It's 10:30AM and we are sitting in one of the Pepperdine University classrooms, mentally prepping for the 20 minute business presentation. We've made the first round of fast pitch to get to the final competition, shooting for the 1st place and $10,000 price money. More importantly, we are here to validate our idea and work we have poured in to our app for past couple of years in front of school faculty members, entrepreneurs, and potential investors. It is both nerve-wrecking and exciting. Whatever the outcome maybe, we are happy to be in this position to present our work in front of the general public. It's a small but exciting beginning and we are both enjoying and loving every minute of it. Go PLADDOW!
Whether you have a smartphone or a good 'ole flip phone, chances are, you probably text daily. Even with all the flashy and cool things you can do with your smartphone these days, texting still remains one of the most popular things to do with your phone. New report from comScore showed, in September of 2013, about 147.9 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones. That's a lot of smartphones out there. Annual research by Acision released on July 2013 indicated about 92% of U.S. smartphone owners use SMS. That's roughly 136 million text messages assuming only 1 text message was sent from each smartphone users. You can see how this number will definitely balloon up when we count in the fact texting is practically all we do, well, at least for me. I mean, the number is unbelievably high. You see why Peter and Peter are doing what we are doing. Businesses can benefit so much from Pladdow because the core idea of our app is deeply rooted on what these studies and findings confirm - SMS and social marking via smartphone is THE big thing right now. Trending. Consumers will benefit from efficient and prompt nature of our app for the services they need, and businesses will benefit from having consumers practically knock on their doors specifically wanting their services right now! We are extremely excited to see what Pladdow can bring for both consumers and businesses. Time to brainstorm and continue to try making Pladdow better before our imminent launch!
To get the point across in less than 3 seconds, it takes some serious pondering.
By the beach of course.