For the first time in history, there will be a pop-up space for people who meet in dating sites in New York City all thanks to Bumble. Bumble popular dating app and has been operational since 2014. The pop-up location is expected to be a month-long installment intended to hold dates who are Bumble fans or anybody else who needs to hang out and be part of the Bumble brand. The space is decorated in a unique flavor specifically designed for Bumble. A physical location is the first step in an attempt for the dating startups to formalize the Bumble brand.
Most dating sites considered as taboos and the CEO and founder of Bumble, Whitney Wolfe says that Bumble will not be just a dating site but better services are attached to it. She added that a lot of people are willing to associate with the brand even if not necessarily for dating. This first step is just among the plans of Bumble’s vision because it is expected to expand on BumbleBizz in future to help the users to network both socially and professionally. This will help to retain users of the app who are not interested in dating.
The main agenda of the Bumble pop-up location is to have couples or friends to meet up or just stop by and check the space out. Whitney Wolfe expect to have events that focus on relationship and female entrepreneurship among others. A coffee bar will also be available at Bumble together with merchandise for sales of which the proceeds will be channeled towards charitable works.
About Whitney Wolfe
Whitney Wolfe is an American entrepreneur and the founder of Bumble where she serves as the CEO. She is also a co-founder of Tinder, and in the year 2016, Tinder and Bumble grabbed the first and fourth position respectively in a listing of the most popular dating apps.
In the year 2014 Wolfe was recognized by Business Insiders among the 30 Most Important Women Under 30 In Tech. She was also named among Elle’s women in tech and the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in the year 2016 and 2017 respectively. Bumble launched BumbleBFF for friends finding and expects to launch for BumbleBIZZ in future for professional meeting.
Mike Heiligenstein gave an interview to the San Antonio Business Journal and answered a few questions about the transportation issues in the region in 2014. He started by providing an explanation of why the State Highway 130 had lower traffic numbers while the Interstate was congested. He said that the first thing that should be done is to move trucks and other cars to the highway. The county would also have to figure out a way to change the travel behavior of people so that they could use the SH 130 more.
Mike was asked to give his opinion on the financial performance of toll roads because of the gas prices and the weakening economy. Heiligenstein said that toll roads were not the perfect solution, but they would be effective when combined with other methods. He stated that they had been able to fund the extension of the 183A from the revenue that they had received and did not have to depend on tax dollars. Heiligenstein also mentioned how they had gained confidence with the investor community in recent times. The bond rates were going up. Many investors had subscribed to their last offering than expected. He added that this was a sign that they were doing great work that would pay off in the long term.
Mike was also asked to offer thoughts on how congestion could be reduced in Eagle Ford Shale. Heiligenstein proposed that they should use toll tags to charge the trucks that used the roads that were maintained by the county. Mike explained that those roads were not made to withstand the weight of the trucks. This was from his experience as a public official. He finished by stating that a financing tool funded by the tax would be of some benefit. This is because many of the counties needed financial assistance to develop and maintain some of the roads.
Mike Heiligenstein is the executive director of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority. He took up the position in 2003 after serving as a public official for 23 years. He joined CTRMA when it was founded. He has been instrumental in its success. CTRMA has developed major roads in the region including the 183A, the MoPac Express Lanes, and the 290 Toll Expressways under his leadership. He is the president of the International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association (IBTTA). Heiligenstein is involved with several transportation committees in Austin including the Texas A & M Transportation Institute.
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