1 Million Cups Presenter Highlight: Goze and Retrolux

1 years ago

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. You can learn more hereSustainable Starups is proud to host the Salt Lake City Communty 1MC events every Wednesday morning at 9am.


Goze - Laura Stevens


Laura Stevens presented her social media app Goze which is a photo-sharing app that allows for event-based privacy.  She talked about how too often people overshare their photos or they want to post photos that only a select few people can see, like those directly involved.  Goze allows for privatized sharing and stores photos in a sort of digital photo book form.  There is also the possibility of creating Shutterfly-like hard copies.  The discussion focused on identifying potential threats that she had not yet thought of as well as exploring target demographics and how to best move forward in its development.  The app has launched officially and is available on the Apple store.  Some community members mentioned apps like Snapchat and Flickr.  Many youth use Snapchat and are not worried about privacy, and we discussed that her target demographic would be those a few years older in their late 20s to 40s.  It was brought up by another member that Flickr can do just about the same things as Goze and that she should look into that to see what she does differently.  When asked what we could do for her, she said to download the app and give her feedback.  


Website: http://www.gozeapp.com/ 


Retrolux - Leif Elgethun



Leif Elgethun presented his company Retrolux which helps identify cheaper opportunities for retrofitting businesses and homes with lights.  He focuses on the commercial lighting industry and he replaces standard fluorescent or other light bulbs with LEDs to save energy and money.  He used his time to practice giving his 10 minute presentation to investors and was able to do so.  The discussion revolved around his target market, the opportunities for growth in the Salt Lake Valley, and how he could better frame his product.  

If you'd to join us for 1 Million Cups next Wednesday (or any Wednesday!) you can follow events on our facebook or 1MC community page. If you are interested in presenting at 1 Million Cups, please send an email to our 1MC coordinator, Riley Greenwood, at riley@sustainablestartups.org