Orlando, FL, September 19, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- DooWee co-founders, Catalina Rodriguez and Luisa Pelaez, have won a SHEntrepreneurship grant from the Kpartnerz Foundation. The funding will allow them to finish development of the app and launch by the end of the year. Both women are immigrants from Colombia and recent graduates of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.
“We are grateful for the generous award and the mentoring that comes with it,” said Rodriguez. “We got to a point where we could not move forward without the support of the Kpartnerz Foundation. And we are proud to be SHEntrepreneurs!”
While there are several platforms to help users find local events, DooWee gathers all events in one unified platform, making it an easy and reliable tool that brings the best of smaller-scale events to a wider audience. It uses a proprietary social integration tool based on a user’s criteria and reinforces engagement through a reward system. Bookings can be made directly through the app.
About the Kpartnerz Foundation
The Kpartnerz Foundation, a Florida not-for-profit corporation, helps students and recent graduates join co-working spaces, attend conferences and tradeshows, and participate in competitions. Startups that are not yet in a position to be funded can apply. Acceptance criteria is focused on impact, namely how will this grant impact the ability of the startup to move forward on the path toward continued development. In 2017 the Foundation announced a new initiative, SHEntrepreneurship, earmarking funds specifically for women-led startups.
DooWee is an event discovery app that plans on revolutionizing the way people engage with local events. It enables users to easily discover events by offering suggestions that consider a user’s interests, recent activities, and interactions with other DooWee users. Great for tourists and long-time residents alike, DooWee answers the recurring question, “What DooWee want to do?” The app will be live by the end of the year and available for download at www.DooWeeGo.com