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Wish there was a way to play organized sports without committing to a full league season?  Now you can…

The CMO of the most popular rec sports app taking over the nation explains how.

Remember how much fun it was to play your favorite sport years ago?  But now life has got in the way and it’s hard to find the time.  Don’t you wish there was a way to play in games whenever you want to without a season long commitment?  Well now you can…

Subme is a free mobile app that allows users to join a rec league or pickup game for any sport whenever it is convenient for them.  The app is a community of people who enjoy playing sports, but might not have the time to commit to a full season or simply enjoy meeting new people through the games.  Users “create a game” and specify how many players they are looking to have join their game.  Anyone with the app can view these postings and join any game as a player in their game.  ALL FOR FREE!

Subme launched in Chicago in early 2016 and was quickly adopted by social leagues and recreational players throughout the city.  Mid 2016 Subme expanded their operations to San Diego, Dallas and Austin, and so far it’s been nothing short of another home run.  There are more than 15 million adults who play organized recreational sports*.  Now imagine the market for people who would like to play organized sports but don’t have the time or desire to commit to a full season.  This is the size of the Subme customer base.

What problems are Subme solving in the social sports industry?

LEAGUE CAPTAINS
League captains are often faced with situations where some of their team members are not able to make a game due to scheduling conflicts, sick days, or just plain flakiness.  Captains are then left with having to spend time emailing, calling, texting and asking friends to help them find substitutes so they do not have to forfeit the game. Sometimes forfeiting also comes with league financial penalties.

LEAGUES
With forfeits, the game may still happen knowing that a team is given an automatic loss or the game might not happen at all.  Either way people sign up for leagues to play a fun and competitive game, and forfeits take away from that.  With increasing league competition and field reservation fees, leagues’ primary goal is to make the gaming experience more enjoyable, which in turn increases memberships and revenue.  Forfeits are the last thing leagues want.

PICK UP GAME ORGANIZERS
Often times people who want to organize a game do not know enough friends who are interested in playing.  It can also be difficult for less outgoing individuals to reach out to people.

PLAYERS
Many people do not want to commit to a full season with weekly games or cannot financially afford to participate in leagues.  Or they may be interested in local pickup games but do not know about where and when to find them.

Subme Co-Founder and CMO with excitement tells SD Tech Scene, “All these problems are solved by using the Subme mobile platform.  Game organizers can post that they are looking for players, put the phone back in their pocket and they’re notified when they have a full game of players ready to go.  Players can open the app anytime they feel like playing.  Subme’s mission is to encourage health and wellness by providing positive player experiences through social and sport activities.  We want to make it easy for people to stay active through rec sports.”

SD Tech Scene asks:  Should leagues be worried that you are taking away from their businesses by allowing people to play 1-off games rather than signing up for a league?

“Our goals are aligned with social sport leagues.  We’re here to make Captain’s lives easier when it comes to finding subs and to help reduce forfeits.  We have seen users sign up for full seasons after playing in 1 game that they found through the Subme app.  And that’s what leagues want.  Our platform is completely agnostic when it comes to leagues or specific sports.  Our goal, like leagues, is to encourage more active social sport participation.  We do this by solving their existing problems related to finding subs while bringing new, non-members to their league ecosystem.  We’re essentially helping grow their business.”

Given the rapid growth rate Subme has seen in their 1st year of business, expect this technology seems to have knocked it out of the park.  formed relationships with numerous leagues, university intramural programs, non-profit organizations, local sporting businesses and much, much more.  Subme is looking like it could quickly be the nation’s champions for rec sports.

Start playing today by downloading Subme at http://appsto.re/us/VJQW9.i

* The Size and Scope of the Sports Industry in the United States

*For questions and comments, please contact eric@subme.co.

* Only available for iOS.  Soon available on Google Play.

Type Your Ringtone ProHave you ever wanted your phone to speak to you when you’re getting a call or a notification of any kind? Or, perhaps it’s something you never knew you wanted.
The new Android app, Type Your Ringtone, does just this. Using text-to-speech, this app lets you create your own custom ringtones that actually talk to you.

Type Your Ringtone works with the default text-to-speech engine installed on your device, giving you the ability to change the engine and utilize a never ending list of voices. Using some of the new, and free, high quality voices from engines like Google Text-to-Speech, allow you to create unusually real sounding human voice ringtones. Or, adjust the speed and pitch of the voice, for some pretty funny effects.

Features include:

  • Set your notification sound for a specific app (Android 4.3 or higher required)
  • Set your notification sound for a specific contact (Android 4.4 or higher required)
  • Set your ringtone for a specific contact
  • Set the default ringtone or notification sound for the device
  • Control both speed and pitch of the ringtone voice
  • Easy and intuitive interface
  • Choose from a variety of languages
  • See all the custom sounds that you’ve created
  • Easily play or delete them, or set them as your new notification or ringtone sound

Pro version – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.twoclaw.typeyourringtonepro

Lite version – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.twoclaw.typeyourringtone

Developed by San Diego based TwoClaw Apps
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Chefs RollWe had the chance to talk to the co-founders of Chef’s Roll, a San Diego startup that allows chefs to list their culinary experience and professional profiles online. The new company is styling itself the “LinkedIn for Chefs.” Here is what the co-founders, Thomas Keslinke (a 13-year hospitality veteran) and Frans van der Lee (the “technical” co-founder, who has 15 years of web development experience) had to say:

Q: Why did you found Chef’s Roll? What are you passionate about?

