121 FOUNDING
MEMBERS JOINED
29 UNTIL
150 MEMBER MILESTONE
11% OF
1000 MEMBER GOAL
 

What

HANG LOCAL's mission is to foster joy and friendship through hanging out.

In 2011, HANG LOCAL started as a self funded project by Allen Romero to develop an app that lets friends know when you're free to hang out.

As the vision for HANG LOCAL evolved, a line of streetwear was serendipitously developed at SXSW in 2012 in support of the HANG LOCAL brand and lifestyle.

HANG LOCAL has been primarily a self funded project later garnering support from Founding HANG LOCAL Members. In early 2019 HANG LOCAL received its first angel investment to aid in pushing the larger vision ahead.

Fastest Way To Find Your Friends

To continue to make this HANG LOCAL sustainable, the goal is to sign up 1000 Founding Members. A 1 Year Membership costs $11.88, less than playing the lottery for one year.

Founding Members help steer HANG LOCAL's future and enjoy a growing list of benefits which include limited edition Founding Member stickers, 15% off for life from The HANG LOCAL Online Store and access to member only content.

Why HANG LOCAL

Over the years, I've found that people generally agree in the idea of an app to help us meet up with friends.  Additionally I'm told all the time from adults just how hard it is to make new friends as an adult. When I was at Google, I always thought someone else would build it.

Later at a TechCrunch Hackathon I realized no one in the tech community had solved these problems, and I started anew with fresh inspiration on what I thought would be an easy few months to code a 'hang out' app. Working on HANG LOCAL quickly turned into a calling to help us all hang out with each other more!

The current version of HANG LOCAL is the app I wish I had for years! I know it works because I've hung out with so many of you thanks to it!

Most popular apps for your phone are funded by the venture capital community or backed by large multi-billion dollar businesses like Facebook & Google. HANG LOCAL is different in that it remains independent with support from the HANG LOCAL community. Independence allows HANG LOCAL to focus on building the best product and services for the people and communities it serves.

The Hang Out App

It's easy to use HANG LOCAL to casually choose an activity and share it with friends.

Get off the couch and meet up with a friend for coffee or drinks.

Get active and set up golf, tennis, hoops, whatever with friends!

How It Works

HANG LOCAL Buddies are your friends you love hanging out with or want to close the gap with.

Your Buddies are selected from your phone's contacts book or quickly added via txt or e-mail. My favorite part is that your Buddies do not have to have HANG LOCAL to respond. They are sent a link via e-mail or txt and can easily reply.

Each time you create a Hangout, it's privately shared with those that you decide.

Membership Program

While HANG LOCAL started as a self-funded project, the HANG LOCAL Membership program was created as a way to make HANG LOCAL sustainable longterm. HANG LOCAL Membership is an option for individuals that like what they see so far and want to support HANG LOCAL's larger mission to foster joy and friendship through hanging out

HANG LOCAL Members are the like minded people that agree with HANG LOCAL's mission and serve as the patrons that add fuel to the fire so that it can grow.

Membership Benefits

They say it takes a village and HANG LOCAL Membership Members are the true believers that share our vision for the future.

Limited Edition FOUNDING MEMBER Stickers

The first 1000 Members join as HANG LOCAL Founding Members. When you join as a Founding Member, you'll get a personalized thank you letter which includes your limited edition HANG LOCAL FOUNDING MEMBER stickers.

HANG LOCAL FOUNDING MEMBER

These 3"x 2.25" yellow vinyl stickers are highly durable and designed for long term use. We've seen HANG LOCAL Members rock these stickers on everything from their cell phones to their surfboards.

HANG LOCAL FOUNDING MEMBER

15% HANG LOCAL Store Discount For Life

Membership has its privileges and HANG LOCAL Founding Members enjoy a 15% discount with any purchase from our online HANG LOCAL Store for life!.

We've created a few choice hats, tees and sweatshirts that you can shop for now and with your support we'll be localizing HANG LOCAL gear to your hometown hood in no time!

The HANG LOCAL lifestyle is real and we stand by all of HANG LOCAL gear with a 100% satisfaction guaranteed or your money back!

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👉 Claim YOUR 15% FOR LIFE discount

Behind The Scenes

See how the sausage is made with member only behind the scenes content of how HANG LOCAL is made and developed.Penguin and Tribe Members receive early access to HANG LOCAL's apps, services and features.

Early App Access

Adventurous Penguin and Tribe Members receive early access to HANG LOCAL's apps, services and features.

Founding Story

Born into a large family, I learned early about the importance of community. After completing my degree in Computer Engineering from Vanderbilt University, I made the trek west to San Francisco to work with my family on our startup that built social tools for families. The pure unpredictability of my average week made it hard to coordinate with friends.

At Google during the hyper growth years, and then again at the 2011 TechCrunch Hackathon, I continued to witness the challenges of meeting up in person.

