Live Streaming Event Platforms for Organisers and Audience

With the huge demand for live streaming event platforms, some startups have been very busy ! The international crisis is making people from all around the world to ask for companies to stream live events

We found some platforms to either host or attend online events! They are easy to use and very practical. Here’s some information about each of the platforms and how to subscribe to them. 

Hopin

About: Hopin lets more than 100.000 people join a live event. They also give the opportunity to participate to Q&A sessions. People can meet and network with the entire network online. 

You can either be registered as audience and join upcoming events or you can manage your own. Moreover, you don’t have any restrictions regarding the number of participants for your conference.

Pricing for organising an event: Hopin takes 15% of the total ticket revenue.

Johnny Boufarhat is CEO and founder at Hopin, which he created back in 2019. In addition, he is co-founder of Readory, an online blogging platform.

Run The World

About: With Run The World, you will be able to either attend online events or create your own. Latest videos, live technologies or mobile are the main subjects on the platform. 

If you only wish to be an attendee, you can directly go on their website and join several conferences online. Podcasts, creative workshops, online experts, companies, communities and more are awaiting for you!

In order to host an event, you will need to subscribe to Run The World. Then, you are only a few clicks away from your event.

Pricing for organising an event: Run The World is free.

In 2019, Xuan Jiang and Xiaoyin Qu founded Run The World. Xuan Jiang was a Software Engineer at Facebook before co-founding the platform. On the other hand, Xiaoyin Qu has a few experiences such as a Marketing and Product Development at Atlassian, Product Manager at Instagram, Senior Product Manager at Facebook and more.

Tech Events Online

About: Here’s one of the live streaming event platforms where you can find more than 1000+ technology videos from conferences about Virtual Reality, Lean UX, SaaS, AI and Big Data. These events take place in Amsterdam, New-York, Tokyo, Vienna… you will have many choices! On Tech Events Online, you can also find past sessions.

To find your pearl, you can enter the subject/speaker/location you would like to find on the platform. You will need to register to watch an event.

Zoom

About: Zoom is a platform where you can create online conferences and exchange phone calls. Moreover, it is possible to organise an event for free if your event is less than 40 minutes with maximum 100 persons.

After entering your personal information, you can either join a meeting or host a meeting with few options (video on, video off or screen only).

This platform is used by many entrepreneurs as its use is simple and accessible for everyone.

Pricing for organising an event: You have different options.

  • Basic: Free. Until 100 participants, 40 minutes meeting and an unlimited number of conferences.
  • Pro: 13.99€ Until 100 participants, 24hour meeting duration & more features
  • Business: 18.99€ Until 300 participants, minimum 10 hosts, no duration limit & more features
  • Enterprise: 18.99€ Until 500 participants (EnterprisePlus is 1’000 participants), minimum 50 hosts & more features

Eric S. Yuan founded Zoom in 2011. On his curriculum, he also worked as a VP Engineering at WebEx and Cisco.

Twitch

About: Twitch is a platform where millions of people interact. It is indeed used a lot for video games, but it can also welcome all kind of events – you decide. You will need to find a community that likes your videos and keep them posted regularly. It is a very interactive platform – so you will need to be active! Of course, you have the possibility to join other channels of your own interest.

Once you sign up on the platform, you will be able to choose your interests. It will show you different conferences according to your choices. You can start live-streaming on your profile as soon as you are ready. A streamer can also gain a better “status” depending on how many viewers and how many times he streams per week.

Pricing for using the platform as an entertainer: you will pay subscriptions fees (4.99€/month, 9.99€ or 24.99€) as donations for Twitch.

They will give you the possibility to add features to your videos in order for them to be more personalised. Moreover, this will allow you to earn a revenue through donations from users. You can also receive sponsorship if your channel is successful.

If you only want to take a peek to videos and broadcasts, you can do it for free.

In 2011, Justin Kan launches Twitch and Justin.tv with Emmett Shear and Christophe Genevais. Today, Justin Kan is CEO at Atrium.

Google Hangouts

About: Google Hangouts is a platform that allows users to create a conference from 2 to 10 participants. You can access this service through Google+ or Gmail. During the meet-up, it’s possible to send files, add visual effects, broadcast the conference on Youtube and more.

Google Hangouts is free for users. You need to sign in with your gmail account and you can get started!

Brella

About: This platform allows you to host events online, but not only! They offer event management, event matchmaking, sponsorship & partnership and of course, customer success.

You can also join as an attendee for free. You will need to register in order to attend an event.

Pricing for organising an event: The price is “on per event basis and depends on two points: a) number of attendees you expect to have at your event (with virtual a bit different) and b) number of events you organise on the platforms. No other parameters matter (number of sponsors/exhibitors/sessions/speakers). The final price and payment plan are always discussed during the video call with one of their Account Executives. They are able to meet event organizers halfway pricewise when they believe that Brella can add a lot of value and significantly elevate the output of events in question”.

To get more information, you need to contact Sales.

In brief, these live-streaming event platforms are here to simplify your daily life. Within a click, you can optimise your time and budget while being connected with hundreds of people all around the world. Whether you are an organiser or just a curious person, don’t hesitate to try them – we did and it’s beyond practical!

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