LOS ANGELES (February 24, 2014) – Dog Land, a new social app for dog lovers, will be featured at the Young Presidents’ Organization Global Edge on February 26.
The team behind the app will present Dog Land at the event, which also features prestigious speakers including Magic Johnson, Robert Redford, Larry King and James Cameron. The event will be held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.
“Being chosen to speak at this event is a great honor! This has been an exciting first month,” says President & Creative Director Gareth Wilson. “But the work never stops. We’re building technology that we hope enriches the lives of dogs and the people who love them.”
The app, which has been attracting thousands of new users each week, lets users share photos, connect with fellow dog lovers and find and vote on dog friendly places such as dog parks, pet stores, cafés, hotels and more. Users can “mark their territory” at their favorite places and, if they like something, they “dig it.”
The idea for the app came about when CEO Jonathan Kolker got a Cocker Spaniel named Eddie. Kolker was curious as to what were the most dog friendly places in the city. It was then that Wilson, Kolker’s friend since first grade, suggested that they partner and create Dog Land.
CTO Richard Lung describes Dog Land as “The place to share your life with your dog.” Lead Developer Guillermo Flores adds, “Dog Land works so well because it provides a social networking experience with the unique hook of crowdsourcing dog friendly data.”
The team says that they hope their exposure at YPO Global Edge will help even more dog lovers find their app and connect the passionate community of dog lovers worldwide.
YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) is a not-for-profit, global network of young chief executives connected around the shared mission of becoming Better Leaders Through Education and Idea ExchangeTM. Founded in 1950, YPO today provides 20,000 peers and their families in more than 120 countries with access to unique experiences, world-class resources, alliances with top learning institutions, and specialized networks that help them enhance their business, community and personal leadership.
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