Episode 153 | Tego

Summary:

Angela Rucci is the CEO and a Co-founder of Tego, a personal safety application that allows someone to send updates to their friends when walking by yourself. Angela thought of the idea after being assaulted while shopping at a local grocery store, and she pitched the idea at the OSU Hack-a-Thon in 2018, where she took first place. Angela is also actively pursuing a degree in computer engineering at Ohio State.

Milestones:

(00:00:00) Opening remarks
(00:00:44) Small Biz Cares
(00:01:20) The SunDown Group
(00:01:47) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:02:18) Conquering Columbus Intro
(00:03:12) Introduction to Angela Rucci
(00:04:04) A typical day in Angela’s life
(00:05:00) Angela’s background and upbringing
(00:06:30) How Tego came about
(00:08:30) Tego’s initial validation
(00:09:43) Turning Tego into a business
(00:12:00) Finding a co-founder
(00:14:00) Tego goes live
(00:14:58) Columbus Gives Back
(00:15:32) Ohio State’s influence on helping to make Tego successful
(00:16:45) Monetizing Tego
(00:18:30) Recruiting for Tego
(00:19:15) Tego’s competitive landscape
(00:20:15) Building the Tego community
(00:20:55) Tego’s biggest challenges so far and into the future
(00:22:05) Angela and Tego’s goals for the foreseeable future
(00:22:45) How to support or use Tego?
(00:23:38) What inspired Angela to bring Tego to life?
(00:25:10) Live Uncomfortably
(00:26:03) Closing remarks
(00:26:30) Like, subscribe, and share Conquering Columbus
(00:26:56) Small Biz Cares
(00:27:30) The SunDown Group
(00:27:58) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:28:28) Conquering Columbus Outro

Links:

Tego
Angela Rucci
Small Biz Cares
The SunDown Group
Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
Columbus Gives Back
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