This Friday: Meet the co-founders that left Apple and McKinsey to change college subleasing.
Join us this Friday @ Ross R2240 from 6-7PM (food is provided!) to hear about co-founders of Ohana talk about their journey & a recap of our winners from V1 x Contrary Demo Day!
Meet Jacob (A UofM Alum!) and Ezra - cofounders of Ohana. Ohana is designed to allow college students to easily sublease the off-campus housing they are paying for but not living in this summer to other students seeking short-term housing for internships.
Ohana is actually Jacob and Ezra’s third venture together. In 2018, they created Keyper (a phone wallet designed to solve the problem of lost form keys) selling over 200k units across more than 300 universities. In 2020, they created the COVID response network which donated 100k masks hospitals during the pandemic. In 2022, they left Apple and McKinsey to tackle the issue of college subleasing through liveohana.ai.
Join us this Friday @ Ross R2240 from 6-7 PM (food is provided!) to hear about their experience of juggling the early stages of Ohana's development alongside their full-time commitments at Apple and McKinsey, the intricacies of scaling and marketing the platform amongst college students, and highlighting their learnings as full-time founders!
V1 x Contrary Demo Day was a Blast!🚀
Thanks to everyone that came out! We had 13 Build Blue teams present and demo their product in front of an awesome audience comprised of:
👩🚀 Top student founders who’ve launched companies right here at Michigan, such as Shade, BeatNami, Ultima Insights, SoulMynt, Preet, and more!
🤑 Partners at early stage VCs and accelerators such as Contrary, Dorm Room Fund, Desai Accelerator, and the Zell Lurie Institute 👀
🤝 Student orgs integral to the entrepreneurship scene at Michigan, including Michigan Venture Club, Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital, UpRound, CollegeDAO, and more!
Congrats to Blockraft, FinVisual, Cryohub and Scribe for winning top prizes presented by Contrary Capital!
Check out the other awesome Build Blue projects here!
If you’re interested in joining the next V1 x Contrary Build Blue Program, please email v1umich@gmail and email@example.com for more information!