How Favor Turns Strangers into friends

Post can be seen on Wired, here.

Prologue – Creating Community One Favor at a Time

The story behind Favor, a new app-powered delivery service, starts with a daydream. When co-founders Zac Maurais and Ben Doherty worked together delivering pizzas in high school, on-demand…

Wired Magazine & Jack Daniels are putting on a Shark Tank-style event in a few cities this March. Ben Doherty and I are the judges for Austin. The winning pitch wins $5,000 & a strong drink on the rocks ;)

Anyone can enter here.

Best of luck,

-Zac

Favor explored what it means to deliver in 2016. What we found might surprise you. Spoiler Alert: There’s a penguin inside.

Repost. Original article can be seen on the Favor blog here. The Creative team did a great job pulling the 2016 recap together!

Whether it’s fifty thousand diapers or one last minute penguin suit, Favor delivers what the world needs now. And in 2016, the world needed us a lot…

This article is a re-post. The original story can be found here.

Austinites Ben Doherty and Zac Maurais built an on-demand delivery app from scratch. They started with two things, a great idea and a “Coding for Dummies” book. Now you can get anything delivered in Austin from food trailers and local restaurants to grocery items just by using the mobile app Favor.

Two young guns with a big idea have turned their on-demand delivery app Favor into a booming business in Austin. Favor’s drivers aren’t just delivery drivers; they’re personal assistants with the details at your fingertips.

When an entire company can agree and believe in their values it empowers everyone to make a massive impact on the business. Execs sitting around a table listing generic mottos and phrases results in a watered down message that likely is not what the company actually believes and is inspired…

In 1992 Check Daly assembled USA’s famous Olympic basketball team. Jordan. Pippen. Bird. ‘A Players’ at every position on the floor. They were the greatest team ever assembled. Over 20 years ago in Barcelona no opposing team stood a chance.

Investing in people is the best thing a startup can…

Food for Thought

“The domestic take-out market is $70 billion annually,” GrubHub CEO and co-founder Matt Maloney said in an interview with “Closing Bell.” Grubhub/Seamless is the biggest player in the US, and on track to process $3 billion this year. It sounds like a big number, that’s only the…

Above quote from First Round Capital.

As a founder, I’m helping shape Favor’s DNA. We’re scaling our team fast so it’s important we remain true to the ideals we started with. Culture is NOT bean bags, pets at work and nerf guns. Rather, it’s what we as a team believe, think, feel and do.

The values…

Do Yourself a Favor, Texans: Favor Delivery Service Now Available in Houston

Austin, TX — January 19th, 2014 — Favor, the mobile app that allows you to have anything you crave delivered, is extending its Texas stronghold to include Houston. …

Zac Maurais

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up / Picasso

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