Podcast #13 of 50, this fabulous interview with Coco Meers provided lots of insight into startup life. Coco talked about why Chicago is the ideal tech startup hub, how to turn challenges into successes and what's next for this rising startup--Pretty Quick.
That said, it was lovely to talk to Coco. I rooted for Pretty Quick when it was selected as a Chicago LAUNCH finalist at TechWeek.
Even just launching only weeks ago, Pretty Quick has gained media and customer attention widely, and this has much to the attention of Coco.
More on Coco
Coco Meers is an award-winning entrepreneur and MBA Candidate (Class of 2012) at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.
As CEO and Co-Founder of web-based beauty start-up Pretty Quick™, she makes it easy for beauty enthusiasts to find and book appointments at a curated network of salons and spas.
At Booth, Coco is proud to be a Herman Fellow for Entrepreneurship and has been on the Dean’s List all quarters. Prior to business school and starting her own company, Coco worked in New York and Paris, where she managed global marketing initiatives for billion dollar brands within the L’Oreal SA portfolio.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and French. A dancer and lifelong ballet enthusiast, Coco co-founded the Joffrey Ballet's Auxiliary Board and recently joined the company's Board of Directors. Connect with Coco on LinkedIn.
More on Pretty Quick
Pretty Quick connects users with real-time salon and spa bookings. Have a spare hour between meetings and want to be pampered? Theirs an app for that. Whether you're looking for a manicure, pedicure, massage or facial, in under 30 minutes users get up to 6 bids. Depending on whether you're looking for price or quality, you place your order and walk into your local spa or salon.
The result: a reasonable price on highly rated salon or spa services where you are right now.
Pretty Quick is on Twitter @_prettyquick_ and on Facebook.