The Ripple Effect


The story begins in early 2016 when Jonathan Hessing (CEO), Austin Schmidt (COO), and Zunair Ukani (CFO) started Shouty from inside of their rental home in Kennesaw, Georgia. With nothing but a great idea and time, the three began traveling around the world attending conferences, meeting with advisors and future business partners, and learning how to develop a media app that would take streaming to the next level.

Each trip taught them that, when building a business, establishing a company culture is crucial. Their travels provided the three with a tremendous amount of personal growth while also building a solid foundation of loyalty and family amongst one another. Upon returning from these trips, they knew that their company culture would reflect the love a family provides.

Now, not even a year later, Shouty has a family made up of 15 extremely dedicated and hardworking individuals. Each team member has changed and grown tremendously due to the personal development that comes with the family-like culture implemented at the Shouty House. The team celebrates their growth together, but understands that it is because of each member’s individual talents and passions that success can be achieved. This is what Shouty refers to as spreading “Good Vibes.”

Shouty’s VP of Art and Design, Sam Budow, originally came up with the ripple graphic to portray the idea of “shouting” or talking into a megaphone (which was Shouty’s original logo). As time went on, she and the team realized that the ripple portrayed Shouty’s brand far better than the megaphone ever could in terms of the overall good vibes of the company and the movement that was resulting from them.

Creating a ripple effect takes so much more than just 3 dedicated people to shake the market. With 15, Shouty has started creating some ripples. With your help, we can begin to spread these ripples across the map. What are you waiting for? Join the movement and make a splash.


10 Things to Know About the Shouty Crew


1.  We are leaders. 

NYC 2016

2.  We always make each other laugh. 

Ted Takeover 2016

Ted Takeover 2016

3. We know how to throw down...

NYC Launch Party 2016

NYC Launch Party 2016

.....And always bring the sickest dance moves to the party. 

4. We live, sleep, eat, and work together. 

September 2016: Shouty featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution 

September 2016: Shouty featured in the Atlanta Journal Constitution 

5. As true entrepreneurs, we like to live on the edge. 

NYC 2016

NYC 2016

6. We are a group of many different hidden talents. 

7. We are always in sync with one another.

8. "Can't" is not in our vocabulary. 

NYC 2016

NYC 2016

9. We are a team... And we are a family.


10. We are proof that the term "millennial" is empowering, not demeaning.

NYC 2016

NYC 2016

Join the movement today!


Shouty Basics

Sign Up Screen

Preferences Screen


So, you’re interested in the idea of creating, viewing, and posting to other people’s Shouty streams, but you’re not sure where to even begin. That’s cool, we get it! Anything new can be hard to understand at first. Check out this nifty little write-up of  Shouty's most basic functions, and once you understand the basics, go download it from the App Store and try it out for yourself! 

Log-In/Sign Up:
Pretty standard, this is the first page you will see when creating or logging in to your Shouty account. When creating a new account, just enter your email address and phone number along with your chosen username and password, and BOOM, you’re in. 

Choose which sports, music, fashion, and lifestyle influencers and brands you want to follow. These could be singers, basketball players, models or even your favorite chef. The point is that you only see what you want to see! 

Camera/Navigation Screen:
Once an account has been created and preferences have been selected, the camera screen will be your default screen when logging in to or opening up the Shouty app. 

Want to post a picture or video to an event page? Simply tap the ripple in the middle to record a video. It will turn red and glow for the duration of time it is recording. Tap the circle to the right of the ripple to capture a photo. 

Not only is this screen the camera, but it also navigates the app:

  • Swipe up to view your profile.
  • Swipe down to view categories with event feeds.
  • Swipe left to view the map. 
  • Swipe right to manage your posts.

Now that you have a basic idea of how to use our app, head over to the App Store and start discovering the rest of what Shouty has to offer! Check back for more tips and insights coming up on the blog in the near future.