Loople. This company is a mobile platform that helps its users find the best drink specials, food specials, happy hours, live music and more right here in the Baltimore area. Here is what they had to say about their experience as entrepreneurs:
Q: What inspired you to start your company? How did the idea come about?
A: CEO, Phil Dimuro - “Loople began two years ago. I came from the bar industry where there was an issue of specials being run but no one really knowing about them so I really tried to find a way to help businesses survive by creating a way for consumers to be more connected. I’ve always loved the industry.”
Q: What does a typical day look like for you?
A: “There is no typical day. We’re lucky to have multiple founders and be able to separate duties. Many nights we’re here at 3 in the morning working - A day could include events, sales calls, development, managing people with 4 interns, or just having fun meeting new people.”
Q: If you had a chance to start your business over again, what would you do differently?
A: “Get out quicker.” “Focus on customer feedback more from the start, that way we really could understand being able to just put the product out on the market and quickly.”
Q: What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
A: “When we’re actually out in the market and see someone using our product or talking about it.” | “When people recognize us.” | “Second version launched in September and we saw trends completely go up from listening to consumers.”
Q: What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
A: “The freedom of working for yourself and knowing that you are result of every bit of your actions.”
Q: When you’re not working, where can people find you most
A: “Wearing Loople shirts at the bar.”
Q: What is your favorite place to meet for beer in Baltimore?