Covid-19’s effects on businesses have run the gamut. Amazon and Walmart together earned an extra $10 billion dollars over 2019’s profits, largely because of the pandemic. And at the other end of the spectrum, 23% of small and medium businesses closed during the peak of the pandemic. Most of the companies that survived and thrived over the past year were forced to change the way they did business. But what are you supposed to do when you create a startup designed for in person interaction and the entire world is in lockdown? Joining Joe this week is Ashley Sumner, the CEO & Founder of Quilt. Ashley talks about how she pivoted her startup designed for in-person interaction in light of the pandemic.
Find out more about Quilt here and download the app for iOS here.
About Ashley Sumner:
Ashley Sumner is the CEO & Founder of Quilt. Her startup career began 12 years ago in NYC at a matchmaking company, where she designed a successful community building method, setting the stage for her future as a progressive social facilitator. With an intuitive ability to understand human nuances and bring different kinds of people together, she transformed this natural talent into a career as a community architect for brands and institutions such as NeueHouse, Wanderlust, Breakout and One Roof ultimately setting the foundation for the creation of Quilt. She now lives in Los Angeles, like every other New Yorker.
Hosted By: Joe Pardavila