Closed out our grant funding at Pre18. With this we were able to fund our business and launch our product these last six months.
Buzzzy joined Fase1’s talk on Evolving an MVP and prototype to cohort participants.
We added six new freelancers, five creative writers and one designer. These are key additions to support our growth.
Met with an analyst at IDEA to discuss our application for GAP funding.
We attended Black Tech week in Cincinnati. We met great founders, investors and other tech members in the community.
We had our first mentor call at Unlock Capital, focused on connecting with another founder.
We had our first meeting with a McCarthy venture mentor, focused on growth hacking marketing.
We added three new freelancers, two creative writers and one designer.
Presented Buzzzy to University of Minnesota interns in collaboration with Zion Leadership group.
Hosted an in-person meetup with our freelancers.
Presented to Zion Leadership’s Interns, our topics “Building and marketing your portfolio” and “Freelancing as a career option.”
Completed our Sales Outreach campaign, we gained 3 leads with over 40 emails sent.
Our application at Arch grants was not accepted for the Semi-Finalist round.
Upgraded our Webflow account to include the upload tool as we prepare to launch our own request form. Stay tuned!
Our interns from Zion Leadership Group first day at Buzzzy.
We attended The Future Of Freelance Talent Marketplaces webinar led by some industry leaders.
We hosted our monthly Twitter Spaces Event: Working in White spaces. We had great insight from our guest, Breannah Conward-Lewis. Want to listen to it? Click here.
We had our quickest request to close, just under one hour! Not too far from our vision to connect in minutes.
Sadly, we did not move on to the next interview at Techstars at Roux.
First panel with Unlock Capital to prepare for raising capital.
Submitted our B Corp B Impact Assessment to be reviewed.
Accepted into Unlock Capital’s first cohort! Excited to join other companies to jumpstart an investment readiness plan.
We launched our first Sales Outreach campaign, we’ll be testing our email strategy to potential clients.
Launched our video testimonial campaign to collect our client’s experiences.
We hosted our monthly Twitter Spaces Event: Important of Mental Health. We had great insight from our guest, Dr. Maricel Ocasio-Figueroa, PsyD, ATR-BC Want to listen to it? Click here.
Buzzzy joined Fase1’s talk on Business Model Canvas to program’s applicants.
We applied to another accelerator program, Techstars at Roux.
We launched our past Twitter Spaces on our YouTube Channel. Watch all our past talks here.
We interviewed at El Nuevo Día. Check out our feature here.
We met with the Zion Leadership group to collaborate with their Internship program.
We interviewed at Unlock Capital, an opportunity to connect with resources and investor networks.
We’re live! Launched our new product that allows you to view the status of work, communicate directly and submit projects easier.
Submitted our applications for three accelerator programs, Invisible Hands, Roux Founders Residency and P18 GenX.
Onboarded our freelancers to our product for early access.
It’s Financial Literacy month! 💸 Had a session with our freelancers to discuss the important topics in Financial Literacy, such as net worth, debt, assets and compounding interest.
Re-designed and structured our onboarding for incoming freelancers.
Set up our campaigns to run our first Google Ads.
We were featured in The Weekly Journal, check the article here.
Wrapped up our Pre18 experience with our exit interview.
Launched our subdomain app.buzzzy.com to host our new product.
Had our first in-person meetup with our team of freelancers and first clients.
Pre18’s DemoDay, watch our pitch presentation here. We also had our first interview right after the presentation.
Final rehearsal for our DemoDay Pitch on 4/8 at Parallel’s HQ.
Not an April fools joke! Our website crashed for the day and we were able to return the next day. The impact was 27 hours. (Don’t make any releases on a Friday!)
Sent out our first weekly update to our core team, opening up to more frequent communication.
Met with an analyst at IDEA to discuss our application for GAP funding.
Met with a legal team to improve our processes and plan to update our legal language.
Received our final funding from the Pre18 accelerator.
We hosted our monthly Twitter Spaces Event: How to build relationships in freelance work. We had great insight from our guest, Alberto Orisini.
Moved our product to production to begin the QA process for our product launch.
