Why you may want to contribute:
Supporting a First-Time Female Founder of Color (Women typically only get 2.2% of VC investment each year. Women of color get less!)
Be part of the early stage of launching a new groundbreaking mHealth app for skin
We have great traction with 200+ in our beta-testing community and are currently in a startup incubator
Founder has Business & Marketing Degree, and 7+ years of experience in digital marketing, content and platforms. Also in Y-Combinator StartUp School
Great "App Funder" exclusive swag, that will only be available to future investors
Clear skin is an inside job, and we want to help you build better habits so you can put your best face forward.
Your face is the first thing someone sees, and we all want to make a good impression, but breakouts happen to all of us.
The average person will experience 1 skin condition in their lifetime with Acne, Rosacea, Psoriasis and Eczema being the most common affecting over 76.5 million people a year.
85% of pre-teens, teens and young adults (ages 12-20) have acne, and 15% of women will still have acne as they go through their 30s.
It's hard to pinpoint how a breakout may have been triggered, and we spend alot of time and money trying to solve the cause - with the Modern Woman spending over $3700 on beauty a year.
I have turned to mobile apps to help me with weight loss, diet management and exercise, so I turned to it once again to find an app for skin.
After weeks of downloading and testing different skin apps - I found that there wasn't one that served what I needed - a full-body approach.
I didn't want to be sold a product, or track a medical condition with pictures
I wanted an easy to use app, that tracked the progress of my skin overtime and gave me recommendations on things to try - not just products to use.
It is amazing that with over 300,000 health apps in the App Store, this didn't exist yet!
Skinary is the answer to the problem I was trying to solve for my acne + eczema.
Daily Features and Functions include:
This app will be free to download
With a premium upgrade ($9.99 monthly or $29.99 annually) you get access to all of our current and upcoming premium features.
Our Campaign Goal
So far, I have self-funded all costs for legal, incorporations, prototyping, part of development, etc. And now I need some help!
We are raising to cover the remaining Operational costs to make our goal to launch this Fall! Just in time for back to school!
Operational expenses we are hoping to cover with this campaign include:
Average app development costs about 5x what we we need! We were able to reduce cost by thoughtful partnerships, lean teams, and doing all prototyping and research in-house
- Paid Marketing
Important for getting the word out farther than my friends and family
- Some Freelance help
We do everything we can in-house, but we will need to hire professionals for a few things!
Meet the Founder
Bianca Maxwell Harris is from the Southside of Chicago, and grew up in California.
Bianca has a degree in Business & Management, and Public Relations & Marketing from Simmons University.
She has spent the last 7 years building a career in Digital Branding, Marketing, Platforms and Technology. She has lead lean teams in luxury start-ups focusing on re-branding initiatives, and large teams for global product brands focusing on operations and site architecture.
She is currently based in Boston, and spends her free time researching how overall health is affected by diet, lifestyle and cleansing. She loves to mix new beauty tech and old-school/natural remedies for her beauty routine.
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