Chase Armstrong saw a chronic problem with how people were starting their day. The luxury of having an alarm clock on your iPhone meant that a blind reach and a gentle tap earned you five or ten more minutes of precious sleep. The consequence, as many of these “snoozers” fail to acknowledge, is that it decreases the effectiveness of a good night’s sleep, and makes it even more difficult to start your day. Chase had a vision to create an alarm clock that made it easier to those habitual snoozers to rise at their first alarm, starting their day on the right note. As you may have imagined, Chase needed help in bringing this product to market. So, he came to CoFoundersLab and found part of his tech team.
NeverSnooze launched a Kickstarter campaign on June 23rd, which you can visit here. We asked Chase a few questions about his experience with CoFoundersLab, and advice he may have for other entrepreneurs.
How did you find your co-founders through CoFoundersLab?
Reaching out was easy. All I needed to do was send a message to Chadd and he got back to me. Meeting was out of the question considering he lives in Oregon and I’m in Utah. We jumped on Google Hangout and talked about past experience, the vision for Ardivio Tech and NeverSnooze, and it just felt like a good fit.
What is NeverSnooze?
NeverSnooze is the simplest way to help snooze abusers get out of bed on time. We’ve taken the alarm clock and divided it into two separate pieces. Place the base piece wherever you want to start your day and the alarm beside your bed. At the time you set, your alarm will go off and will continue to do so until connected with the base piece. You’ll be in the right place to start your day every single morning. No more fancy apps or $200 alarm clocks. Pure simplicity to get you up and start your day off right.
Any advice for entrepreneurs on CoFoundersLab about finding the right cofounder?
If you can afford to, upgrade to pro. Why? Because finding a cofounder for your product or business is like dating. Before reaching out, you have no idea what someone else is looking for. Are they wanting to partner with someone who lives near them? Are they only looking for veteran entrepreneurs? What if personalities don’t match up? With my limited experience with entrepreneurship, I didn’t upgrade. Under those circumstances, I was extremely lucky to hear back from a couple of the potential co-founders on the site and even luckier that Chadd joined the team. Most entrepreneurs, especially first-time entrepreneurs, won’t be so lucky. They’ll need to reach out to 20 or 30 candidates before finding the right fit. Upgrading to a pro account ensures you can do that as efficiently as possible so that you can get your startup off the ground.