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Name: Brooke Waupsh

Location: Austin, TX 

Type of Business:
Consumer Technology

What does your business do?
Swoovy is a mobile app that connects single people to go volunteer at a nonprofit as a date. It offers the massive market of online daters a better way to make more meaningful connections,and fuels volunteers for nonprofits who are in dire need of more support.

When and why did you start the biz?
Swoovy was established in July 2018 and the initial product launched November 1st. It was created to solve pain points of online daters and of nonprofits trying to recruit more volunteers. While 90% of adult Americans say the want to volunteer, only 1 in 4 do. Swoovy is built on the psychology that partnership motivates people (accountability partners, wingman, etc.), and that we can provide people with a better way to connect through shared interests, and make an impact at the same time.

How Many People are in your Company?

Where's your office?
We work remotely in Austin, TX and have 1 team member in Denver. We often work out of our house, the library, or coffee shops.

What's the toughest part of running your biz?
Initial investment to fuel the adoption of the product. We've had amazing organic word of mouth, resulting in over 2,000 downloads in a matter of months with little to no paid marketing, and now we need to support our team growth, product roadmap development, and advertising. We also want to expand out of Austin.

What's the most fun part?
The light in people's eyes when we tell them about Swoovy. The "no-duh, why hasn't someone done this before". And, getting to know so many nonprofit organizations that are doing amazing things and just need the help getting the word out to recruit volunteers.

Anything you would have done differently?
Had a full-stack developer an equity partner from the very beginning.

What's next on the horizon for your biz?
Growth and expansion.

What advice do you have for others?
Don't give up in the early stages. Be creative and scrappy.

How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
Looking for grant opportunities.

School (where, still in school, degree)?
Colorado State University - BA in Marketing

Prior jobs or business?
Brand Director at Kasasa Founder / Owner of Wroux Marketing Marketing Consultant for Charles Schwab Account Executive at DDB Worldwide Intern at The Integer Group

Favorite Food?
Fully loaded baked potato.....or nachos

What are your pets' names?
Squeaks and Nigel

Do any of these pets help with your biz?
The are my home office support

Is there any one person or event in your life that led you to go into business for yourself?
I have been very supported by my family in pursuing what I'm passionate about.

Contact Info:
Brooke Waupsh
1224 Havre Lafitte Dr.
Austin, TX Austin / 7



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