Our “Pilot” episode for “Entrepreneurs on eScooters” is the wild, featuring Allison Nikula, founder of CareApp.
A very, very different way of telling a great story. You REALLY need to watch this episode.
Allison was inspired to create CareApp through her own personal experience seeing her grandparents access aged care services. CareApp is a powerful communication and engagement platform for aged care providers. It brings providers, residents, carers and families together to build a wonderful care community and support seniors to love the way they live.
And it’s no small task – ageing population is on the rise with the percentage of Australians aged 65 and over rising dramatically over the past decades*:
1927 – 5% of the total population aged 65 and over
1977 – 9% of the total population aged 65 and over
2017 – 15% of the total population aged 65 and over
Allison and I discuss her journey from idea through to today where she has customers locally and globally. We discuss:
1. How to build a tech company when you don’t have a tech background
2. The importance of customer feedback in product development
3. The process around pitching to Investors (inc a scary example of when it doesn’t go well!)
4. Why having an “exit strategy” is important when you’re founding a business
A huge thank you to Allison for being our very 1st “Entrepreneur on eScooter”.
This interview was recorded in January 2020 (pre-Covid19).