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We Are InitLive

Our Story

InitLive was founded in 2013 by Debbie & Melissa Pinard, a mother-daughter duo.

As event frequenters, both as attendees and staff, they grew a deep appreciation for the hard work of event organizers and their teams. Between using tools like spreadsheets, walkie-talkies, and simply running around on-site, Melissa and Debbie knew there had to be a better way.
Event safety was key. They wanted to eliminate anything that hindered event managers from leveraging the power of their team. Their goal was to develop technology that would act as an event manager's personal assistant - keeping event organizers and staff connected, informed, and empowered to make changes quickly.
Today, Melissa and Debbie are proud to say that InitLive is the only company that equips event managers, event staff and volunteers with both a real-time communication system and a comprehensive scheduling service. The hard work of the company has resulted in numerous industry awards, four granted patents, and a rapidly growing customer base around the world.

Our Vision

InitLive is a world class technology platform, powering exceptional event experiences.

Our Mission

At InitLive it is our mission to recruit, organize, and connect staff and volunteers, who we believe are the foundation of a great event.


What Makes Us Unique?

InitLive is the only scheduling tool that is designed for live events. The system is customizable for your event needs while also providing common pre-configured roles and qualifications. Event staff scheduling and communication continues on-site with a mobile app that keeps the team connected - track check-ins, rejig the schedule, assign new tasks, and communicate emergencies discreetly. 




Our mother-daughter founders have naturally inspired a family culture amongst the InitLive team. A regular day at the office consists of lots of laughs, celebrations for every new development, and encouragement to try new and exciting things.

The founders are also strong advocates of diversity and women in tech, with our offices consisting of employees from all over the world and an even female/male ratio.

We work hard and play hard: Attending & volunteering at events, craft beer (especially those with witty titles), eating shawarma, going on hiking adventures, watching goat videos, and all things Game of Thrones!

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