ZeneScene

When complimenting my friends creative matching of plaid shirt/ striped tie, I was told- I’m Power Clashing. Thanks Jack Donaghy

20 dozen raw oysters. A 7-patty cheeseburger. 3-foot radius pizza. Hot wings that make the big boys cry. It’s Man vs. Food.

Our Dalton Dean is ready to take the challenge. In order to find the best of the best in day-to-day dining he will face a variety of tasty treats. I’d like to say that I’m too lady-like to partake in ungodly sized portions… but I can definitely hold my own when it comes to competitive eating. I do not, however, have an impressive track record like my cohort, Dalton Dean.
In his days of traveling the country, guzzling Bud Light and breaking hearts, all for the benefit of Anheuser Busch, Dalton won himself a wing contest. Fastest to eat 6 of the hottest wings around in Venice Beach, Dalton dominated the HUGE competition. He claims, “it was a blood bath” from the beginning, but in research I’ve found he actually won through a tiebreaker of chugging a beer faster than his competition. And our boy came through. Though he enjoyed his $50 bar tab, Dalton suggests that the real win was the title, and now he feels it’s time to take on another. We’ve yet to fully monopolize or even spark the attention of the eating machine, Adam Richman, but we know we’ll find Austin’s competition along the way.

Why do you care? You’d maybe be interested in the sloppy videos to come, but the pregame chatter, why? I’ll tell you. Because we’re looking for suggestions on where to start. Who to challenge? Shreveport or Austin. We’ll go to your eatery recommendations and hopefully gobble up the competition. Tweet your ideas to @ZeneScene or facebook us! We’d love your input! 

20 dozen raw oysters. A 7-patty cheeseburger. 3-foot radius pizza. Hot wings that make the big boys cry. It’s Man vs. Food.

Our Dalton Dean is ready to take the challenge. In order to find the best of the best in day-to-day dining he will face a variety of tasty treats. I’d like to say that I’m too lady-like to partake in ungodly sized portions… but I can definitely hold my own when it comes to competitive eating. I do not, however, have an impressive track record like my cohort, Dalton Dean.

In his days of traveling the country, guzzling Bud Light and breaking hearts, all for the benefit of Anheuser Busch, Dalton won himself a wing contest. Fastest to eat 6 of the hottest wings around in Venice Beach, Dalton dominated the HUGE competition. He claims, “it was a blood bath” from the beginning, but in research I’ve found he actually won through a tiebreaker of chugging a beer faster than his competition. And our boy came through. Though he enjoyed his $50 bar tab, Dalton suggests that the real win was the title, and now he feels it’s time to take on another. We’ve yet to fully monopolize or even spark the attention of the eating machine, Adam Richman, but we know we’ll find Austin’s competition along the way.

Why do you care? You’d maybe be interested in the sloppy videos to come, but the pregame chatter, why? I’ll tell you. Because we’re looking for suggestions on where to start. Who to challenge? Shreveport or Austin. We’ll go to your eatery recommendations and hopefully gobble up the competition. Tweet your ideas to @ZeneScene or facebook us! We’d love your input! 

Have you updated your #ZeneScene iPhone app… because it’s available in your app store! Ask and we deliver! Yowwwseerrsss

A recent Funding Forum presented Dalton and I with the opportunity to pitch our capital hopes and dreams. Unsure of potential outcomes, we prepared to explain our goals, our expansion model and our reasoning behind each penny requested for ZeneScene. 
We are in the process of exhausting as many options as we find to learn the best ways to earn advice, as we believe Good Advice must be earned. 
We gathered with fellow startups, entrepreneurs, investors and panelist to jumpstart our round table discussions. Our nerves on end, we waited for the pitch part to begin.
The first round brought constructive criticism and fuel for us to find a more direct approach to ZeneScene expansion. We stuck to our rehearsed topics, and I could feel the tension rising in us both, as the fear that our listeners were less than enthused with our tale. Something felt wrong- We made no mistakes- how could we- we know each passionate ZeneScene detail more than we know ourselves. Knowing this, I still felt defeated… I had now confirmed this Forum was solely for practice and feedback, but I wanted smiles. I wanted genuine enjoyment from both sides of the table. We’ve started an entertainment app for crying out loud!
The second round of pitching, matched the functionality and goal of our company. Fun, easy going, structure with a splash of pizzazz… I’m not too sure the ‘suits’ at investor tables, (or Dalton) would use the same wording to describe the 30-minute pitch, but you catch my drift. We found ourselves laughing and speaking with ease and excitement about what we’ve developed, researched and stroked for so long. The feedback from our opposites was on going and we fed off each other like Donnie and Marie. Yes, I just mentioned the Osmonds. We’re getting close to a comparative match for the duo… if only @TheDaltonDean would improve his high notes. I digress. 
Another lesson learned. 
When we’re relaxed and entertaining we’re great; When we’re tense and nervous, we’re unnatural. Now the search begins to find the exact remedy for stressed and determined feelings. Maybe the Donnie and Marie act will help. I’ll keep you posted.

