Thursday, May 4th, 2023
On March 11th, I had the chance to watch cofipass finally come to life. Our founding team (Abhinav, Ricky, Max) met together in Austin, Texas to unveil our new web-app to the public. Our inaugural launch party brought in over 200+ attendees from across the country, with people from diverse backgrounds spanning technology, venture capital, finance, real estate, and the fine arts.
We celebrated the launch of cofipass at our first partner cafe, Cuvée Coffee, a coffee bar where professional bartenders served top-shelf espresso martinis and coffee cocktails that sampled Cuvée's world famous Karmadillo espresso and Nitro Cold Brew. At our first "reserve partner," users can make reservations on the cofipass app for free, as long as they hit the $10 tab minimum during their session.
After incorporating design feedback from our launch users over the last few weeks, cofipass available and ready-to-use for anyone in search of work-friendly and specialty cafes across the world, currently serving the United States and India (select cities in Europe coming Summer 2023). Our search engine allows users to filter for important work-friendly criteria in the form of "badges." We have six badges and hope to expand to more criteria as we gather additional data from our users:
Wondering what's next for cofipass? We're currently building "Starbucks Rewards for everyone else." Set to release by Fall 2023, cofipass is working with shop owners to create a FinTech powered loyalty engine that will:
We could not have made this event possible without the support from our event sponsors. Please check out these Austin-based companies that are selling some pretty incredible products - you might even find some of these brands at your local coffee shop today!
If you are an investor, designer, or engineer, we would love to chat. Please don't hesitate to find time on my calendar here.
If you are a student at a university or college and want to learn more about our upcoming student ambassador program, please write me a note at [email protected] with some initial information about yourself and the school you are studying at.
And of course, if you are looking for a work-friendly coffeeshop, click the button!
founder & ceo