Episode 154 | GiftPocket

Summary:

Brooke Yoakam is an Upper Arlington High School junior, actively involved in student council, Spanish honors society, and is the captain of her school’s soccer team. Brooke is also the CEO and Founder of GiftPocket, a mobile app designed to help teens easily store, manage, use, and exchange all of their gift cards. When she was 12 years old, she attended the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, where she developed the idea of GiftPocket and won funding for the “best business idea.” After finalizing her business plan and participating in Concept Academy, she became an engaged client with Rev1 Ventures, who has helped her turn her the app idea into reality.

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
(00:03:13) Introduction to Brooke Yoakam
(00:04:23) A typical day in the life
(00:05:40) What lead you to entrepreneurship?
(00:08:22) The idea for GiftPocket
(00:11:00) Concept Academy and Rev1 Ventures
(00:12:55) Funding GiftPocket
(00:13:30) Taking GiftPocket from ideation to creation
(00:15:28) Creating partnerships for GiftPocket
(00:16:55) Creating the GiftPocket team
(00:19:45) The team at GiftPocket today
(00:20:30) GiftPocket goes live!
(00:21:45) Brooke’s plans post high school
(00:24:20) Live Uncomfortably
(00:25:15) Closing remarks
(00:25:45) Like, subscribe, and share Conquering Columbus
(00:26:08) Small Biz Cares
(00:26:44) The SunDown Group
(00:27:12) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:27:41) Conquering Columbus Outro

Links:

Brooke Yoakam
GiftPocket
Small Biz Cares
The SunDown Group
Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
Columbus Gives Back
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