A former music promoter, in 2010 Stan launched BandWagon (www.bandwagongigs.com) with Maria Hayden. BandWagon connects emerging musicians directly with music venues and festivals.
Stan managed all aspects of the product and investment activities as well as agreeing partnerships with top tier festivals.
BandWagon was acquired by Crowdmix in July 2014. The platform currently has 16,500 emerging artists and 2000 venues. To date, BandWagon has booked 15,000 gigs making it the biggest booking platform in Europe. BandWagon is the default gig booking platform for emerging musicians in the UK.
Stan launched Headliner (www.headliner.io) in 2015 together with Maria Hayden and Rosario Garcia De Zuniga. Headliner is a marketplace connecting event planners directly with live entertainment to perform at private events.
Headliner was one of ten companies to complete the world renowned Techstars accelerator in 2015 with an acceptance rate of less than 1%.
Headliner has worked with Google, Facebook, Cannes Lions, KPMG, Twitter, Mitsubishi and Yelp to book acts such as Little Boots, Razorlight, Groove Armada and Hercules & Love Affair.
Headliner represents over 4500 artists. Headliner has paid out almost £500,000 to artists in its first two years of trading.