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How did the cofounders of yobongo come up with the name … yobongo!


Yobongo! If you’re lucky enough to be one of the early beta testers of the much anticipated location-based mobile startup then I’m sure you don’t mind yelling Yobongo out loud and you get it. For others waiting to beta test are posting tweets with a sense of frustration, jealousy, all with a nervous sense of anticipation to see if Yobongo is going to live up to the hype. If you don’t believe me just look a some of the tweets below.

Like many web/tech mobile startups, sometimes the hardest part of launching a startup after you come up with an idea is coming up with the name. This had me thinking about how did Caleb Elston and David Kasper the cofounders of yobongo come up with the name yobongo. It seems as though I wasn’t the only one as while we were “yobonging” one day someone asked Caleb the big question. How did you come up with the name yobongo? You can see the answer via a yobongo screenshot below.


There you have it, someone just yelled yobongo, then a domain registration and six months later yobongo is getting ready to take sxsw by storm. More on yobongo coming soon and you can sign up for a beta invite at

Does the name yobongo work for the startup that’s going to provide a new way for people to chat with others nearby?

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