- Name of Startup:WhoCanBeThere
- Year Founded: 2021
- Website: whocanbethere.com
- Type of company: b2b SaaS
- Scott Juranek: founder
- Elle Sundberg: designer and marketer
Connecting people with opportunities
Problem the startup solves:
We have all had that moment when we were doing something tedious, and we thought to ourselves, “It is the 21st century, how is there not a better way to do this yet.”
WhoCanBeThere founder Scott Juranek had that moment when he saw the way that many organizations handled their volunteer recruitment and management. The days of outreach phone calls, long email threads, and excel documents should have come and gone by now.
Scott used his software experience and passion for building better ways to accomplish daily tasks to create a solution for volunteer coordinators. In WhoCanBeThere you can create a database with all of your contacts and then as you enter in volunteer opportunities, the contacts will be reached out to automatically with a link to sign up.
Progress and current status:
We have had ~10 early users so far consisting of a big music festival, a few baseball leagues, and nonprofit organizations. We are fully launched and looking for more people who would like to try it out for a year for free.
What is a crazy story about the startup?:
We originally dreamed up this product for churches and businesses like snow removal that run on volunteer workers (those in cold climates understand). Our first client however ended up being a huge country music festival! It wasn’t who we expected to show interest first, but we were excited and flexible. We added some features to make it a perfect fit for them. We ended up saving them 80% of their volunteer coordinating time, and now music festivals are one of our target markets.
What is a company the startup looks up to, and why?:
We look up to other bootstrapped startups like our own, and we look up to founders that consistently chip away each day without giving up.
The company in four years will be…
In 4 years we hope to be members of the 1,000 users club and still working hard to make improvements, stay relevant, and offer quality support.
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