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OccasionGenius tells you about what’s going on in your area based on your unique interests, and it gets even smarter as you use it.


Introduce yourself.

Nate Marcus, CEO of OccasionGenius

What does a typical day look like for you?
At times I feel like I’m a professional meeting-goer. My schedule is largely based on meetings with the team, mentors, and investors. Magic happens every meeting because we’re all so passionate about the problem that we solve and how quickly we’re solving it for our users.

What inspired you to start your company?
I learned that people have two problems. First, they want to know what’s going on around them but they don’t have the time to go through texty calendars. Second, they wanted to receive an email notification about events that matched their interests. So, we created AI that connects people with events that they want to know about.

What’s your favorite thing about Virginia?
The pay-it-forward atmosphere here! It is an amazing place to run a startup. The ecosystem is taking off, and the caliber of talent is incredible.

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