Passionate about this work I set out to launch innovative solutions to these age old problems.

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Allen Romero

Memberships

Movement
Membership
$0.99 per month
Founding Membership
Limited Edition Stickers
15% Discount For Life
1 Social Media Follow
Requires 1st Year Commitment
Paid in full at $11.88
Penguin
Membership
$3.99 per month
Founding Membership
Limited Edition Stickers
15% Discount For Life
1 Social Media Follow
Early App Access
Requires 1st Year Commitment
Paid in full at $47.88
Love
Membership
$7.99 per month
Founding Membership
Limited Edition Stickers
15% Discount For Life
5 Social Media Follows
Early App Access
Love Matchmaking
Requires 1st Year Commitment
Paid in full at $95.88
Tribe
Membership
$19.99 per month
Founding Membership
Limited Edition Stickers
5 Social Media Follows
15% Discount For Life
Early App Access
Account Manager
Group Matchmaking
Direct Support Line
Requires 1st Year Commitment
Paid in full at $239.88

Founding Members

Founding Member #121
Angela None
Founding Member #120
Connie Mittendorf
San Francisco, CA
Founding Member #119
Kevin Gough
San Francisco, CA
Founding Member #118
Jason Burch
San Francisco, CA
Founding Member #117
Brian Katzman
Burlingame, CA
Founding Member #116
Akshay Sawhney
San Francisco, CA
Founding Member #115
Abe Kamarack
Washington, D.C.
Founding Member #114
O. Shane
Bellingham, WA
Founding Member #113
Peter Singh
San Francisco, CA
Founding Member #112
Cecily Urenay
Darien, CT
Founding Member #111
Turquoise Sofa
Founding Member #110
Jen Carlton
Santa Monica, CA
Founding Member #109
Sara Oswalt
Austin, TX
Founding Member #108
Sara Kirsner
Mill Valley, CA
Founding Member #107
Kimberly McKinley
Washington, D.C.
Founding Member #106
Jackie Losey
Founding Member #105
Will Jerro
McLean, VA
Founding Member #104
Tammy Romero
McLean, VA
Founding Member #103
Carter Trout
San Mateo, CA
Founding Member #102
Kate Gephardt
McLean, VA
Founding Member #101
Sean Sabarese
Orinda, CA
Founding Member #100
Stephanie Bausone
Escondido, Ca
Founding Member #099
Marcus Ronaldi
Daly City, CA
Founding Member #098
Bryan Woodward
San Jose, CA
Founding Member #097
Mark Drever
Leesburg, VA
Founding Member #096
Carson Golden
Charlotte, NC
Founding Member #095
Divya Shenoy
Alexandria, VA
Founding Member #094
Zach Chambers
Shreveport, LA
Founding Member #093
Harley McKinley
Washington, D.C.
Founding Member #092
Tom Spier
Boulder, CO
Founding Member #091
Anne Goss
Houston, TX
Founding Member #090
John Brust
San Francisco, CA
Founding Member #089
Brian Rule
Richmond, VA
Founding Member #088
Vanessa Warren
New York, NY
Founding Member #087
Mark Lillard
Arlington, VA
Founding Member #086
Nicole Hoffman
Houston, TX
Founding Member #085
Lauren Sparks Hamner
Houston, TX
Founding Member #084
Gary Su
New York, NY
Founding Member #083
Terri Murray
Ft. Mill, SC
Founding Member #082
Maria Pacheco
Palo Alto, CA
Founding Member #081
Ali Mian
Old Lyme, CT
Founding Member #080
Jenna Lyall
Brownsville, Vermont
Founding Member #079
Heidi Skinner
San Francisco
Founding Member #078
Owen Brainard
Austin, TX
Founding Member #077
Kat Tucker Rutkowski
Great Falls, VA
Founding Member #076
Erik Weiss
Atlanta, GA
Founding Member #075
Meghann Seidner
Los Angeles, CA
Founding Member #074
Trevor Hamilton
Dallas, TX
Founding Member #073
Peter Suen
San Francisco
Founding Member #072
Latane Conant
Chicago, IL
Founding Member #071
Meredith Moysey
Huntersville, NC
Founding Member #070
Janie Myers
Founding Member #069
Catherine Lacavera
San Francisco, CA
Founding Member #068
Perry Nelson
Austin, TX
Founding Member #067
Jamison Monroe
Nashville, TN
Founding Member #066
Jason Fernandez
Austin, TX
Founding Member #065
Adam Calderon
Amagansett, NY
Founding Member #064
Shaun Abram
Orinda, CA
Founding Member #063
Brinlea Johnson
New York, NY
Founding Member #062
Leigh Pence
Great Falls, VA
Founding Member #061
Kelly Kotzman
Manhattan Beach, CA
Founding Member #060
David Green
Roswell, GA
Founding Member #059
Gary Buxton
Milton, GA
Founding Member #058
Alexander Romero
Reston, VA
Founding Member #057
Igor Kopilenko
San Francisco
Founding Member #056
Mischa Rychener
Founding Member #055
Aimée Christensen
Ketchum, ID
Founding Member #054
Adam Watts
San Francisco, CA
Founding Member #053
Ali Edwards
New York, NY
Founding Member #052
Will Andre
Los Angeles, CA
Founding Member #051
Alan Chan
San Francisco, CA
Founding Member #050
Kailey Gorbold
Eagle, CO
Founding Member #049
Timothy Brandt
Santa Monica, CA
Founding Member #048
Tyler Willoughby
Charlotte, NC
Founding Member #047
Pamela Saenger
New York, NY
Founding Member #046
John Romero
Birmingham, AL
Founding Member #045
Justin McBride
Venice, CA
Founding Member #044
Janelle Varley
Durham, NC
Founding Member #043
Sarah Martin
Great Falls, VA
Founding Member #042
Lisa Walker
Virginia
Founding Member #041
Robin Kennedy
Fredericksburg, VA
Founding Member #040
Arun Singh
Atlanta, GA
Founding Member #039
Wes Fisher
El Cerrito, CA
Founding Member #038
Nikilesh Kopparthi
Fairfax, VA
Founding Member #037
Brandoin Flickinger
Falls Church, VA
Founding Member #036
Christopher Welsh
San Francisco, CA
Founding Member #035
Gregg Glick
Alameda, CA
Founding Member #034
Patrick Hale
Atlantic Beach, FL
Founding Member #033
Chris Mace
Boston, MA
Founding Member #032
Manpreet Singh
Washington, DC
Founding Member #031
Ed McWilliams
Oaxaca, Mexico
Founding Member #030
Kerry Dantzing
San Francisco, CA
Founding Member #029
Ted Reynolds
Great Falls, VA
Founding Member #028
Dayna Mullins
Founding Member #027
Jill Pentemonti
Washington, DC
Founding Member #026
Christian DiCarlo
San Francisco, CA
Founding Member #025
Katie Barnett Stratton
San Francisco, CA
Founding Member #024
Perrin Chiles
Los Angeles, CA
Founding Member #023
Andrew Kingsdale
SF, CA
Founding Member #022
Terra Naomi
Los Angeles, CA
Founding Member #021
Mickey Gupta
San Francisco, CA
Founding Member #020
Gabe Francis
London, England
Founding Member #019
Karen Schandler
Arlington, VA
Founding Member #018
June McCormack
Indianapolis, IN
Founding Member #017
Tori Emerson Barnes
Washington, D.C.
Founding Member #016
Stephanie Hoos
Denver, CO / London, England
Founding Member #015
Maggie Mittendorf
San Francisco, CA
Founding Member #014
Grace Kim
New York City
Founding Member #013
Alec Go
Williamsport, PA
Founding Member #012
David Gammill
Hermosa Beach, CA
Founding Member #011
Steve Lin
SF, CA
Founding Member #010
Bob Cohen
Boulder, CO
Founding Member #009
Stuart Satullo
Dallas, TX / Hermosa Beach, CA
Founding Member #008
Joe J Bernabe
SF, CA
Founding Member #007
Allen Romero
SF / LA / DC
Founding Member #006
Ian Loizeaux
London, U.K.
Founding Member #005
Lyn Graft
Austin, TX
Founding Member #004
Caroline Dimitri
Bronxville, NY
Founding Member #003
Matt
Indianapolis
Founding Member #002
Jamie Agnew
New York City
Founding Member #001
Gonzalo Romero
Reston, VA