Buzzzy is on Auth0! Which will allow users to create accounts on our product, and maintain projects in one place.
Met with a product designer mentor and got some insights into our landing pages and request form.
We sent our Mid-point report to the Parallel team for feedback.
We were approved for AWS Credits to host our platform.
We added three new freelancers this month, one content creator, and our first two developers.🎉
We re-defined our data and optimized how we make connections across our databases.
We hosted our monthly Twitter Spaces Event: Your talent is your business. We had great insight from our speaker, Yiselle Dipini. Want to listen to it? Click here.
We optimized our request form to personalize each option selected by our users, and added relevant tags.
We brainstormed our outreach plan to focus on start-up communities offering free website audits.
Met with Parallel’s marketing mentor for feedback on our marketing initiatives and branding.
We added a new designer and tech advisor to our team. We had our first team meeting to plan our next MVP phase.
Met with Parallel’s public relations mentor for feedback on PR information.
We updated our new vetting process to include automated processes in our challenges, interviews and scheduling.
We had our Marketing & Communication meeting with Pre18’s expert team.
We had our first KPI and Marketing meeting with Pre18 mentors and peers.
We had our Pre18 accelerator orientation and are excited for the next 12 weeks.
We added two new freelancers to our core beehive!
We had a successful Set Stage pitch at IDEA, and we’re moved to the Go Stage, where we are eligible to apply for Gap funding. ($10K non-equity funding)
We had an interview with Newchip Accelerator to learn more about the program.
We had our brand sprint to refine our voice and overall brand.
We had our first meeting with the Pre18 Accelerator team.
We hosted our monthly Twitter Spaces Event: Conquer your projects in 2022. We had great tips from our speaker, Celimar Acevedo. Want to listen to it? Click here.
Our founders, Antonio and Nina are now full-time at Buzzzy 🎉
We redesigned our home page to make our product available to all. Hire a freelancer in less than 24 hours.
We hosted our monthly Twitter Spaces Event: Leading as women. We had great discussions and engagement from the community.
We received great news! We got into the Pre18 accelerator. Learn more about Pre18 in this Caribbean Business article.
We had a white board session with Bob Lentz as a part of our IDEA accelerator progressions. We scheduled our pitch to move on from our Set stage.
We made it as one of twenty finalists in Roux Techstars accelerator. While we were not the chosen five, we received great feedback to take with us.
Our MVP went live and we held our first Twitter Spaces Audio event!
Submitted company updates for final round evaluation for another accelerator. We are still crossing our fingers so we can get in.
Onboarded our core team of 7 freelancers to our platform, including writers, editors, content creators and designers.
Added WhatsApp Business API to our MVP page.
Automated contract creation for clients and our core team of freelancers.
Pitched in the Final Stage of one of the accelerator we wanted to get into.
We were notified we passed the next round of an accelerator program we pitched in September. Second one this month, we are hoping for the best.
One of our talents finished another project and the client has already asked us for a new one.
We received an invite for an interview at one of the accelerator programs we pitched in September.
Set up our Stripe Connect account to onboard freelancers.
Completed our first project with two freelancers that are part of our core beehive!
Created Version 1 of our algorithm to set and launch our MVP.
Completed our flow to collect reviews and testimonials.
Made strides on our algorithm, where based on businesses' needs we'll match them with the right talent. We'll announce our launch date soon (Hint: It's coming very soon!)
We were featured on Startup Boston, entering our pitch to College Entreprenurs to watch. Here's a picture of our founders pitching Buzzzy. Yes, we were both nervous and excited.
We completed our application for freelancers to join our network and defined our vetting process.
We completed our request form experience for businesses to match with talent.
Buzzzy Landing 2.0: we launched a second iteration focused on redesigning our brand and landing page. We also built up data capturing sections for freelancers and businesses. Our goal is to create a network while we build our product for this Fall.
Orlando Marty joins Buzzzy as our Product Advisor.
Buzzzy moves on to the second of three stages in the IDEA Accelerator.
Launched our first iteration, Buzzzy 1.0 of our landing page to organically collect email submissions. Finished with 27 subscribers before our next iteration.