Stuck in the airport, five hours to wait until the next flight. Yeah you have your computer, yeah you have Internet, yeah you can work. But for five hours?!? Why don’t you connect with friends, business associates, or just people with common interests while you’re there? And as long as you’re travelling so much, why not keep track of the details so you can always travel smarter?
That’s what Zamp of Atlanta, Georgia, offers you. “We’re road warriors ourselves,” Sam says, so you know they are intensive users of their own creation. “We saw the opportunity to do something that helps our friends and family,” Nefni joins in “and the feedback from the community has been tremendous.” The brothers note that “travelling is a lonely place and that Zamp can make it more pleasant.” The service is very clever and is definitely catching on fast, but the road has not been easy. “Being in Atlanta has been challenging,” Nefni adds, since the area is not yet a technical hub. However, the startup community is growing and the brothers think they are in at the right time.
They credit Startup America for being one of their biggest resources and they are going to need all the resources they can muster for their “massive uptick in service,” as Sam calls it. Needing funding to exponentially grow users, it’s the key features they need to get out the door quickly in order to keep their demanding audience happy. “We’re at the point of iteration,” Sam adds.
What’s the key to getting to their point of success? “Scoping the product for usability and then taking the time to build a customer base,” the brothers counsel all Founders. Good advice.