There’s a new and exclusive way for the elite of the entertainment crowd in NYC, DC and San Francisco to mingle and experience the cities. According to Bloomberg, Billy McFarland has devised a premium way to mix with the crowd you choose, going to all the trendy restaurants, the latest clubs, sports events and concerts and receive preferred seating; it’s called Magnises.
The membership of Magnises is entitled to all the perks and benefits you would expect a five-star membership to include, but Magnises focuses on the millennial crowd, and it is a smashing success.
Billy McFarland is a young entrepreneur who founded Magnises in 2011. In 2013, he developed the Black Card which connects members to events and more. The Black Card is a unique card that can also be attached to your Visa or Mastercard, but it identifies the members of Magnises. The Black Card has an annual cost of $250 a year, and to date, there are over 10,000 members.
The exclusive concept of Magnises has caught on so quickly that McFarland is already planning to expand to Atlanta, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and London, with spectacular and unique happenings planned in individual cities. Billy also released an app last year, which coordinates all the activities and special events of Magnises as well as connecting the members to them.
The Short, but Successful Career of Billy McFarland
Billy’s business career began at 13 when he founded his first company, an online outsourcing business coordinating clients with designers. Billy was born in 1991 in NYC, but he grew up in New Jersey. After high school, he attended Bucknell University in Pennsylvania in the computer engineering department, but he had another company on his mind.
Billy left Bucknell and founded Spling. Spling creates a unique appearance of the clients’ URLs by transforming them from the original text into graphic images that appear as mosaics on virtual bulletin boards.