SOURCE: Zenergo


May 06, 2011 09:00 ET

Zenergo Launches Activity-Based Social Network; Gives Active Consumers New Starting Line

Zenergo Connects People Based on Sports, Hobbies and General Interests; Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Team In Training Chapter Among First to Join

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - May 6, 2011) - The "lean forward" aspect of social media received an energy boost today with the launch of Zenergo, a social network allowing members to connect with like-minded people based on activities, including sports, hobbies and social interests. Encouraging members to "Activate Your Life," the new network is a unique entry into the burgeoning niche social media category, providing an integrated platform that connects people both online and offline.

"After two years of planning and taking the pulse of how people use social media and, more importantly, how they want to use social media, Zenergo is ready for action," said CEO and founder Patrick Ferrell. "Our goal is to help people move from the interactive online experience to the more active pursuits that fulfill their social lives."

Some of the groups and individuals among Zenergo's early adopters, include:

  • Athletes and enthusiasts such as runners, cyclists, swimmers, hikers and tri-athletes
  • Busy moms/parents for their own social needs and their kids'
  • Event organizers, intramural sports leagues and training groups
  • Active singles and people who have recently relocated to another state or town
  • Wine oenophiles, beer connoisseurs and social clubs
  • Hobbyists wishing to share their craft with others

For example, a local runners' group can post a Saturday trail run, organizing current members and virally attracting new ones. Someone new to an area can use Zenergo to find a tennis partner. Wine aficionados can publicize, organize and expand events.

As part of this release, Zenergo also announced a budding relationship with the Silicon Valley & Monterey Bay Area Chapter of Team In Training, who is using Zenergo to recruit and organize team members. Having raised $1 billon to support blood cancer research and patient services, Team In Training is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's leading endurance sports charity training program for marathons, half marathons, triathlons, 100-mile (century) bicycle rides and hiking adventures.

Zenergo's integrated social tools give users a simple, safe and free network for managing existing active networks, exploring real-world activities and friends, and creating and managing events and groups of any size from one website. It eliminates the need to manage other website services such as online photos, invitations, calendars, groups, contact managers and friend finders. Group and event organizer tools help users efficiently manage teams, associations and organizations from one system.

Zenergo is the brainchild of Ferrell, who has over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience, including the successful launch and development of four startup companies. Ferrell is an early pioneer in social networking as one of the co-founders of SocialNet. He also founded GamePro magazine in 1988 and created E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, which was the world's largest trade show launch.

About Zenergo:
Zenergo is a social network based in Mountain View, CA with the mission to "Activate Your Life" through a more meaningful and fun social networking experience for members who want a deeper level of engagement and interaction with others who share their activities and interests. To learn more, visit

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