The Name

The name Glappitnova is a combination of supernova and the name of the company Glappit. Back in 2011, companies with the letter G in Chicago like GrubHub and Groupon we’re doing well so Nick decided to stick with the letter G.

The goal was to bring people together based on how they shared information online through some sort of informational grouping system to help provide access for others. After writing hundreds of names down, the video game PacMan popped into Nick’s mind because of the noise PacMan made which sounded like “Glap – it, Glap – it.” The metaphor of the PacMan devouring marbles to survive another day played well since the goal of Glappit was to provide access to others to grow every day. So the company was called Glappit.

After getting the online grouping system to work there was something lacking, so he started to conduct a physical approach in 2013, but with an explosion of conversations and craziness, like a supernova. Glappitnova was born.

Vision Statement

Discover the world through other’s perspectives and grow from it.


What is Glappitnova?

Glappitnova curates different types of people and perspectives to one place in cities around the world from the jungles of Guatemala City to Google’s campus in NYC. With the help of employee resource groups and lifestyle brands, our peer-to-peer community shares what matters most to them in an unfiltered, authentic way and we all grow as a result.

What happens during Glappitnova?

There is a combination of intimate performances, unfiltered storytelling, provocative panels, art installations, dope parties, and a different approach to networking with a diverse audience scattered within a city.  Glappitnova and the audience has no idea what the participants will do.  All events are 21 and older event normally attracting the 25 yr- 34-year-old audience.

Why subscribe to Glappitnova?

We share hidden events and activities through our newsletter, discounted admission, and access to stuff that’s relevant to our audience.


The highly curated lineup is subject to change and they range from all industries and backgrounds. Some participants are surprise guests as well and we find more here.

What is your refund policy?

All tickets are non-refundable.

Can I purchase tickets at the door?

No, tickets will only be sold online and will be unavailable at the door for paid events. For free events, admission will be on at-capacity basics. For other events part of the celebration check the event description.

What is the dress code?

There will be a wide variety of fashionable, corporate, and everyday people. So express yourself with your own style.

How do I get my company, community, or organization involved?

You can email


Glappitnova reserves the right to cancel, delay, or alter any events as described. There may be last-minute changes to the lineup that we cannot control, and there will be photography and filming at a majority of the events.