Ryan Pairitz, Computer Science & Engineering '22 | ivi (B2C Digital/Apps)
Describe your company: ivi will be the first app to prevent missing any connections, by connecting users based on ultra-precise relative locating, even after they have exited range of each other.
Target Industry: Software
What is your role in the company, and please list team members' names and their current role in the company: Ryan Pairitz, CEO/CTO and Tommy Han, CFO.
Why did you apply to Race To Revenue? What are you hoping to get out of this experience? I applied to Race to Revenue as a graduating senior who is passionate about creating. While seemingly everyone else in my position was accepting full-time job offers, I applied to Race to Revenue with the hope I'd have some encouragement to continue down my path of creating, for making an actual, positive difference in people's lives through my work and contributions.
I'm hoping, even if ivi is not successful, that I receive encouragement to still continue down this path with future ventures, through the amazing people I meet who are looking for the same thing. I like to think of the Vietnam night scene in Forrest Gump, during which Bubba says he and Forrest should rest propped up on each other's back so they don't sleep in the rain and rising mud. I want to have that sort of interdependent relationship with other people in a similar position, so we can motivate each other.
Has there been someone who has helped you with your venture so far? n/a
What do you want to learn more about, relating to business development in general or your own company/venture specifically? General: taxes, hiring, how to fill holes with good people, how to keep interest and motivation while still being a leader/manager
Fun fact: We are both from Fisher Hall. Go seamen!