This Brooklyn Man Invented Ticket Scalping For The 21st Century


Like many others, Winston Walker’s job was replaced by automation in the last few years and he found himself out of work. Recently, however, he’s founded a true startup to get back to work. Walker’s vocation had been ticket scalping. Now it’s on-site ticket printing.

The story comes from a charming and scrappy piece in Entrepreneur, “When This Ticket Scalper Couldn’t Find Work, He Made His Own Ticket Business,” by its editor-in-chief, Jason Feifer.

Thanks to the Barclays Center’s policy that only printed tickets allow entrance to concerts and sporting events, many customers, phone in hand, are turned away at the door and must find somewhere to get the tickets on their phones printed out.


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