Looking for a Technical Co-Founder // SaaS Product in the Wedding Industryhttp://www.designleague.co

Hello Elpha Community!

My co-founder Lauren and I are former corporate attorneys and 13 year veterans of the luxury events industry. We founded and owned Downey Street Events until this past January when we sold it to work full time on our startup, Design League Co. We developed a wedding design process over the course of hundreds of events and are digitizing it for a much wider set of users online. Though evergreen, the wedding industry is archaic with opaque pricing and old school inefficiencies. The wedding design process happens largely offline, or online using ill-suited resources. We are going to change that.

We are raising our seed round and looking for the right person to join our Founding team and lead the build out of this category-defining product. We have tons of amazing contacts in the tech industry and lots of interest in funding our seed round, but we need the right person to build the product. If anyone here is interested in talking with me about our work and potentially joining a proven partnership, please reach out.

I would also absolutely love to talk to as many members of the Elpha community as I can about our search, our product, and next steps. If you are interested in working with us in another capacity in the future I would love to hear from you. If you have feedback or questions about the product, I would also love to connect with you. If you want to talk about starting/running a succesful small business I'd love to connect. If you have questions about planning weddings or events or the wedding industry I'm here to answer them too.

Thanks all - I'm so glad to be a part of this group and look forward to connecting with more of you soon!

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Hi @emilymdeayora! So glad to see your post here! I'm a former startup product manager, now a florist for 6 years in the Bay Area. Although I've been mainly working in a retail setting with small weddings and events, I've been following Downey Street Events' success and admire the events you've done. (Especially the weddings with This Humble Abode - swoon!!) I can totally understand the problem you're solving at Design League Co. and see the potential for the future! Alas, I'm not the technical person to build the product, but I'd love to connect and help any way I can with my tech/wedding industry background - user testing/general feedback/website mockup, etc.I'm also starting my own business - focusing on interior floral and plant design for tech companies and restaurants, so I'd love to pick your brain on starting/running a successful small business and attract the right clients - like what you've accomplished at Downey Street. Thank you so much and looking forward to connecting with you!
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@Cagla thanks for the kind words! Happy to connect - maybe we can grab coffee some time. Feel free to send me an email at [email protected] or message me here!