Puppy Mama Social Media Web App
Puppy Mama Social Media Web App
Like us, you love your dog. With the Puppy Mama Web App, together we will create a more pup-friendly world!
Like us, you love your dog. With the Puppy Mama Web App, together we will create a more pup-friendly world! Read more
Hello! My name is Theresa, and I am the founder of Puppy Mama. I created Puppy Mama because I realized that there were vast numbers of women who (like me) loved their dogs with a passion and wanted to take their best friends wherever they go.
But sometimes that just isn't easy to do. In the U.S. only 8% of workplaces and less than 2% of restaurants are pet-friendly.
Together we can change this!
Watch this short message about our mission.
Puppy Mama leverages technology to help us connect with one another. Our web application will make it easy to find cute spots and schedule puppy play dates, "yappy hours" and brunches with your Puppy Mama friends. If you love your local pet-friendly neighborhood cafe, you can give it a review and a 5-Paw rating so other Puppy Mamas will know to bring their pups. We also plan to make it easy to message, share photos, and stories of how your best friend has brought joy to your life.
With your help, our community will encourage more businesses to open their doors to our furry best friends so we can bring them wherever we go!
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Before founding Puppy Mama, Inc., Theresa Piasta was a Vice President at JPMorgan, spending six total years in the Investment Bank and Sales & Trading businesses at two Wall Street banks.
Prior to that she served as an Army Captain in a Field Artillery Brigade. During her 14-month Iraq deployment in 2008, Theresa led a large team to defend thousands of soldiers and contractors residing on Forward Operating Base (FOB) Delta near the Iranian border. She was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for her service.
Theresa attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business Ignite program in 2016 and received a B.A. in Economics from Wellesley College in 2006. She also studied military science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a ROTC scholarship recipient and was a collegiate soccer player for two seasons during her time at Wellesley College.
Puppy Mama's Global Reach:
When Theresa shared her PTSD-recovery story and started the Puppy Mama community, hundreds of women around the world have come forward to share their own stories of how their dogs have helped them with anxiety, depression and the challenges of everyday life.
During the last four months, Puppy Mama has shared 250 stories of women around the world spanning six continents and have attracted over 10,000 followers across all of our social media accounts and we’ve gained traction with influencers in entertainment, lifestyle, fashion and technology.
How Your Kickstarter Funds Will Help Us Grow...
Something Incredible Happened…
When was the last time you visited an online community that did not include a single negative comment? Women from Singapore to Berlin cultivated a safe online space dedicated to lifting each other up! Puppy Mama is 100% "pawsitive". Our community is a truly rare online space where women nurture and inspire one another. Meet our pre-launch community: www.instagram.com/puppy.mama
Why Puppy Mama, Inc?
Risks and challenges
We are building a robust web application using the latest technology.
Project Risks and Strategies to Overcome Them:
As a bootstrapped start-up, we have not been able to afford a top engineer in the Bay Area to lead our engineering and development team. To build our web app cost effectively, we hired a talented near shore contractor team to build our web app.
As a business-rating social media platform, we also need to encourage users to upload business information, photos, and experiences. In order to achieve this, we have gathered women in the puppy mama community, as well as staff to help us build the information that will be hosted on our platform. This takes time. Therefore, we are focusing on California first. With your help, we can develop our information database in other cities in the U.S., and around the world.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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