July 22, 2015
Jack pitched his idea for mobile cell phone repair to a group of investors in Bucks County. Vitris was born with an initial investment of $40,000 + $25,000 in services. Jack quickly trained a small group of local incoming college freshmen to start their own cell phone repair businesses on their respective campus'.
Jack and Chethtra pulled an all nighter the day before the competition to prepare the pitch deck and presentation. It's fair to say they learned their lesson because they ended up still falling short to the competition. Just being finalists and having the opportunity was a great experience that continues to shape Vitris today.
August - December 2016
Luckily the internet doesn't hold much memory from these days because the inital product was rough to say the least. The key point being inventory management (The least used feature of the current Vitris platform) it was very important to go through these growing pains to figure out exactly what business owners were looking for.
Our 2 cents to all the young entrepreneurs out there - Don't raise money until you absolutely need to.
After being disappointed the year prior in Temple's BYOBB, the Vitris team came out on top of the 2017 Be Your Own Boss Bowl undergraduate track. The following week the team attended an innovation showcase hosted by Philly Tech Week and were selected as the crowd favorite. Between these two events Vitris brought in $25,000 which contributed greatly to the current success.
Jack & Cam saw a huge opportunity based on user feedback and decided it was time to get serious about Vitris. After touring the seemingly countless co-working spaces in Philadelphia they decided to set up shop in Make Offices at 17th and Market in center city.
Nothing worth it comes easy and the most recent release of the Vitris platform is certainly a full embodiment of that. It took countless hours, so much crying and laughing we felt like we were ficticious characters in a Tom Hanks movie. Most improtantly the latest version of Vitris is something we're extremely proud to offer small business owners because we KNOW it produces the results we're promising.
Our journey started with building websites and fixing cellphones, so we know from experience that running a business isn’t easy. With Vitris, we set out to make it a little bit easier. We’re dedicated to being an ongoing source of value for our users, other entrepreneurs, and the community around us. Because at the end of the day, we’re more than just a software company. We’re a small business run by people just like you.