Austin startup launches event guide with mobile app
AUSTIN, TX (November 26, 2012) - Austin-based startup MetroSeeker.com announces the debut of EventSeeker, an event guide and mobile app. Ysmay, the 26-year-old CEO and founder of MetroSeeker.com, says, “EventSeeker will add a whole new dimension to our service.”
MetroSeeker.com is an online residential guide that focuses on the personality of a city and of the people who make it what it is. “We want people to find a city that fits their personality,” says Ysmay. “And it’s our exclusive Featured Local interviews that really help bring it all together. We have been fortunate to feature to some really awesome people including legendary tattoo artist Freddy Negrete, cultural icon Jerry Springer, and Austin’s very own NY Times Best Selling cookbook authors The Casserole Queens.”
Currently focused on residential life in nine American cities - including Austin - Ysmay says something was missing. “Let’s say it worked; you found a city to love for life. Now what? What do you do once you’re there? How do you meet people? The answer is EventSeeker.”
Publicists, promoters, small business owners, or anybody with an event to promote will be able to sign up for an account and publish an event.
“Unlike our competitors who offer basic listings with limited information and zero pictures, all our event listings will have photos, be available on mobile, and be promoted to our own social networks,” explains Ysmay. “However, we’re not interested in events like the upcoming Justin Bieber concert. We want to present the events that show off a city’s personality,” adds Cynthia Wenslow, MetroSeeker’s COO. “After all, where but Austin could you attend Eeyore’s Birthday Party or the O. Henry Pun Off?”
More than an app and an event guide, EventSeeker is a stepping stone to something larger for the bootstrapped MetroSeeker.com. “EventSeeker paves the way for us to host and sponsor events of our own, which is something I am really looking forward to.” says Ysmay, excitedly.
Will users have to pay for the service? Ysmay says no, the visitor won’t, but there may be a fee to post an event in the future. “Like our city guides, EventSeeker is, and will remain, free to the visitor because I don’t believe knowledge is a commodity. But we may end up charging a nominal fee to list an event down the line to help cover maintenance costs. If this happens, it will cost less than our competitors, and all of our Featured Locals will have free event listings for life.”
About MetroSeeker: MetroSeeker.com goes beyond ordinary residential guidebooks, dreary Chamber of Commerce fluff, and predictable "Best Of" lists. MetroSeeker is dedicated to showcasing the true personality of a city and of the people who make it what it is.
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