Thursday, February 23, 2012

1000 searches!

Yesterday marked a pretty important event in Benelab's short history: first 1,000 searches processed in a single day! It was just 4 months ago that we averaged about 150 - 200. We thank our users, and now let's make this number 10,000 in the next 2 months!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

BeneDRIVE results!

That's right, that's the result of the BeneDRIVE canned food drive that was held for a week at King's HS (our school), which only has about 600 students. We took the traditional idea of a canned food drive to the next level (Benelabized it), branded it, and it was massively successful! We delivered a total of 788 cans, which weighed 850 pounds, this weekend to the Food Lifeline, a local hunger relief organization. The cans average out to about a dollar each, so we raised roughly $800 in a week! It was a blast working with the school, and we're planning bigger events in the near future.

Monday, February 20, 2012

More Press (The Korea Times!!)

Wow, seems like that one NW Asian Weekly article got passed around quite a bit in the Asian community newspapers! The same article was in,, and the biggest one, The Korea Times, which was entirely translated into Korean! I think all the credit goes to McKayla Matthews, our VP of Marketing, for setting up the interview with NWAW in the first place. Awesome job McKayla, I give you a 200% raise, from $0 to $0 haha. :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

NW Asian Weekly coverage

Hey! I just learned from a friend that the article on NW Asian Weekly has finally been published! It's a well written article. (I still think the publishment has a funny name haha)
Check out the full article here:

Monday, February 6, 2012

Canned food drive - BeneDRIVE!!

 Benelab is holding a canned food drive at King's HS this week, in an attempt to reach 1000 cans! The cans will go to the Shoreline Food Bank, where we will also we volunteering at. How cool would that be, showing up to volunteer with 1000 cans! Well, we're Benelab and we'll do it.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

January Donation - $130!

Our third donation so far! The $130 we raised will go towards providing educational microloans to students who want to go to college through Vittana. Vittana is a Seattle-based nonprofit, just like us, and our team visited their office in downtown and talked with them!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Beneinfo 2.0 up and running!

Hey! Our CTO Dalton just finished final testings on our new //beneinfo module! This new update to the past version adds so much more. You can now search any song, and we'll give you a video for it, a description of the song, AND and album cover if we can find it! Plus now the video will expand to a bigger size when you click on the play button. Try it out, it's pretty awesome!