Giang, a technology consulting executive, goes to many networking events and recognized that there is no alternative to the in-person, happy hour forum. She saw that these events had unpredictable outcomes, took too long, and she could only connect with the people in the room. Then, prior to stepping foot on StartupBus, she wanted a way to virtually meet her other buspreneurs. At that point, the idea for Ora was born.
Formed a great partnership Developed a working prototype - an iOS app Developed and validated the opportunity via research, user polls, and direct discussions with potential partners Communicated the product via slide deck and multiple pitches