About us

a better way to connect


We believe connecting in person is more meaningful than connecting over your screen.

Our mission is to provide the most convenient system for making and sharing plans. 

Connect in real life and belong to a network where you see people without filters.

It started with 3 problems


#1 Group chat

I text “Dinner Friday?” I get the first response- "sorry can't" and then a few "maybes". After a dozen of messages, still nothing's planned. 

There must be a better way. Festi was born.

#2 Invitations 

Not everyone responds. Are people busy or waiting for a better offer? On the flip side, I don't always respond because I don't want to commit. 

Why not ditch an invitation all together? Festi did just that.  

#3 Money

When I order pizza, asking people to chip in is a pain (even with Venmo and Paypal). It would be easier if I didn't have to ask. Festi made that possible. 

We've made it easier to...


Quickly find out who's free

without messaging people. Post it. 

Politely choose who can attend.

You can accept each booking requests before it expires. No one is rejected. 

Diplomatically eliminate the No's and Maybes

Only hear from people who want to come.

Confidently make the first move without rejection

You only hear "Yes" aka booking requests. No one knows, if no one books. 

Courteously "un-invite" people.

You can close your event (when full). 

Efficiently get paid without having to ask.

Payment is collected once the booking is accepted so you never have to ask.

Discreetly invite A list friends, and then expand to B list, later.

No one can tell they were on the B list because Festi doesn't share the time when people booked.

Tactfully cancel if you want. 

No need to explain. For paid events, there are different refund options. 

Connect to disconnect.


Book or post anything in a minute or less. We'll handle all the rest -notifications, bookings, payment, calendaring, directions, and even cancellations.

We need to remember that relationships are built by sharing life, not likes.

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Festi is selected to go to New Orleans by the Arlington Economic Development.

It's never too late to make your life more festive.