Dabble (brief version)

Dabble is a community marketplace for people to teach, discover and host local experiences. Dabble experiences range across topics - from the typical (Creative Writing and Computer Programming) to the more obscure (Beekeeping and Kimchi). Dabble is a means for people to accessibly explore their interests in a fun, low-commitment way. It fills a void that currently exists between very purpose-based education and pure entertainment. Dabble allows everyday experts to share their passions with the world (while making a few bucks on the side). By facilitating ticket sales and transactions, Dabble makes the process of listing a local workshop or experience effortless and efficient. 

Dabble launched its beta in Chicago in May 2011. It received the People's Choice Award at Tech Week Chicago 2011, and participated in IDEO Chicago's Startup in Residence program. 

Quick Dabble Facts

Beta Launched: May 2011

Active Cities: Chicago, St. Louis and Denver

Awards Short List: People's Choice Award @ Tech Week Chicago (2011), IDEO Startup In Residence (2012-2013), Arch Grants St. Louis (2014), Startup of the Year Chicago (2015), Innovate Celebrate Startup of the Year (2015)

Spelling Dabble: Dabble is spelled as one contiguous string of characters. Only the first “D” is capitalized. Every other character should be lowercase.

Website URL: Please note our site domain is ".co" , not ".com" and should only be used when referring to our URL, ""


Dabble Logo (download)

Press Releases

10/26/2012: Fun Learning without A Big Commitment, Dabble Launches Nationwide

03/07/2012: Chicago-based Dabble offers $20 classes and an opportunity to earn extra cash sharing expertise

12/02/2011: Chicago Startup Dabble Expands to 50 Markets

10/10/2011: Chicago Startup Challenges Mayor Emanuel to Teach a Class

05/23/2011: Dabble launches a new "fix" for curious Chicagoans

Media Contact

Jemal Swoboda

We love our friends in the media. Want to try a Dabble and then cover it in your blog, program, paper? Interested in setting up an interview? Curious to learn more? Drop us a line and let's discuss!