Shahen Udugampola, Founder

Business Developer, Product Manager

Hoboken, New Jersey, US

Shahen is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Shahen is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Designer Programmer

Can commit to working

40 hours per week

Is able to invest

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

Relevant industries

Technology Ecommerce

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Managing People
Marketing
Product Management
Sales
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Shahen

Hi, I am a founder (iOS app currently in development) with a passion to make a difference in the cannabis industry. The cannabis industry experienced a 74% growth from year 2013 to 2014 and is currently the fastest growing industry in the United States. Now is the right opportunity and time to get involved in this ever-growing legal marijuana industry!

Since I graduated from college, I have been working as a Business Analysis consultant for 3 years. I have worked with Fortune 500 pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Forest Laboratories, Valeant, Biogen, among others. In parallel to my fulltime job, I have had the opportunity to co-found two startups that were in the crypto-currency and the league bowling industry. At these startups, my primary responsibilities included product management, sales, marketing, and IT support. I have recently exited the full-time job to devote 110% of my time to making a brand that people love in the cannabis industry.

I am looking for someone to join my team as a cofounder as soon as possible. It would be a bonus if you were a technical cofounder that can manage development, performance tweaks, scaling, and infrastructure of the product. I will be focused on brand awareness/marketing, fund raising, product strategy, and day-to-day operations. The individual needs to be available at least 40+ hours a week for the startup grind and be interested to get involved and make an impact in the cannabis industry. Having good time management and communication skills as well as being a driven/motivated individual are must haves for any founder.

My goal is to launch the iOS app in June 2015 and apply to the Canopy Boulder accelerator program (http://www.canopyboulder.com) for the fall session. I have a clear vision to create a unique solution to an industry wide problem and to become a global legal cannabis brand.

If your entrepreneurial senses are tingling, let me know! We could grab coffee or drinks.

Thanks,
Shahen

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