While there seems to be an app for everything these days, Kevin Bolger II and Ryan Glosniak found a void in the $24B bar and nightclub scene. They plan on capitalizing on the crowded floor space by offering Tally, an app that allows users to order and pay for their drinks with a couple of swipes.
Bolger and Glosniak co-founded Tally along with Sean Doyce (not pictured) in 2014, after extensive research in market, its potential (75,000+ bars and nightclubs nationwide) and growth (4+% annually). While product development and programming started early 2015, there was a lot to do to set up an infrastructure that would attract investors and prove the scalability of the product.
Incorporation, operating agreements, vendor and employee contracts, other legal issues and intellectual property protection required the professional support of a legal and tax team. Raymond Jacobi III, Esq. and Bruce Jackson, Esq. have been “on point and accessible” through the initial start-up and as issues have risen.
With speed of commerce, Tally has been cautious to integrate with the right software partners, provide an app experience that will set the bar high for copycats and selectively identify initial client partners. Now in 12 bars and clubs in the Chicagoland area, Tally is scaling business development and leveraging connections to grow their clients and consumer-base.