Julie Roth Novack, the CEO and co-founder of PartySlate, hosted more than 50 large scale corporate events and fundraisers while rising in the ranks of the digital agency world. She became increasingly frustrated while planning a high profile cancer research gala after spending hours online looking for ideas and venues, only to find wedding blogs, sterile vendor listing sites and Pinterest dead-ends.
After talking to long time colleague John Haro for years about the need for an elegant solution to this problem, she put a business plan together for PartySlate. After leaving their executive roles behind, Julie and John co-founded PartySlate in 2015. Once the business plan, prototype and seed funding were in place, they recruited highly awarded Mark Semon from Razorfish to serve as the Executive Creative Director and rockstar developer Ben Kimpel to lead the engineering team.
Today, PartySlate is quickly becoming the go-to resource for event inspiration, venues and top local event professionals. From weddings to galas, mitzvahs to corporate parties, PartySlate has quickly amassed hundreds of thousands of photos from event pros in 43 states and 12 countries.