Our founder, Sarah Shewey, was working for TED when she came up with the idea. She was a co-founder of TEDActive and one of the first beta testers of the TEDx concept. She experienced firsthand the struggles of organizers trying to find experienced people to run their events, while at the same time her friends getting married were also having a hard time finding day of coordinators for their non-traditional weddings. When there was no answer to the simple question, "How come event planners don't team up with each other on projects?", she started Happily.