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Today you can choose anything online. You are in charge.
Except with live speaker events!

Live on Demand changes the nature of live speaker events by starting with the demand. Who do you want live on stage? We put the power in your hands. You can create or join an inspiring event. When enough people join we help you organize it.

Live on Demand is an online platform that facilitates the crowdfunding of live speaker events and building a community of likeminded people.


How it works: a step by step guide

Step 1: You start a campaign on our online platform: “let’s crowdfund Speaker X to city Y!”

Step 2: You share the campaign in your network in order to reach ‘the critical mass’, meaning: an x amount of people have shown their interest by leaving their email address (subscribing) at the campaign page.

Step 3: If enough people are interested, Live on Demand contacts the speaker. Together with you as the starter of the campaign Live on Demand selects a venue, date and fills in the event program.

Step 4: Tickets are being sold through the campaign page. All interested people gathered during Step 2 receive an email with the ticket link, date, location and event program. The first round of ticket sales consists of Golden Tickets, offering the best seats for the lowest price (privileges for the best and first supporters of the campaign). Note that the ticket price will show on your bank account as a reservation. The money won’t be written off until the event is booked.

Step 5: When enough tickets are sold the event takes place! You as the starter have the opportunity to introduce the speaker at the event, have a one-on-one with them and of course receive a front row seat!

* Although we almost always sell plenty of tickets for events that reach step 3, there’s a small chance that not enough tickets are sold during step 4. In that case the event won’t take place and all ticket holders receive a full refund. Also, if you aren’t able to attend the event on the decided date, you have two weeks to apply for a refund. Just e-mail and we’ll take care of the rest.

Contact us at +31 (0)6 841 831 71 via twitter @liveondemand or e-mail  
Visit us at WeWork Weteringschans 165c, 1017 XD, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

Officially registered as Live on Demand BV at Weteringschans 165c, 1017 XD, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 
Registered with the Chamber of Commerce Amsterdam 55844073 

Successful campaign starters

Our team

Thijs Sprangers

Thijs Sprangers




Creative Director/Co-founder

Howard Seraus

Howard Seraus


Pim Koster

Pim Koster

Growth Hacker

Remco de Ridder

Remco de Ridder


Madelon Schuur

Madelon Schuur

Content Creation & Program

Floor Schliekelmann

Floor Schliekelmann


Anne Laurine Stadermann

Anne Laurine Stadermann

International Project and Event Manager


  • Nov 2016

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016

    An event that started out as a campaign to invite one education speaker, turned into event with 15 speakers and 20 roundtables, which turned into a movement to #reinventeducation. Insprired by the keynotes, 300 participants crowdsourced a manifesto for change.  

  • May 2016

    Monday, May 23, 2016

    On May 23rd, scaling expert Kees Koolen had his first ‘out of the boardroom’ talk in Amsterdam, made possible by crowdfunding. Later he was also successfully crowdfunded to Oslo due to a partnership with the Dutch Embassy Norway. This created a pathway to connect with embassies around the world.  

  • Apr 2016

    Friday, April 1, 2016

    Getting email subscribers for your campaign before going live gives you a big momentum! And they will get the best chance for the best tickets. A feature that fills up campaigns 500x faster than before.

  • Mar 2016

    Thursday, March 17, 2016

    Crowdfunding a live event with your favorite speaker just got a lot easier. Reserve your ticket now, pay when the event is booked. What does this mean? We make sure you have a seat for the event of your choice and we charge your credit card only when the event is booked.

  • Feb 2016

    Monday, February 8, 2016

    Have Effective Organizations Killed Innovation? On February 8th 330 fans and 4 sponsors successfully crowdfunded the first ever Live on Demand event in Oslo, using the power of the crowd to book Eric Ries and creating a pathway for future events.

  • Jan 2016

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016

    The great efforts of Louis C.K. starters Remco, Daniel, Rein, René and Harry did not go unnoticed. They were invited by TV-show De Wereld Draaid Door to talk about their campaign. Lots of people watched and, most importantly, lots of people joined; collecting 1500 fans in no time. 

  • Dec 2015

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    A great x-mas celebration with the new team in the new office. Having grown rapidly in just 3 months it was a good team building opportunity. The evening was filled with cheese fondue, ‘ranking the stars’ and most importantly; A lot of laughter. 

