NeoFinder Birds Of A Feather Flock Together Team members: Shuai Dong firstname.lastname@example.org Josh Cole email@example.com Charles Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org Shuai Shao email@example.com Mark Divelbiss firstname.lastname@example.org
The Problem • Highly geographic mobility, The stress of being a “newcomer” • MeePng people is frustraPng when you have nothing in common • Diﬃcult to ﬁt social life into a busy schedule – especially when adapPng new environment.
The SoluPon • NeoFinder connects people with similar interests over Movie, Music, Books. References: hUp://www.gravityrd.com/page/8-‐partners AIST Today Vol. 4, No.6 (2004) 21
Revenue Model • How will your business make money? • Free app vs. 0.99 app • Commercials • Referrals—Amazon • Sponsorships Fees Local Movie Theater, Retail Book Store, Concerts and ParPes • Linked sales • AMC Pckets • Amazon/ B&N • Local business • What is required to make your business proﬁtable? • CollaboraPon between local businesses • Support of OSU Student Government, AdministraPon, TCO and Pre-‐seed funding
Go-‐To-‐Market • What does the sales process look like? • (OSU) App store • Register, survey, integraPon of data from other sources • Use • Evaluate user experience • PromoPonal animated video and website • How will you reach target customers? • New comers • Student OrientaPons/ Welcome week • Old towners • Student organizaPons • The Oﬃce of Student Aﬀairs • What is the sales, markePng and distribuPon strategy? • OSU app store website • Flyers with barcode scan to download distributed in Ohio Unions, Colleges, Dorms, Campus wide • What is the cost to acquire a customer?
Current Status • What is your stage of development? Technology/product? Team? Financial metrics/revenue? • IncubaPon • Technology available • Team: • Shuai Dong, Team Lead, Pharmacy, Ph.D OSU Student • Josh Cole, Programmer, ArPﬁcial Intelligence OSU Student • Charles Campbell, Inventor and Entrepreneur-‐ OSU Graduate • Shuai Shao, Electrical Engineer, Ph.D OSU Student ElectromagnePc • Mark Divelbiss, Developer, Computer Science OSU Student • What has been the progress to date (make reality and future clear)? • Formed a team, developed the concept and a pitch • What are your future milestones? • Ohio State • Other UniversiPes, Colleges • CiPes with high geographic mobility
Our needs • What support are you looking for? Talent? Customers? Funding? • Talent • Programmers • Designers • MarkePng people • Funding to hire—food for people, money for hardware • Customers • Ohio State Students • What will this support help you accomplish? • Go To Market