San Francisco startup Vortex7 is still debating whether or not they should travel to Austin to launch their mobile tornado tracking app aimed at ”Tornado-surfing” enthusiasts.
“Tornado-surfing,” according to its founder Shaun White, “is the fastest growing sport in the American mid-West.” “What you do,” White says, “is get on your snowboard, strap a parachute to your back ‘just in case’, jump into a tornado, and just pull off some gnarly tricks.”
Vortex7′s app will allow users to predict and locate the devastating, home destroying, columns of swirling wind.
“SXSW would be a great time to launch,” says Vortex7 employee Jacob Hook, “it’s right in the middle of tornado season!” However, as it is already Friday, and there are some in the Vortex7 camp not convinced they will “be able to find hotels rooms let alone deliver one of the keynote speeches on short notices.”
Vortex7 CEO, Roger Sever, called an emergency meeting early this morning to “hear more opinions, continue to weigh the pros and cons, and see if they could get Shaun White to make a celebrity appearance at the last minute.” “How difficult can planning an event at SXSW actually be?” Sever asked rhetorically. However, when several members of the marketing team began to raise concerns they were immediately shushed by Sever.
Speaking to CachedTech anonymously, one disgruntled Vortex7 employee pointed out that the app “isn’t even done yet.” “These guys are talking about setting up a launch party with Maroon 5 and tons of ‘swag’ and this app couldn’t find a tornado in a broom closet.”
At press time, Vortex7 was still locked away debating whether or not they should rent an R.V. or ask Kayne if they could hop a ride to Austin in his private jet.
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