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Tikly, a ‘ticket service with a twist,’ launching soon out of Des Moines

Over the weekend, details began to emerge of a new ticketing startup, Tikly, planning to launch out of Des Moines in the next 30 or so days. The service will be unique to the current marketplace as it will have Dwolla as a payment option from the start. Emma Peterson, a marketer with significant experience

Screenshot of Tikly’s homepage, tickly.co

Over the weekend, details began to emerge of a new ticketing startup, Tikly, planning to launch out of Des Moines in the next 30 or so days. The service will be unique to the current marketplace as it will have Dwolla as a payment option from the start. Emma Peterson, a marketer with significant experience in the local music scene (left, photo from facebook.com), is behind the idea and is working with Ben Milne of Dwolla to execute it.

I caught up with Milne on Sunday night via instant message to learn more about Tikly, which he described as a “ticket service with a twist.” They’re not releasing many details at this point, including what that “twist” is, but Milne did say “the name is from tickles,” and added, “we wanted to build a ticket service that made people happy.”

The integration with Dwolla is key to the project and will be the first known ticketing system to have that integration. Popular services such as Eventbrite currently don’t have that native integration, thus requiring users to do a workaround if they want to accept Dwolla. We recently had this experience with Big Omaha and according to Milne we’re not the only ones.

“Dwolla’s customers/users are the ones asking for a platform to do event(s) and ticket sales for things,” Milne said. “The close time for some external relationships was too long so this way we can just refer them to a service we helped shape.”

Tikly will also accept major credit cards.

Stay tuned to Silicon Prairie News for more information on Tikly as they become public. For now, the plan seems pretty straightforward: “We’ll roll it out in Des Moines and see how it goes,” Milne said. “So far the response has been pretty positive and I think we’ll be able to save some people money, streamline their processes and introduce new revenues. We really just asked people what they wanted it to do and are building it around those requests.”

To learn more or to provide your feedback to the startup visit tikly.co

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