Tech-based company BringMeThat has been accepted into the Triangle Startup Factory for a three-month spring session and is currently launching its service in North Carolina. As of mid-April, BringMeThat offers delivery from more than 1,200 restaurants across the state, with hundreds more set to be added.
Started at the beginning of the year, BringMeThat has created a system for customers to place delivery orders online without ever needing to use the phone. The site features comprehensive lists of restaurants that offer delivery, searchable by address. BringMeThat began in Ohio, where it features more than 1,400 restaurant listings across 300 cities.
Located in downtown Durham, on the historic American Tobacco Campus, the Triangle Startup Factory is "the most highly-capitalized technology accelerator in the southeast," created to launch early-stage tech companies. BringMeThat received $50,000 in upfront funding and is eligible for up to $150,000 in additional funding. As one of only six businesses in the program, the company will be immersed in a network of technology experts and entrepreneurial mentors.
BringMeThat was created by friends Michael LaMarca and Jason Liang. Coming from New York City, an area saturated with food services, the co-founders wanted to bring an online ordering system to North Carolina. Cities like Durham, where the food culture is burgeoning thanks to the national media spotlight, would gain access to aggregated digital menus. While specialized delivery services already exist in some NC cities, BringMeThat will provide exhaustive lists that also cover the state's underserved rural areas.
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