ATLANTA -- Event planning is one of those businesses that has resisted the pull of technology. Even browsing rentable locations is really difficult, as any newly engaged couple finds out. That's surprising to me, given the path that travel planning has taken.
But now, a host of companies are trying to bring some innovation to the space. One of those companies is LeadingSpaces, which is launching in New York, but is based in Atlanta. The site is simple: it's a matchmaker for venues and people looking for venues. It's a little bit like AirBnB for event spaces.