As we enter the final quarter of 2017, we thought it would be a good time to share an update on ProPlanr.

2017 Has Been A Big Year For ProPlanr

We launched ProPlanr into public beta (the individual version) at South by Southwest Conference in Austin Texas at the Release It Pitch contest.

I represented ProPlanr as a speaker at several female-centric tech conferences where I met some amazing women doing extraordinary work in technology!

Pictured: Left is Valerie Sindal, Chief Strategist & Business Development Director at Wonder Women Tech Foundation. Middle is ProPlanr co-founder, Brenda Tello Horton. Right is Lisa Mae Brunson, founder of Wonder Women Tech Foundation.

ProPlanr Joins Founder Institute

Most exciting of all – I was granted a fellowship on behalf of ProPlanr to the 2017 Founder Institute Sacramento Cohort!

What does that actually mean?

It means that as a co-founder of ProPlanr, I am immersed in a four month long incubator for tech startups from September through December 2017.

Founder Institute is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has sixty chapters all over the world. It is a world renown accelerator for entrepreneurs who are working on a startup. The program is known for launching companies like Udemy (the popular online education site).

Meeting my fellow cohorts, directors, and mentors at Founder Institute for the first time.

I made the decision to accept the Fellowship to Founder Institute for several reasons:

  1. It has a stellar reputation for helping entrepreneurs launch their companies.
  2. Working on a software startup can get lonely at times. Working together with fellow cohorts takes care of that problem. It truly is an honor to be working side by side with other innovators and creators.
  3. It’s not everyday a global organization with massive resources offers you a Fellowship to participate in their program – and the timing was perfect given where we are in the development of ProPlanr.

So where are we exactly with ProPlanr? As of this writing, we are in public beta (individual version). Our goal is to release the team version by the first quarter of 2018.

Our Decision To Build ProPlanr

As business planning consultants and strategists, we are passionate about helping teams achieve their goals. However, we kept running into the same problem each time we worked with our consulting clients – there were no simple, yet powerful collaboration planning and task management tools to build and implement plans. Whether it was a strategic plan for a non-profit or an annual business plan or marketing for a small business, we kept experiencing the same problems – fragmented and disorganized workflows between plans and tasks.

In addition, documents would get misplaced by a team member or worse – lost. Can you see how this kills productivity? But the biggest problem was that there were no elegant and simple systems that streamlined a cohesive workflow between plans and tasks.

It was frustrating!

After many years of struggling with this problem, we decided to build a better solution. Enter ProPlanr idea – a platform to help teams organize all their plans and tasks in one system. Fast-forward to today, we are focused on making the process of planning and implementing those plans easy for everyone with ProPlanr. 

One thing I know for certain is that no startup or company is successful without the input and feedback of customers – and that’s where you come in. With your help, we are more likely to succeed. But we can’t do this alone. We need your help.

So, here’s how you can help. Sign up today for a one-on-one demo of ProPlanr. We will soon follow up with you to schedule the demo. We’d love your feedback. Your input is critical to the success of ProPlanr.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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