Describe your company: “We are developing an app for musicians to share during live performances (in smaller venues like bars, restaurants, and cafes) to enable them to connect with their audience in a more effective and streamlined way. The audience will be able to review the artist’s catalogue of songs and easily make requests. They will also be able to tip the artists more efficiently.”
Why did you apply to Race to Revenue, and what are you hoping to get out of the experience?
“I’m excited to have a chunk of time to focus primarily on this project. I like to be considerate and thoughtful with design work, and this will give me that chance. I will be working on our social media presence this spring and focus on app and web development over the summer, in order to achieve the goal of launching the product in the Fall of 2020.”
How have you been helped so far in your venture, and what sort of mentoring are you looking for in the future? “Griffin Eaton is the founder and operations lead, so of course he helped me quite a bit in entering this venture. Other members of the team include Ryan Kreager, developer, Juan Carlos Martin, financial lead, and Sam Desaultes, connection to musicians. I am very new to the startup world, so I am excited to be paired with Race to Revenue mentors!”
What do you want to learn more about, relating to business development in general or your own company/venture specifically? “I am a Design and Visual Communication major, so I want to learn more about the demographic we will be serving: musicians. I am excited to connect with artists and learn how to create a platform that makes them feel comfortable and eager to work with us.”
Favorite place to get tacos: “I’d say find the most hole-in-the-wall place wherever you are and order the weirdest thing on the menu.”