Chirpme Takes Dating Beyond Coffee

WHAT: A dating service that connects people through dates. ChirpMe [ @chirpme ] posts new places to go and things to do daily in San Francisco, San Jose, Miami and eventually, Chicago. Users select places that would be fun dates and message people to go.

LAUNCHERS: Jonathan Viner, Kevin, Josh, Brendan

INSPIRATION: Too many dates over coffee left Jonathan Viner feeling more like those dates were more like jobs interviews rather than searching for love.

BUSINESS MODEL: Free to sign up. Users purchase dates from ChirpMe at a discounted price from Gilt City. If a user purchase a venue a doesn't find a date, ChirpMe refunds the user in full.

CUSTOMERS/GROWTH: Currently, for each friend invited, ChirpMe credits the account $30