Founded in 2009 in New York City, TrivWorks™ is a corporate entertainment and team building company specializing exclusively in live customized trivia events. Following the 2008 economic downturn, David Jacobson, a seasoned event programmer/producer and service industry professional, recognized the urgent need for companies large and small to keep productivity and morale high, retain top talent, and ensure that valued clients continue to provide their business. It was in direct response to this growing need for enjoyable, effective and collaborative entertainment and team building activities that TrivWorks™ was established.
Creating highly social and positive shared experiences built around a competitive team trivia contest, TrivWorks™ combines expertly written custom questions, carefully assembled teams, and professional corporate event emcees to produce a highly energetic and engaging experience like no other. As the economy has improved, TrivWorks™ has grown to offer event planners from New York City to Southern California and everywhere in between with fresh and unique solutions for engaging audiences nationwide, boosting employee morale, rewarding client loyalty, and reinforcing key messaging in a way that traditional corporate entertainment and group bonding activities cannot.
TrivWorks™ has gradually expanded our services over the years by offering a wide range of hosts & experiences, intended to enhance our team trivia events. In addition to our roster of trained professional emcees, we have established partnerships with “Special Talent” emcees who can bring unique skills or experiences to bear, making the event even more enjoyable and memorable – including celebrities, comedians, media personalities, magicians, improvisers, DJs and more. Increased demand for TrivWorks’ services in the Western United States led to the 2016 establishment of a Southern California office in Long Beach, providing West Coast corporate audiences with the same professional team trivia entertainment our Eastern United States clients have enjoyed. With talent based on both coasts, this expansion has greatly enhanced TrivWorks’ ability to produce events nationwide.
Today, David Jacobson is regarded as the industry expert on using live trivia for corporate event entertainment and team building. Starting out as a bar trivia host in 2006 and founding TrivWorks a few years later, he has spent over a decade personally producing/hosting over 1,000 trivia events nationwide. In 2011, he collaborated with NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan to create the largest public trivia night series in New York City at The Bell House in Brooklyn, which they continue to produce several times each year. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, BizBash, Entrepreneur, Successful Meetings, CNBC and other outlets, and has been named one of NYC’s best trivia hosts by Time Out New York, New York Magazine and CBS New York.
With over 15 years of professional events experience, David served from 2006-2012 as Director of Adult Programs at Manhattan’s renowned 92nd Street Y, where he oversaw 600 adult education, enrichment and experiential learning programs annually. He has additionally served in client service and events roles at Fleishman-Hillard Public Relations, Purdue Pharma, Jazz at Lincoln Center and NYC River to River Festival, as well as with City Hunt, NYC’s leading scavenger hunt company, as an event writer, producer and host.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tufts University, a master’s degree in music & entertainment business from New York University, and a graduate certificate in professional organizational leadership from Columbia University.