Galavant makes it easier to create events. You don’t have to start a group in order to create an event, like you do in Meetup. The time and commitment to running a group can discourage people from wanting to create one, which in turn causes less events to be created. Galavant aims to make it as easy as possible for anyone to create events, so that people can create as many events as they want, without having to belong to a group. Creating groups before you can create events just causes an unnecessary step.
Galavant also makes it easier to find and attend events. You don’t have to join a group before you can attend one of their events. It can be a hassle to keep joining group after group, only to have to wait for the organizer of the group to approve me and allow me to join. With Galavant, I can just pick a category to follow, and I can instantly find and join any event created in that category. It’s much easier and more intuitive for the Galavant user.
A great benefit of Galavant is the Degrees of Separation, which gives you full control of how public or private your event can be. Besides having an event public, it is super easy to create events with just your friends, but the 2nd Degree is a great way for you to expand your friend group because you’ll have a mutual friend in common at the event. The more connections you have, the easier it is to talk to people and become friends. The Degrees of Separation also means that you will never have to individually invite friends to your event. Just set it to 1st Degree and only your friends can join! That’s similar for 2nd Degree as well.
Galavant also features a community aspect, where we will team up with local bars, restaurants, charities, and government to make sure you get the most out of the community around you. You’ll always know who is hosting a trivia night, or what event is happening at your local park.
As for Facebook, the above points apply as well. Also, Facebook events tend to be for larger scale events. That’s not to say you can’t have smaller events on Facebook, but it isn’t really geared towards that. It’s difficult to find events that are smaller in size (2-25 people), and not hosted by a large organization. Galavant can certainly handle larger events as well, but Galavant is also great for smaller events and anything in between.