Apto Global

Help us prepare internationals relocating to America to adapt to everyday life in their new community!

Traci
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Project Description

THE (5)

Every year an average of 130M people re-locate to America, for work, study or to start a new chapter in life creating a $40B ELL market. Most have some formal education, but are not prepared for the informal cultural and language scenarios they'll face daily. This is tough on families and tough on bottom lines.

THE (6)

Apto is the first on-demand culture and language community, which simulates real-life scenarios in order to help internationals and their families successfully transition to regional life in the US. Think of it as an on-demand survival kit to prepare re-locating internationals for every day life in their new city and state, by interacting with authentic, regionalized, video-based simulations you won't get in any status quo language lesson.

THE (4)

We are the only online cultural-linguistic simulator or ex-pat "survival kit" with non-staged authentic video footage. Dominated by speaking interactivity and featuring a variety of regional dialects, international accents for listening comprehension. Users learn to speak with confidence by interacting with people in regionalized settings in every-day situations.

THE (7)

We are raising $20,000 to enhance our online community to become the #1 trusted source for internationals to prepare for the real culture and language barriers they'll face. We have affectionately termed this online community the "Happy Place;" a trusted community where members can learn from others already living in their new area.

THE (8)

Traci Snowden CEO/Founder, Sales Strategist, & Chief Idea Officer
Traci is an experienced language educator, entrepreneur and software sales executive. Her own educational background includes significant time abroad adjusting to life in a foreign country – keenly aware of the difficulties learners face and uniquely positioned to make a difference.

Orlando Pisegna III COO/Co-Founder/Customer Navigation Director
Orlando is a successful and passionate professional with years of experience as an entrepreneur and a corporate employee. He understands the financial and cultural challenges companies and learners face and has put his combined experience to work at Apto to create a best-in-class solution.

Holly Howell Co-Founder/Marketing Support
20+ years’ experience in marketing and operations leadership - beginning with four years in Prague teaching ESL.

Kenya Stevens CFO Services
Kenya is a successful entrepreneur and corporate finance professional. She’s spent more than 10 years in Accounting and Finance and Service. With large multi-national corporations as clients she understands the importance of financial stability and credibility when partnered with a start-up.

Campbell Markham Creative Content Director
As Director of Content Development, Campbell coordinates the logistics of Apto content creation, content writing, and works with Marketing and Operations on campaigns and initiatives.

Nicolas "Nico" Ricard Business Development/Lead Gen
Being born and raised in Brazil by a French family allowed him to experience the best of both cultures. He moved to America during high school and knows first-hand what it’s like to tackle adjusting to American language and culture.

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The Project FAQs

The greatest challenge Apto currently faces, is length of sales cycle and the amount of time needed to build relationships with large multi-national corporations such as Mitsubishi, Nissan and Bridgestone who have emerged as early adopters for both Beta, as well as our initial product release.  It also takes time to increase user metrics organically, which is an even greater reason for us to raise funds to cover these additional development costs.  But with a little patience and a lot of passionate hard work, we believe we can be the premier online culture and language community for re-locating internationals - and you can be a major part of that!

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I'm an Apto believer!

Apto's Eternal Gratitude

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$25
Everybody and their mama will know...

Apto Social Media Shout Out: We want to shout it from the rooftops...you gave us $25...you are awesome!

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$65
Apto's Featured

Get 5oz of fresh roasted Frothy Monkey coffee as a thank you for picking our Apto Community Partner featured reward! (Only need 300 people to contribute this to get to our goal!)

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In life, we laugh and learn...

Apto Cartoon Idiom Swag: English can be pretty funny, and we have the cartoons to prove it printed on a fun swag item, just for you!

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I want to live forever...in colored ink!

Personalized Apto Caricature PDF: Our Apto cartoonist will use your picture to create your very own Apto branded caricature!

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$250
Your Apto caricature on Apto swag

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12-month Apto membership or Apto Monday Funday

Get a 12 month membership at a fraction of the cost; don't need help with English? Join us for a Monday Funday event at our office instead - in your honor!

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$750
GREAT VALUE REWARD: I am SO ready to adapt like a pro with Apto!

12-month membership + First Class Navigation + 1 Video Chat Consultation: The ultimate culture and language learning packet at a fraction of the cost!

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$1,000
Apto Sponsor Level 1: I'm on the Apto Dream Team

As an Apto Sponsor your Caricature and/or Logo will be featured prominently on our website for all to see that you are part of the international dream team!

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$2,500
Apto Sponsor Level 2: VIP Package

The VIP Package includes your Caricature and/or Logo featured prominently on our website along with invites to all future launch events

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Apto Sponsor Level 3: VIP Package + Wine and Dine

VIP Package + Team Dinner OR Restaurant Gift Card in your area (Max value of $500)

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$10,000
Apto Sponsor Level 4: VIP Package + Airfare to Japan via ANA

VIP Package + Airfare to Japan via ANA (ticket may be subject to date restrictions)

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution With No Reward
14 Supporters
Contribute
$10
I'm an Apto believer!

Apto's Eternal Gratitude

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$25
Everybody and their mama will know...

Apto Social Media Shout Out: We want to shout it from the rooftops...you gave us $25...you are awesome!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$65
Apto's Featured

Get 5oz of fresh roasted Frothy Monkey coffee as a thank you for picking our Apto Community Partner featured reward! (Only need 300 people to contribute this to get to our goal!)

399 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$85
In life, we laugh and learn...

Apto Cartoon Idiom Swag: English can be pretty funny, and we have the cartoons to prove it printed on a fun swag item, just for you!

300 Left
0 Supporters
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$100
I want to live forever...in colored ink!

Personalized Apto Caricature PDF: Our Apto cartoonist will use your picture to create your very own Apto branded caricature!

149 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$250
Your Apto caricature on Apto swag

Don't just get your own cartoon...get it printed on something cool!

150 Left
0 Supporters
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$500
12-month Apto membership or Apto Monday Funday

Get a 12 month membership at a fraction of the cost; don't need help with English? Join us for a Monday Funday event at our office instead - in your honor!

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$750
GREAT VALUE REWARD: I am SO ready to adapt like a pro with Apto!

12-month membership + First Class Navigation + 1 Video Chat Consultation: The ultimate culture and language learning packet at a fraction of the cost!

100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Apto Sponsor Level 1: I'm on the Apto Dream Team

As an Apto Sponsor your Caricature and/or Logo will be featured prominently on our website for all to see that you are part of the international dream team!

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,500
Apto Sponsor Level 2: VIP Package

The VIP Package includes your Caricature and/or Logo featured prominently on our website along with invites to all future launch events

25 Left
0 Supporters
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$5,000
Apto Sponsor Level 3: VIP Package + Wine and Dine

VIP Package + Team Dinner OR Restaurant Gift Card in your area (Max value of $500)

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0 Supporters
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$10,000
Apto Sponsor Level 4: VIP Package + Airfare to Japan via ANA

VIP Package + Airfare to Japan via ANA (ticket may be subject to date restrictions)

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0 Supporters
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