CreateMate is the social marketplace for creative individuals to connect, create, and collaborate. In the summer of 2013 I was home from college and I was sitting on my couch with a tub of Ben & Jerry's ice cream. I was still in my pajamas at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. I was watching James Franco in the film 127 Hours. I was enthralled with his performance. Franco is one of my favorite actors so as I watched with my 19 year old brain I started thinking about James Franco's life and how he became the person he is today? So, I went onto Google and looked him up. I read every article, Wikipedia page, and anything pertaining towards his roots and his life becoming an actor.
Before I went to Fordham University I went to a smaller college in New Jersey and attended acting school for the better part of 2 years. Of course, I wanted to be where James Franco is today solely for the craft of acting. I wanted to be in a position to get to where I wanted to be in life I wanted this so I could spend weeks and months developing a character who I would become for a story to tell on screen because that is what I burn for.
It then hit me that I should make a company, website, or something that would elevate creative people to get to where they want to be in life. I grabbed a pen and paper and started writing all of these in depth notes to how this platform would be online. Then, I started to realize that anyone creative or looking for creative services could use this platform. These people would use this platform to find creative needs or post their creative jobs and traits online so they can collaborate, develop jobs and projects, and sell goods or services.
Time went on and I slowly developed CreateMate into a business during my senior year of college in my Executing the Entrepreneurial Vision course. I would post the landing page I created for this idea on Instagram and Facebook and before I knew it I had 100 people sign up to an idea from my head that I came up with. I was presenting in front of hundreds of students at Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus which is the school primarily for Art students. I found my design partner as well as my tech partner and we are planning to develop an iOS, Android, and tablet app, as well as a web application. I created a full in depth business plan that we plan to execute once we secure funding from an investor which we are still actively looking for.
Below are some screenshots to our mobile app version and if you click any of the photos you will be redirected to our website to sign up.