Re.engineer Magazine - Fall 2021

I N F L U E N T I A L L E A D E R S

Inspire the people you influence by modeling greatness

LET'S CHOP IT UP!

Another thing I learned is to surround myself with people who are smarter than me and support what I am doing. I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for the people I surrounded myself with, I wouldn’t know where I’d be right now. It’s an amazing feeling to know that when I’m stuck on something, I can just pick up my phone and text that person and get the answers and guidance I need to help run my company properly. The most important thing I learned is my product will never be 100% perfect! This is a big one for me as I am a perfectionist, but I have had to resolve that, with tech, there will always be bugs and we will always need to tweak things. Nothing is perfect, and that’s just the way it is.

BŪP was inspired by my husband and I wanting to evolve how we network. We found business cards to be so ineffective and expensive because you have to constantly remember to bring them with you and purchase more once they run out. Most of the time our cards are just getting thrown away, so there had to be a better way to network. That’s when we created the platform and added physical products like BŪP Tag & BŪP Band that attach to your profile card. With BŪP, you just Wake Up and GO, which helps you stay ready AT ALL TIMES. All you have to do is tap someone’s smartphone with your BŪP device and Boom! Your information pops up! WH A T W A S THE INSPIR A TION BEHIND BŪP ?

I had to make the decision to leave everything I knew behind.

WH A T IS THE MOST DIFFICULT DECISION

Our users:

• Save Time • Save Money • Make lasting impressions • NEVER get caught off guard and NEVER miss a connection again WH A T A RE SOME OF THE INT A NGIBLE THINGS YOU H A VE LE A RNED A BOUT ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE TECHNOLOGY SECTOR ? One thing I've learned is it's not easy being a non-technical CEO in a tech startup world. While I consider myself a techie and futurist with a great understanding of technology, I am not a developer. This made building a team that I can trust and depend on very difficult in the beginning; but with enough networking, trial and error, and a lot of patience, I was able to overcome this obstacle.

YOU ’ VE H A D TO M A KE TO PURSUE YOUR DESTINY ? I had to make the decision to leave everything I knew behind. Sometimes certain opportunities do not exist where we would love to stay, so I had to make a choice to leave family behind in my home state of Mississippi to pursue my education out-of-state for my undergrad, which ultimately led to me pursuing a higher education for my Master of Science in Entrepreneurship. I knew then that my destiny was to become a successful entrepreneur.

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