Nina is an impressive young entrepreneur who created a safety app while in under grad to address a problem that she and her friends could not find a good solution for. She talks about building an app without a technical background through a partnership and what she had to do to figure out how to build a company around it. Her company Grooop is an app that makes it easy to let friends and family know when a person is safe versus in transit and to discretely notify others when one might be in danger. It strikes a delicate balance between privacy and security, which is a topic that has taken on increasing significance as society grapples with topics such as contact tracing.
Here are many of the resources that John and Nina discussed throughout the interview:
Nina’s development partner out of Durham – Smashing Boxes
UNC’s Adam’s Apprenticeship Program
Vital Voices Non Profit
Female Founder Collective
Hooked – how to build habit forming apps
Launch Chapel Hill