Chiara , Founder

Marketer, Business Developer, Designer

Brooklyn, New York, US

Chiara is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Chiara is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Engineer Programmer

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Is able to invest

Can offer equal investment ($5,000 - $15,000)

Relevant industries

Finance Technology

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Product Management
Managing People
Finance
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Chiara

Hi there.

I recently completed my Master's in Design Entrepreneurship at SVA, a top tier design school in NYC. My first year I focused on UI/UX design and strategy, and the second year was all business development. My thesis-turned-startup is a peer-to-peer lending platform for refinancing student loan debt, and I am looking for a stellar tech co-founder to join the good fight!

The project has already been published in Computer Arts Magazine and will soon appear in the New York Times 'Your Money' column. I've pitched the project at two high profile industry events and will continue outreach efforts at events this fall. I already have a few angels ready to invest once our prototype is complete. The MVP is fully designed and we're looking to begin building the infrastructure of the client-facing prototype ASAP.

I have an excellent advisory board made of rockstars in the fields of design, technology, finance, and strategy. Together, we've built a clear, precise business model, launched our landing site (sharedinterest.com), and begun building a following through sign-ups and social media. All we need now is you!

IDEALLY: You are passionate about the student debt crisis and are excited by the prospect of working on something to reduce the pain associated with it. You have experience building and scaling financial products.

This is an exciting opportunity to create both positive social impact and personal financial gain--a true win-win for all involved.

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Marketing
Managing People
Product Management
Sales
Finance
Technical
Education

School of Visual Arts

MFA Design: Designer as Entrepreneur

- 2014

syracuse University

BFA Studio Art / BA Art & Music Histories

- 2004

Co-working Space

WeWork Labs

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