A recent Funding Forum presented Dalton and I with the opportunity to pitch our capital hopes and dreams. Unsure of potential outcomes, we prepared to explain our goals, our expansion model and our reasoning behind each penny requested for ZeneScene.

We are in the process of exhausting as many options as we find to learn the best ways to earn advice, as we believe Good Advice must be earned.

We gathered with fellow startups, entrepreneurs, investors and panelist to jumpstart our round table discussions. Our nerves on end, we waited for the pitch part to begin.

The first round brought constructive criticism and fuel for us to find a more direct approach to ZeneScene expansion. We stuck to our rehearsed topics, and I could feel the tension rising in us both, as the fear that our listeners were less than enthused with our tale. Something felt wrong- We made no mistakes- how could we- we know each passionate ZeneScene detail more than we know ourselves. Knowing this, I still felt defeated… I had now confirmed this Forum was solely for practice and feedback, but I wanted smiles. I wanted genuine enjoyment from both sides of the table. We’ve started an entertainment app for crying out loud!

The second round of pitching, matched the functionality and goal of our company. Fun, easy going, structure with a splash of pizzazz… I’m not too sure the ‘suits’ at investor tables, (or Dalton) would use the same wording to describe the 30-minute pitch, but you catch my drift. We found ourselves laughing and speaking with ease and excitement about what we’ve developed, researched and stroked for so long. The feedback from our opposites was on going and we fed off each other like Donnie and Marie. Yes, I just mentioned the Osmonds. We’re getting close to a comparative match for the duo… if only @TheDaltonDean would improve his high notes. I digress.

Another lesson learned.

When we’re relaxed and entertaining we’re great; When we’re tense and nervous, we’re unnatural. Now the search begins to find the exact remedy for stressed and determined feelings. Maybe the Donnie and Marie act will help. I’ll keep you posted.

Jessie Spano or Mel Gibson?

Hyper-feminism? Yuck. It’s raining men!

As a single young female in the tech startup world, you’d think I’d bask in the atmosphere of ‘go get ‘em’- type fellas around, but it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. The minimum amount of females in my latest business encounters has begun to make me question respectable equality.

I don’t claim to be disrespected or disregarded merely because I’m a female. I don’t suggest that chivalry be diminished so that we are all equal in all regards. To stereotype (those of you that have ever heard one of my PC rants may be jaws open now), I understand and embrace the differences between our sexes. I love my female body, my feminine ability to dance gracefully and genuinely enjoy certain domestic activities that feed into the ‘women duties; of the 1950s. I recognize that men are generally more physically athletic and don’t even mind taking the backseat to a man- to- man conversation when appropriate.

Cue the issue of bitch and debate.

Recently I’ve noticed more differentiating responses between business encounters involving both Dalton and me. Granted, he tends to speak in a much more ‘I’m Alpha’ tone and less playful approach to developing relationships than I, so certain responses are invited. I tend to add the playful examples to relate a topic of interest. The common denominator- Business conversations are business conversations. Partners and partners. Not partner and partness. So I deserve equal eye contact from Investors and VC- types, right? 

Not every time, no. But certain instances have stuck in my mind. So I’ll share. Please forgive me if I seem to ramble, but I’m in a tech-focused town with a tech-focused life, and little ‘girl time’, ‘me time’ or stress relieving time, that I have become accustomed to adoring.

Aside from the sporadic realization of brushed off comments, or smiles directed at me versus company analysis directed at Dalton, I generally accept certain differences in interactions to be a southern way of chivalry being intwined into the business world. Until this morning. In discussion of an upcoming meeting with a ultra-connected female Austinite… I invited a male to join. The idea that I’d share this opportunity for connection and networking seemed to me a polite inclusion for business purposes. Whether or not this connection has a penis, didn’t really cross my mind for the outcome and benefit of getting to know this in-tuned techie. The response I got from the invitation?

"I don’t think I need to be there. I have a feeling y’all are going to get in to an hour long girl talk and I’ll be sitting there…"

Really? Please let me know if I am wrong in feeling as if I just got scooped up with a “Get in the Kitchen, Woman!” type bulldozer. Or if I am following in my usual attempt to become the real life Jessie Spano from Saved by the Bell and this business meeting discussion was not a real life experience of “You Pig!” to Slater, let me know.

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What to Do in ATX

Where do you find your niche market of events? Do you look on Facebook, read The Chronicle, search Do512, listen to the new Austin360 radio? Whatever is free? I use my app. Well, I can’t take all the credit. Chase Boytim and Dalton Dean dragged me into this brilliant idea and I’ve been claiming it as mine ever since. So this ZeneScene idea. Connecting everyone to the events they want… for free! I know, I know- why add another app or connector to your phone or frequented sites? What about ads, spam mail, intrusive posts? Nope, not from us. I’ll explain why to use ZeneScene for everything Austin event related. Because it’s about pure connection and exposure of what you want a look into.

