Robert Collazo / Co-founder & CTO / HelpSocial
Often, the apps and products we create are born out of necessity, and founders are born from that simple need-based-solution. Robert Collazo, co-founder and CTO of HelpSocial, found himself in this position while working as a system admin. Out of a need for social media management team-based software, HelpSocial was created as a bit of a happy accident.
They say that necessity is the mother of innovation, so innovation must then be the father of devs-turned-founders. While working for Rackspace, Collazo developed a program to improve communication between customers and Rackspace over social media. During conferences, they would display their tool on big screens, exposing his product to a mass audience. People quickly took notice of what a great tool Collazo had created, and client requests came pouring in. “We were Rackspace employees, but as soon as we raised enough money to go out on our own, that was it! We were no longer Rackspace employees, and Rackspace became a customer.”
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