In episode 6 of Ignite Alabama we met Jake Wright and Cole Kinchler, two of the co-founders of SimplyProse, an online writing platform, that is making some noise in the start-up world as they move toward a full launch of the website. Jake and Cole are senior business majors at Auburn University.
In this interview, Jake and Cole explain how they came up with the SimplyProse idea as part of the Tiger Cage business pitch competition in the Fall of 2014.
The recognition they received from the Tiger Cage competition led to mentoring by Kyle Sandler of The Round House.
SimplyProse recently moved forward in the Alabama Launchpad startup pitch competition.
In the SimplyProse platform writers find a space to create, critique and market their work for profit or personal enjoyment.
Each writer gets to decide who can view their work, whether anyone can contribute, which suggestions are most beneficial, and which publisher best fits their budget and objectives for their project.
Publishers and literary agents can use SimplyProse to find writers and manuscripts.
In addition to explaining the SimplyProse platform, Jake and Cole describe their experience growing a startup while students at Auburn University and the support they’ve received through mentoring by Kyle Sandler, John McAfee’s team, and others.
As someone who values walking and the creative process, I love it that the idea for SimplyProse came during a walk that was specifically aimed at coming up with business ideas.
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