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Connecting fans one tailgate at a time. 

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Connecting fans one tailgate at a time. 

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See the picture above? It seems like everyone’s having an insanely great time, right? Well it wasn’t always like that…

See that guy in the orange colored shirt with the funny looking hair? That’s me. My name’s Austin Robinson, I'm the president and founder of TellGate. The other guy sitting on that beautiful boat, wearing a navy dri-fit, that's Omar Alghoul, the CEO and co-founder.

Believe it or not, I still remember being 18 years old, going to my first Florida vs. LSU game. That game was a BIG deal. When Cody and I arrived at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, the first thing we did was look for a good tailgate spot to get the energy going, seemed reasonable. Well, let’s just say that the first tailgate we set foot in, was the last one…

That was by far the most awkward moment of my life…people staring, making us feel unwelcome as if it were Will Smith's movie Independence Day, and Cody and I were the aliens. It’s funny, the one recurring statement I heard was “who are these guys?”.  

I remember October 17th, 2016, my buddy Omar and I were pulling an all nighter “studying” for an accounting exam, but really just talking about sports. It suddenly hit me, why not create an app where, with the touch of a button, a person could order people to setup & breakdown their tailgate spot for them?...The rest was history.

Everyone knows tailgating is the most fun experience for any game day, but little do people know how hard it is to find a friendly tailgate, but here Omar and I are today, with TellGate, the app that’s going to revolutionize game days because now you can request people to setup & breakdown your tailgate spot, find areas near you where people are tailgating, see which team certain parties are sided with and what food & beverages are provided at the spot! Also through our partnership with Lyft, you can jump from one spot to the other! If you have trouble finding a good tailgate spot on game day, with TellGate, that problem will be nonexistent.

Now friends…the countdown to August begins.

 

Founders


Founders