Rachael Armstrong

Plano, Texas, US

Founder and Wearer of Many Hats @ Mainland
Rachael's Skills
Marketing
Public Relations
Business Development
Operations
Strategy
Sales
Design
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group

36-55

About Rachael

Typical non-technical founder, I’m sure. I have, by all accounts an excellent, scalable idea. I have the drive and vision. I love making connections and meeting new people. I have no issue getting out there. I just don’t have the skills to build it! Nothing major, right?

Quote

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. - Supposedly an African proverb

Work Experience

Interior Designer

ForrestPerkins

October 2012 - March 2016

I won’t bore you with the details, because it doesn’t pertain to what I’m doing now and why I need a technical co-founder. I will say, though, that it’s been very interesting to see the overlap in the design process of a hotel and that of an app/website. Design is universal. Good design is a natural extension of human behavior. Bad design is glaringly obvious.

Education

University of North Texas

BFA in Interior Design

2008 - 2012

Accelerator/Incubator

Tech Wildcatters (application process still going - I’m currently a finalist)