We founded Chef’s Roll to help give chefs, who we respect immensely, their due.  They are some of the hardest working people on the planet; it is literally a war every time they step into the kitchen. I’m passionate about tech, having been a web developer for over 15 years, but I’m also a big food and wine lover and have even won a BBQ competition. My colleague, Thomas, is equally passionate about food and wine. He’s been in the hospitality industry for 13 years and has managed and opened all types of restaurants and directed a $42 million hospitality operation at Deloitte and Touche in Washington, DC.

Q: You say that c​hefs’ digital presence often doesn’t match the quality of their cuisine, what is a good personal anecdote that happened to you that shows that?

Many of our “founding chefs” are celebrity chefs that have appeared on TV and own entire restaurant groups. Early on, we were building their profiles for them and, during our research, we found broken links on their websites or information that hadn’t been updated in years. There was a vast disconnect between the bold and beautiful flavors and ambience we were experiencing at their restaurants and what we were seeing on their websites. I don’t want to name names and get any PR people fired!

Q: What kind of communication needs do c​hefs have?

Chefs are truly the new rockstars. Their fans want to know what events they are appearing at, where they eat on their day off and more about them, in general. Many chefs are constantly reaching for more exposure and participating in food festivals, trying to get TV time, and courting the media. A Chef’s Roll profile gives them a simple solution to be ready when a new opportunity arises and, in many cases, to attract those opportunities as casting directors for top food shows are using Chef’s Roll as a scouting tool. For those chefs that shy away from the spotlight and solely focus on their craft, a profile on Chef’s Roll is an easy way to showcase their passion and hard work without screaming for attention.

Q: In the culinary industry, is it all about who you know? How does it work to get jobs on the inside?

Absolutely, but more importantly – would that person you know recommend you? Chefs don’t want to be responsible for the weak link in the kitchen, so endorsements are not handed out generously. One thing in our development pipeline is a recommendation engine. I guarantee chefs won’t use it as irreverently as people use LinkedIns; it will mean something.

Q: Leveraging the web site, do you believe that it’s possible to find the colleague of a ​chef that you idolize, and end up working for them?

Yes, especially by looking at their work history.  When I browse through our chefs’ experience section I see restaurants that I have personally eaten at or know the owners of. The culinary world, while seemingly large, is surprisingly small.  Chefs are all about mentorship and if you can show that you are genuine and a hard worker, anything is possible.

Q: We have to ask, why use Chef’s Roll and not LinkedIn or Facebook?

If you look at one of our chefs’ profiles and then at their LinkedIn profile, the answer is clear. Cedric Vongerichten is a good example:

Chef’s Roll profile: https://www.chefsroll.com/CedricVongerichten
LinkedIn profile: www.linkedin.com/pub/cedric-vongerichten/47/a79/5a

Even our URLs are prettier!

As for Facebook, it is a great social tool, but what we offer is a more curated, professional online identity. Plus, you must be a member of those other networks to see someone’s full profile; our profiles can be viewed by anyone.

Q: Why did you found the company in San Diego?

My co-founder and I both call San Diego home and in today’s digital world, proximity is less important. We have done in-person outreach in some of the major food cities and face to face is certainly important, but we are going after chefs worldwide, not just NY, SF, LA and Chicago.

Q: What are the upcoming goals that you have for the web site?

Our main goal is on-boarding more chefs for the profiles and restaurants for the job board.  Once we achieve more scale we will be rolling out more networking functionality. We are also working on a mobile version of the site since our chefs are always on the go and there is a mobile app in the plans that will have chefs thinking about Chef’s Roll on a daily basis.

http://chefsroll.com

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If you want to become an Entrepreneur, this is your best opportunity. This employment opportunity will allow you to become a part owner in an exciting new web-based company.

Consider that many major Internet-based company’s were started by small groups of individuals working together. Yahoo was founded by two graduate students. Google also can trace it’s origins to a couple of graduate students. Facebook, Youtube, Ebay, LinkedIn…the list goes on. All of these companies started small, grew quickly, became household names and provided their founders with a great deal of professional success.

How are these founders different than the average person? Is it that they have amazing ideas that no one else has? Did they just get lucky? Good ideas and good fortune help, but all of these founders success stems from the fact that they worked hard and were willing to “take a risk” on an exciting, new adventure.

I’m seeking people who have the same desire to build a new business from scratch. This new business will be developed from the ground up. It will be a web-based organization. Further details will be provided to the individuals who are selected for this employment opportunity.

Just who am I? I’m a business owner with over 20 years experience running my own companies. I currently own and operate two companies, both of which I built from scratch. I am putting together a small team of individuals to create this new business.

Specifically I am seeking the following type of person:
• Self-motivated, self-directed; someone who sees a problem and starts working on a solution
• Strong experience with online social networking
• Technical skills, such as web site development or programming are required
• Most important: the motivation to learn. Starting a new business involves a huge learning curve and the willingness to absorb new tactics and techniques.

This is an offer of employment in which you will work part time for the company in exchange for stock (ownership) in the company. This is not a “get rich” quick scheme nor a MLM. You will not be asked to invest money into the company, but rather your time and effort in which your will be compensated with stock.

If you are interested, please be aware that you should already be supporting yourself through some other means. As with most successful new businesses, this one won’t be designed to generate initial cash flow, but rather grow (hopefully quickly) into a thriving business. Rewards will come in the form of making the business profitable and receiving a share of this profit via your ownership in the company.

If you are still interested, please respond to this post with the following:

#1. A brief description about yourself. Focus on your character traits that would make you a good fit for this opportunity. Please keep this description to under 500 words (about a page of text in a word processor programmer).
#2. A resume.
#3. Your current status (college student, employed, self-employed, etc.). Again, I expect that you will have another source of income, so having a full-time job or being a college student is not a “negative”.