The best thing about being a part of the New York tech scene is that you often find out about the cool startups before they launch. Earlier this spring, we got a sneak peek at Classtivity, a site that makes it easy to find and book classes (think everything from flower arranging to rock climbing).
Co-founder and CEO Payal Kadakia says Classtivity was born out of her own ‘aha’ moment. A lifelong dancer, she was searching for a ballet class to take after work one day. “An hour later, I was so tired of searching, checking schedules, mapping, scrolling, and clicking to find the right class, I didn’t even end up going to a class—simply out of frustration,” she says. “I realized the problem: Why isn’t finding a class as easy as booking a reservation on OpenTable, or finding shoes on Zappos?” As Classtivity gets ready to launch in beta, we asked Kadakia for her must-try activities, plus one class she wishes existed.