Tech Start-Up Founded by Jessica Hyejin Lee ’13 Profiled by Buffalo Business First

Posted January 22nd, 2015 at 1:17 pm.

HandStack, a company co-founded and run by Jessica Hyejin Lee ’13 was the subject of a recent Buffalo Business First article about the challenges start-ups face in finding funding.

From the article:

Tech startups with talented teams are becoming more common in Buffalo, but HandStack’s place is far from certain. The company’s challenges are symbolic of the local ecosystem where funding for early-stage companies can take several pitches over the course of months, at best, and expertise in novel industries can be scattershot.

Nonetheless, after a year of work, HandStack’s iOS app and website were nearly ready to launch by October. Confidence was high that the right kind of funding would come.

“This is a crowd-action platform where people do things together,” said Jessica Hyejin Lee, the 23-year-old CEO. “We want investors who understand this industry.”

Broadly speaking, HandStack is a way to manage the interaction between organizers and volunteers via the Internet. That space holds plenty of competition, but HandStack’s principals said their software has a unique set of features that allow it to create communities of volunteers, not just manage existing databases or create one-time events.

To find out more about HandStack, visit their website.

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