About & Company

What is Ticco?

Ticco is a professional community for the next generation of people shaping cities.

What is Ticco’s mission statement?

Our mission is to redefine the professional networking experience by uniting people with shared skills and interest in working for the common good.

Where does the name ‘Ticco’ come from?

Ticco gets its name from “Old Tjikko,” a clonal tree in Sweden. For nearly 10,000 years, Old Tjikko has sprouted new saplings and fostered an diverse ecosystem. Our team saw similarities between the many professions that come together to shape our cities, and the characteristics of this historic tree.

Eligibility & Verification

Who is eligible to be a Ticco member?

Ticco members must meet these 3 eligibility requirements:

  1. Work in a profession that centers around cities, communities, and/or the built environment.
  2. Have between 2 & 15 years of experience.
  3. Be a United States resident.

Is there an age requirement to join?

Not at all. People of all ages are welcome to join, so long as they meet the three eligibility requirements listed above. It is true, however, that the community skews younger simply because of the experience window. Currently, Ticco members range from 20-50 years of age.

What types of professionals are on Ticco?

  • Architects
  • Artists
  • Community/Economic Development Professionals
  • Community Organizers
  • Contractors
  • Developers
  • Educators
  • Engineers
  • Food Economy Advocates
  • Government Employees
  • Graphic Designers
  • Historic Preservationists
  • Landscape Architects
  • Lawyers
  • Marketing Professionals
  • Real Estate Professionals
  • Sustainability Professionals
  • Transportation Professionals
  • Urban Planners
    & more!

Why is Ticco only offered in the United States?

We hope to eventually offer Ticco in other countries. However, doing so requires a deep understanding of other regions and their professional practices. As Ticco grows, we’ll be investing in research that will help us identify when and where we can expand.

Why do I have to wait for my account to be verified before I can claim it? What does 'verified' mean?

Our team manually reviews each request for access to ensure that those who join Ticco's community are real, practicing professionals, and that they meet the eligibility criteria for membership.

To do this, we use the information you provide to us in the registration form and other publicly-available information online to confirm your professional status prior to issuing access to Ticco.

How long do I have to wait for my account to be verified?

We verify new members daily. Most members receive an email with credentials to log in and claim their account in just a few hours, but the process can take up to 48 hours after we receive your registration form. If you've been waiting longer, feel free to contact us.

How likely is it that my account will be verified? 

About 97% of those who request access to Ticco are approved to join the network. Verification is conducted to ensure quality control - not to exclude. Those who are not admitted are typically found to be ineligible.

If I register and my account is not approved, can I try again?

Yes! We invite those who are still interested in joining Ticco to wait at least a year and then submit a new registration form

If I submit the registration form, do I have to join?

No. If you submit the registration form and then decide you do not want to join, you can simply ignore the email we send you to claim your account.

Pricing

How much does Ticco cost?

For a limited time, memberships are $10/month or $115/year.

When they claim their account, Ticco members select their subscription plan. Members can change or pause their subscription at any time in their account settings.

For those interested in purchasing 2 or more memberships, team plans are available. 

Why isn’t Ticco free?

To offer a free service, we'd have to collect a lot of creepy data about you and sell it to third parties (and fill our site with buggy banner ads.) We weren't too excited about that prospect! For just $10 a month you gain access to a robust community, great design, and an experience that protects your privacy.

Do I have to pay anything when I register?

Not a dime! Creating your account is completely free. Once verified, you'll receive an email with credentials to log in and claim your account. That is when you select your subscription preference and enter payment information.

Will my employer pay for my Ticco membership?

Many employers provide an allowance for professional development, or offer to pay for a certain number of professional memberships. Ticco falls into this category, and is generally paid for by employers with these policies.

It may be helpful to inform your employer about their ability to obtain discounted memberships for yourself and other staff directly. With a team plan, employers also unlock exclusive advertising and sponsorship opportunities. Learn more about team plans.

Is my Ticco membership tax-deductible?

Generally, yes! Your Ticco membership is a professional development expense. If you’re self-employed or otherwise, it is generally tax-deductible. Make sure to consult your CPA or other tax professional, since tax deductions can vary based on the individual and location.

Team Plans

Are discounted group rates available?

Yes! Ticco offers discounts for employers and groups who would like to purchase 2 or more memberships. Learn more about team plans here.

Referrals

Can I get a credit for referring a friend to Ticco?

Yes! If you're a member, you get a $5 credit to Ticco for every referral. Make sure your friends and colleagues enter your unique code when they complete the registration form.

How do I find and share my referral code?

Sharing your referral code is easy! To find your referral code, log in to Ticco and click “Settings” under the “My Account” menu. Select “Account” on the left sidebar. Your referral code is displayed on this screen. You can share your referral code however you like—in person, on business cards, by email, on social media, etc.!

For every person who uses your code when registering, you receive a $5 credit on your account.  

Account Management

How do I cancel my Ticco membership?

As a member, you can cancel anytime. Log in to Ticco and click “Settings” under the “My Account” menu. Select “Membership” on the left sidebar. Under “Plan” select “Pause Membership.” Pausing your membership will preserve your status as a Ticco member in case you choose to return to Ticco, but will cease all billing associated with your account. You will have access to the platform through the end of the current billing period after you pause your membership.

If I pause my membership, can I reactivate it later?

Yes! All you need to do to reactivate your membership is log in to Ticco. You’ll be prompted to confirm your subscription and method of payment, and once updated you’ll regain access to Ticco’s online platform.

How do I fully delete my account?

You may have your account and all associated information deleted by submitting a support request. Note that if we delete your account, your data and member history will be deleted. If you desire to join Ticco again in the future, you will be required to create a brand new account. If you would rather not face this possibility, you may simply pause your membership in your Account Settings. Doing so will stop all billing associated with your account, but will preserve your account and its activity.

Platform & Privacy

Can I see the platform before I join or before my team joins?
Yes! Ticco offers complementary demos of our platform to individuals and employers. To schedule a demo, complete this simple form.

What version of Ticco's online platform is currently available?
Ticco Alpha is currently open to members. This version of Ticco's online platform is fully functional, but is still in development. At this point we are building and releasing new features every 6-8 weeks as we lead up to the launch of Ticco's beta platform this fall.

What information does Ticco collect from me, and how is it used?

We offer insight into the information we collect from members in our Privacy Policy. This information is only used to provide services to you through Ticco’s platform and experiences, conduct internal communication, and manage your account. WE NEVER SELL OR TRANSFER MEMBER DATA OR INFORMATION TO OUTSIDE PARTIES. When requesting access and throughout their use of Ticco, members may be asked for optional demographic information. This information, and aggregated data relating to Ticco members, is used by Ticco to advocate for early-career professionals in our members’ professions and to improve Ticco’s services.

Retreats

What is a Ticco Retreat and when is the next Retreat?

Ticco Retreats are hands-on networking events that take place around the country. We invite members and non-members from a specific region to convene in a chosen city in order to get to know their peers and learn through meaningful experiences. You can learn more about Ticco Retreats here.

We are hard at work planning our next Retreat (taking place this fall!) and will be announcing a lineup of 2019/2020 Retreats soon. Make sure you're signed up for our e-newsletter to be notified of Retreats!

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