We’ve been selected to showcase at Tech Cocktail’s SXSW event! (We need YOUR VOTE!)

I’m incredible excited and humbled to share with you that our bootstrapped startup Gauss – The People Magnet has been selected to showcase at the prestigious Tech Cocktail #Startuplife Celebration event at SXSW in Austin, TX on March 10th!

We’re honored to be selected for this group of highly esteemed startups!


for the People’s Choice Award! (Many of those other startups are well-funded and supported so we ned all the help we can get!)

Head over to this page, scroll down, check the button next to “ and click the button labeled “Vote” at the bottom of the page.


Help spread, tweet and share the message and VOTE for your favorite bootstrapped startup for the People’s Choice Award! Thank you! <3

If you want to talk, meet up, hang out and perhaps grab a beer or a coffee with us at SXSW, chat us up on twitter @getGauss, say hi on Facebook or drop us an email, call or iMessage us at +4915140133149.


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We made it to LeWeb 2011!

We at @getGauss made it to LeWeb 2011 all because of people like YOU helped vote us there! We are very grateful for your support!

Have you been wondering what our bootstrapped startup is all about? Watch our live world premiere from on stage at LeWeb in Paris:

This is what Gauss – The People Magnet is all about:

The amazing pitch coaches to whom we owe our pitching steez – Chris Shipley (@cshipley) and Michelle Messina:

Videobombing Sean Parker’s keynote live on-screen, meeting Geraldine and Loïc backstage:

Interviewed by TechCrunch Europe on the LeWeb Radio:

Interviewed by the wonderful Mylène Schwinte (@swantoka) for the Leonardo Davinci Institute:

Hustling in the LeWeb Startup Exhibition hall:

Time to thank our fans personally after voting for us:


We need your votes!

Our bootstrapped startup Gauss – The People Magnet (@getGauss) has made it to the @LeWeb Startup Competition semi finals! Now we need you to vote for us and help us spread the word so we will be one of the 16 startups allowed to pitch at the @LeWeb finals in Paris in December.

Here’s how:

1. Visit and click the “vote” button to the right of the video.

2. Spread the link to everybody in the universe!

3. Come back and visit every 24 hours until November 13th and give us another vote by clicking the vote button to the right of the video.

Thanks! <3


Gauss – The People Magnet

I’ve been way too busy lately and should probably have filled you in on what the hell I am up to these days much earlier. Anyways – here’s the lowdown.

As I alluded to a while back, I’m co-founding a new tech startup in the social/local/mobile space. It just took a hell of a lot longer than expected to assemble a willing and able crew of bootstrappers to make it happen, but now it’s finally happening!

Introducing ‘Gauss – The People Magnet’!

Did you ever find yourself wondering if you are missing out on meeting interesting relevant people around you right now? Gauss (@getGauss) answers that question for you; It discovers, helps you with approaching, connecting and actually meeting up with the people relevant to you around you right now.

Gauss (@getGauss) is a real-time proximity based discovery and introduction engine. The first product we’re shipping is an iPhone app; a People Magnet for your pocket.

You connect the app with the social networks and services that you currently use (like Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, etc), pocket the magnet and carry on. Gauss will instantly start with discovering and attracting relevant people to you.

Gauss aims to reduce the seeming randomness of serendipitous encounters and the hassles related to approaching and connecting with relevant new people in lasting and meaningful ways.

Gauss is also the unit of measurement of a magnetic field, named after the legendarily awesome German mathematician and physicist Carl Friedrich Gauss.

Be sure to sign up and spread the word for an early beta access if this sounds like your kind of thing! You can read more on the Gauss Blog.