Watch this: video introducing iBeacon restaurant app Mahana at SXSW 2014

Mahana

I had the honor of introducing super hot startup Mahana at Capital Factory’s demo day during SXSW 2014.  Mahana is an iBeacon restaurant app and service that informs me how long the wait is at a restaurant and makes me a VIP when decide to go.  Using Apple’s iBeacon technology the app notifies the restaurant when I arrive of my preferences.  It is a super cool app and in beta at select restaurants in Austin.

Mahana received a ton of buzz during SXSW from media and investors.  I love this company.  Here is the video of the pitch from Mahana co-founder and CEO Bryan Menell:

Just video:

Bell & Ross B-Rocket

To arrive at the design of its B-Rocket watches, B & R first designed a custom aviation-influenced Harley-Davidson motorcycle which served as inspiration for the watch faces. Seems like a roundabout route, but both look great.