Occasion Genius


Are you planning a party and in need of a great idea? Look no further than OccasionGenius. OccasionGenius is an innovative online platform that connects users with local businesses that host both corporate and private events – from team-building workshops to bachelorette parties to kids’ birthday celebrations. OccasionGenius believes that planning for an occasion should be simple and straightforward, and now it is! The platform consists of three steps: first, browse available vendors and let OccasionGenius match you with exciting activities, events, and spaces in your area. Ideas can easily be saved, and you can then create a group poll and invite your friends to vote. Finally, send a message directly to the chosen business so that your event idea can become reality!

OccasionGenius simplifies the search for unforgettable and unique ideas for all occasions while promoting local businesses. The platform is an effective and affordable marketing solution that allows services and products to be discovered, shared, and reviewed.

So, what are you waiting for? Get to know your city better, and host an event that is guaranteed to create lasting memories!

OccasionGenius was founded in 2015 and currently services Richmond, VA, Charlotte, NC, Raleigh, NC, and Nashville, TN. The company is soon expanding to several more cities throughout the U.S. and is projected to become a national marketplace by 2018.

OccasionGenius participated as a pitch company at Ignition’s first Shark Tank: Ignite Virginia in 2017 and successfully received investment money from 2 of the 7 judges.

Meet the founders

Nathaniel Marcus