the founder and CEO of Virsitour from Nashville, Tennessee. Virsitour is an online platform for event planners to venue source virtually utilizing virtual site tours. It is the only marketplace for meeting and event planners to source hotels and venues virtually.  You can tour, add to list and send RFP’s all in one visit. Nick and Debbie jump into a fun founder conversation starting with their thoughts about Nashville, as Nick was visiting the city for a few months and attended the Nashville launch event (in-person) where Debbie emerged as the winner (we also hear pitching tips and lessons from Debbie). They then shift into talking about Virsitour, the problems she discovered in the Event Planning industry and how she and her team determined to fix them, even before the pandemic began. Once the world was shut changed due to the global pandemic, it became even more important to blend the virtual and physical worlds to improve the event planning industry. This is a fun conversation with an up and coming leader who will make an impact in her industry, and we hope it helps you today!

https://www.virsitour.com/

Show Notes

Nick Hughes is joined by Debbie Garcia who is the founder and CEO of Virsitour from Nashville, Tennessee. Virsitour is an online platform for event planners to venue source virtually utilizing virtual site tours. It is the only marketplace for meeting and event planners to source hotels and venues virtually.  You can tour, add to list and send RFP’s all in one visit. Nick and Debbie jump into a fun founder conversation starting with their thoughts about Nashville, as Nick was visiting the city for a few months and attended the Nashville launch event (in-person) where Debbie emerged as the winner (we also hear pitching tips and lessons from Debbie). They then shift into talking about Virsitour, the problems she discovered in the Event Planning industry and how she and her team determined to fix them, even before the pandemic began. Once the world was shut changed due to the global pandemic, it became even more important to blend the virtual and physical worlds to improve the event planning industry. This is a fun conversation with an up and coming leader who will make an impact in her industry, and we hope it helps you today!

https://www.virsitour.com/