What’s spookier than not having access to reliable childcare? Tandem CoFounders McKenzie Kennelly and Natalie Aimling taught us how Tandem is helping to alleviate that concern with their product, an app that provides the ONLY free marketplace for reliable, vetted childcare.
Vinny and Connor, dressed as Shaggy and Fred from the mystery gang, gave us a humorous cocktail demo for a tasty “Finding Scooby Doo” cocktail. Recipe below!
Then it was time for the main event! Tandem CoFounder McKenzie Kennelly taught us how to create and host an iOS App. She told us their story of launching a MVP (minimum viable product) fast; Then they kept developing to get to where they needed to be.
She heavily recommends having a “new things budget”, where you can use what you know and put aside some funds for learning. They started their journey using Heroku, because that’s what they knew and could get off the ground fast. They advised a mindset of thinking through how you can get off the ground, the “what do you need to know vs what do you know already?”
After some Q&A (there were many questions, get em Rini!) and some spooky monster trivia with Dhruva, Natalie was able to speak to Tandem’s awesome culture! They shared that they believe that they are all active stewards of the environment. That they expect their team to treat each other with respect, vulnerability, and kindness. No matter how long someone has been at the company, all are expected to lead as much as they follow, to learn as much as they teach.
1 part call Bourbon, like Four Roses (for Mocktail, replace with Ginger Beer)
2.5 parts Good Apple Cider
.3 parts Demerara Syrup (sugar in the raw & water, heated until the sugar has dissolved)
Cinnamon Stick, for garnish
Honeycrisp apple, for garnish
A Tall Glass
Line the rim of the tall glass with Cinnamon Sugar. Carefully add some ice. Set Aside. In your shaker, combine your apple cider, bourbon, and syrup with fresh ice. Shake between 20-30 times. Strain over tall glass. Garnish with apple slice, cinnamon stick, and enjoy.