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Ticketing platform Humanitix picks Denver for U.S. headquarters

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The ticketing platform works to provide all booking fees to children's charities.(Andrew Coop/Unsplash)

By Steven Bonifazi / NewsBreak

(DENVER, Colo.) The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade announced Monday that Australian non-profit ticketing platform Humanitix picked the Mile High City for its U.S. headquarters.

Humanitix is a humane event ticketing platform that donates 100 percent of its profits from booking fees to social ventures that partner with children's charities. According to a news release from the economic office, the ticketing platform has already donated $1 million to programs for underprivileged children worldwide.

“Companies around the world are recognizing that Colorado is the best place to live, work and play, so we are thrilled Humanitix, a company that shares Colorado’s values, has chosen to establish its U.S. presence in our state and is helping create over 210 good jobs,” said Gov. Jared Polis.

Humanitix founders Joshua Ross and Adam McCurdie will create 136 new full-time jobs in Denver over the next five years. The jobs range from call center operators and customer support to finance, general management and software engineers. Projected annual average pay is $52,276.

Humanitix hopes to hire individuals from underprivileged backgrounds. The company won a 2018 Google Global Impact Challenge Grant for $1 million and received multi-million dollar funding from the Atlassian Foundation.

"We believe businesses that align profit with purpose can solve the world's biggest problems, and that humane use of technology can help us reinvest in humanity far beyond traditional corporate responsibility,” McCurdie said.

"The state of Colorado saw and endorsed this potential, and worked with us extensively to secure an incentive through the Strategic Fund that made it easy for us to choose Colorado.”

Colorado competed with Texas and Pennsylvania for the Humantix headquarters. 

The company received an $884,000 Strategic Fund Grant to create up to 136 new jobs over the next eight years. The company will receive a $6,500 incentive for each new job when it hires people from low- and moderate-income backgrounds. The economy office will pay $1,000 per job if Humanitix does not hire employees from low or moderate-income backgrounds.

“We’re proud to have introduced Humanix to Denver through our Global Business Development program,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “It’s been our goal to not only create ideal conditions for international companies to make Denver their U.S. entry point, but to also attract businesses that have the same values as our community.”

For more information regarding Humanitix, click here.

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