Frequent Questions

Where is HANG LOCAL available?

HANG LOCAL works wherever you are in the world to locate nearby friends by using a combination of your cell phone's GPS and information from your address book.

Do Friends Have To Have The App?

No. HANG LOCAL will send an e-mail or txt to your friends that do not have the app to let them know you wanna hang. Friends can quickly reply whether they are in or out.

What Is Early App Access?

Early App Access allow members to use our apps and they are being developed and before they are released to the public.

Why Is There a 1 Year Commitment?

We are committed to the long-term success of HANG LOCAL. Building world class software takes more than 1 month. Joining as a HANG LOCAL Members is a commitment to its long-term success. We are in this for the long game and we want out members to be too!

What Is The Member Number?

Every sponsor is issued an official HANG LOCAL Founding Member number used for member-only discounts and member-only events.

When Will HANG LOCAL Launch?

The HANG LOCAL iOS app is currently available in the Apple App Store here. The HANG LOCAL Android app is currently under development. There is not yet a public launch date for Android.

Who Does HANG LOCAL Use For Locations Services?

HANG LOCAL uses the Foursquare API for place locations.

Who Does HANG LOCAL Use For Payment Processing?

HANG LOCAL uses Stripe for secure payment processing.

What Is Your Privacy Policy?

HANG LOCAL's Privacy Policy is located here.