Check out what our past PITCH participants have accomplished. You could be our next rockstar!
Tag Archive: weeSpring
All the amazing female-founded startups you’ll see pitching in Vegas in one place.
Congrats to Ally Downey, Melissa Post and Jack Downey, co-founders of WeeSpring for being our fifth PITCH finalist!
The founder of TechStars startup weeSpring talks about why she initially missed the boat on mobile for her mom-focused company and why you shouldn’t make the same mistake.
weeSpring’s co-founder explains what it took to get into über-competitive TechStars.
By Allyson Downey (CEO & Co-founder, weeSpring)
A year ago, when weeSpring was just an idea sketched out on a couple PowerPoint slides, a friend suggested we apply to this thing called TechStars – a world-class accelerator that helps startups get their rocketship off the launchpad. The stats post-TechStars were impressive, to say the least: companies that have been through the program go on to raise an average of $1.5M in venture funding. The catch? Fewer than 1% of applicants are accepted. At the time, it felt like winning an Oscar might be easier.
But we went for it anyway
Right now, we’re eating, drinking, and sleeping user acquisition…
By Allyson Downey (Co-Founder, weeSpring)
I think of myself as an accidental entrepreneur: I had a newborn baby, was transitioning into a new job, and was as sleep-deprived as you’d imagine under those circumstances.
But during all those sleepless nights (and days!), I had this idea in my head that I couldn’t shake: there had to be an easier way for new and expecting parents to figure out what they needed