Consider the ZeneScene app a crystal ball showing you events, events, events. How many live music events does Austin provide us each day? Zillions. Do you include street performances, karaoke, impromptu belts from strangers? Maybe.

What about soccer games, social leagues for sand volleyball, jello wrestling (I know some of you are giggling now)?

Events for sports.

Events for gardening.

Events for music.

Events for food.

Events for art.

Events for coffee.

Events for wine.

Events for water.

Events with a view.

It’s all there. The more you use your app the more we have the chance to recommend things you’re interested in. Events. Photos. Friends. Maps. Directories.

You can see what’s going on that is important to you. Have a look inside what we’ve got. You’re gonna like it there.

ZeneScene available for iPhone and Android.

Our acknowledgement that not all like to read- here is very rough practice for a video explaining ZeneScene. Ignore that I claim to be Dalton, and that I had just finished working out. Dalton’s to come… I’m waiting to see his attitude today to decide which of his versions to post… Feedback please! Do you get it? Is it clear?

Superior showcase. If you’ve visited Shreveport, LA- you’ve been taken to Superior Bar & Grill. Likely the same goes for Uptown visitors of New Orleans, maybe even Baton Rouge and Birmingham. In Shreveport, we keep Superior as an intimate friend and prideful Shreveport native. Margaritas that whimsically knock your sombreros off, queso of champions, and an atmosphere of patio party that never ends. Though we tend to smell of onions and refried beans after filing our bellies with fajitas and guac… Superior is worth bringing an extra shirt in the car- or even embracing the aroma as a prideful announcement of where you’ve been celebrating.. Every Superior adventure feels like a celebration.
When home to visit family over Easter, of course I made a trip to The favorite Mexican experience. To my delight, I found a comfort in the support shown by our ever popular and packed landmark- A “ZeneScene certified” sticker on the front door, to welcome all of its visitors. Not piled along with Gowalla, Four Square and Google Places tags- Just ZeneScene. One Shreveport native to another. 
Superior also housed the celebration evening for ZeneScene’s first Apple approval. A long time coming- Apple’s approval of our app turned over a new leaf for us at ZeneScene. “Available in the iTunes store” is something we’d been waiting for. Not that Android was not a successful milestone- it was. But Apple’s seal of approval is a tricky mountain to climb- with potentially 4 weeks of waiting, we were salivating with every updated email from the monster that is Apple. So image the amount of Patron induced chile con queso dips we consumed with our developers at Twin Engine Labs that memorable night in February. Then in April, Superior’s doors seemed to smile at me with the wink containing our beloved logo. 
Fortunately, for Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Birmingham, ZeneScene will be up and running soon in those cities… providing each enchilada lover with the opportunity to not only giggle over Superior margaritas.. but use ZeneScene to document their Mexican eating experience.
Until then, I’m enjoying the Mexican food variety all over Austin, and looking forward to my next trip to sip on something Superior. In the spirit of our upcoming holiday favorite, Happy Cinco de Mayo, and may your moves and taste buds contain salsa.

Superior showcase. If you’ve visited Shreveport, LA- you’ve been taken to Superior Bar & Grill. Likely the same goes for Uptown visitors of New Orleans, maybe even Baton Rouge and Birmingham. In Shreveport, we keep Superior as an intimate friend and prideful Shreveport native. Margaritas that whimsically knock your sombreros off, queso of champions, and an atmosphere of patio party that never ends. Though we tend to smell of onions and refried beans after filing our bellies with fajitas and guac… Superior is worth bringing an extra shirt in the car- or even embracing the aroma as a prideful announcement of where you’ve been celebrating.. Every Superior adventure feels like a celebration.

When home to visit family over Easter, of course I made a trip to The favorite Mexican experience. To my delight, I found a comfort in the support shown by our ever popular and packed landmark- A “ZeneScene certified” sticker on the front door, to welcome all of its visitors. Not piled along with Gowalla, Four Square and Google Places tags- Just ZeneScene. One Shreveport native to another. 

Superior also housed the celebration evening for ZeneScene’s first Apple approval. A long time coming- Apple’s approval of our app turned over a new leaf for us at ZeneScene. “Available in the iTunes store” is something we’d been waiting for. Not that Android was not a successful milestone- it was. But Apple’s seal of approval is a tricky mountain to climb- with potentially 4 weeks of waiting, we were salivating with every updated email from the monster that is Apple. So image the amount of Patron induced chile con queso dips we consumed with our developers at Twin Engine Labs that memorable night in February. Then in April, Superior’s doors seemed to smile at me with the wink containing our beloved logo. 

Fortunately, for Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Birmingham, ZeneScene will be up and running soon in those cities… providing each enchilada lover with the opportunity to not only giggle over Superior margaritas.. but use ZeneScene to document their Mexican eating experience.

Until then, I’m enjoying the Mexican food variety all over Austin, and looking forward to my next trip to sip on something Superior. In the spirit of our upcoming holiday favorite, Happy Cinco de Mayo, and may your moves and taste buds contain salsa.