  • Sep 2015

    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    After having a great time at Rockstart it was time to find a bigger office. In September of 2015 Live on Demand moved headquarters and prepared for new adventures at WeWork Weteringschans.

  • Mar 2015

    Monday, March 2, 2015

    Live on Demand organizes the biggest ever crowdfunded event. Five lean startup enthusiasts managed to gather 800 fans and 10 sponsoring companies for best-seller author and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Eric Ries. Read all about it here

  • Feb 2015

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    Live on Demand enters the Rockstart Web & Mobile Accelerator program for startups. Selected from 600 startups, 10 startups from 5 different countries enter in a 150 day program to accelerate growth.

  • Jan 2015

    Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    Live on Demand starts professional services. Event organizers, bookers, artists or their representatives can use at Live on Demand to start or adopt campaigns. The service is announced at Eurosonic Festival.
  • Nov 2014

    Monday, November 24, 2014
    Within 4 weeks 1000 fans joined the campaign of Michael and Orlando to get the famous 80's hit machine SOS Band live on stage. DJ legend Erik de Zwart hosts the party.
  • Nov 2014

    Friday, November 14, 2014
    At the Accenture Innovation Awards 2014, Live on Demand reached the finals of a pitch competition in the Media & Entertainment Category.
  • Oct 2014

    Thursday, October 30, 2014
    At Dublin Websummit, the biggest Internet and startup event in the world, we reached the final rounds of the prestigious Coca Cola Pitch Awards. From a selection of 1500 international startups, we were with the 20 best companies. 
  • Jun 2014

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    Nearly 400 fans gathered for Ricardo Semler’s vision on corporate democracy - “The key to management is to get rid of managers". Starter Herman and the first 40 fans that joined the crowdfunding campaign had a personal meet & greet with Ricardo - Read more
  • Apr 2014

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    Starter Jacqueline gathered 85 fans to crowdfund Edial Dekker, founder of Gidsy, to open Appril festival. Edial shared his thoughts on launching apps and building a startup. Not after Jacqueline, Edial and the community enjoyed drinks and dinner.

  • Mar 2014

    Thursday, March 20, 2014
    Sundays is a very ambitious and intelligent SF movie. Director Mischa Rozema had this project funded by the crowd at Kickstarter. In style of the master, a fan named Martijn crowdfunded 50 fans for a two-hour lecture about the making of “Sundays" including exclusive new footage - Read more
  • Nov 2013

    Thursday, November 14, 2013
    Anne, a mom concerned about her children having to take to much testing in school, gathered over 500 parents and teachers in her campaign. Together they crowdfunded Alfie Kohn, America's  most well known critic of the classical education system. It was the first time in 15 years he lectured outside the US - Read more
  • Oct 2013

    Sunday, October 13, 2013
    On a rainy Sunday afternoon singer songwriter Mr. A Balladeer did a living room concert in Alkmaar for 30 fans crowdfunded by Nancy. In the living room of another fan who Nancy had never met before - Read more
  • Oct 2013

    Thursday, October 3, 2013
    Our first event. Inspired by his TedX speeches, Roos invited Rory Sutherland. After 10 days of crowdfunding she succeeded in finding enough fans to book her favorite speaker to a stage nearby. 150 people joined - Read more
  • Aug 2013

    Wednesday, August 14, 2013
    During the summer of 2013 the founders hired the first team members to start with 'fanfinding and starter support' the core processes of Live on Demand. The first 15 locations in Amsterdam were selected as preferred venues.
  • May 2013

    Friday, May 3, 2013
    Launch of Live on Demand. Within one week, fans had started the first 10 crowdfunding campaigns.
  • Oct 2012

    Sunday, October 14, 2012
    During monday night meetings in Cafe Shape the idea of Live on Demand is forming in the minds of the founders. Red wine, mindmaps, lines of copy and many sketches (this one by YANi)
  • Aug 2012

    Saturday, August 11, 2012
    When they met at a party, Yani shared a deep frustration with his friends Thijs and Ysbrand. About missing a concert of his favourite jazz musician. "How come I didn't know about this event? Who decides this anyway? Why can't you start a live performance by yourself?"  
    Yes, why can't you.