Today a Cornell undergrad student asked me to post about her new startup company, which is based in Ithaca. The email thread resulted in a guest post. So, here is a guest post by Jacqueline Neves, a junior at Cornell about her new startup – check it out! And if you would like to guest post, just let me know. Thx.
uJiiV: The New Social Calendar
The student, the professional, the parent. What do they have in common? Their busy lives. All of us keep multiple schedules whether we realize it or not. A work schedule and school calendar are obvious, but what about that football team who’s games you never miss? That’s a calendar you manage as well.
I am a junior at Cornell (Applied Economics and Management, 2014), and I’m the founder of a new internet startup called uJiiV.com. uJiiV.com, is a new social network based around the fact that we all manage multiple calendars, and how you can integrate those events with your Facebook and other social networks in order to better coordinate with friends and groups. Our site allows you to sync or subscribe to the calendars of your connections, allowing you to pull all your “calendars” into one location with ease. The idea is that when national organizations, such as pro sports teams, as well as your own circle of contacts have uJiiV accounts, you will be able to keep track of everything in your life with ease: work, school, family, travel and leisure. This summer I assembled a team and we have been building the site, which is nearing completion. And with a team that includes 16 Cornellians, we have been steaming right ahead in the development of the site and of the business.
We are planning a prototype launch for next week. And interestingly, this launch will double as an international debut because I am currently studying abroad in Cannes, France. While being 6 hours ahead of New York may seem like a hassle for a startup founder, things could not be going more smoothly. I am in constant contact with the team and we are right on track with the goals I set back in May. This not only shows the power of technology and why a site like uJiiV that allows you to connect with your circles of contacts easier is necessary in the digital age, but also the competence and skill of my team. In fact, the importance of surrounding yourself with a skilled team became clear to me within the first days of creating this venture. I have to say that I am proud of the progress we have all made so far.