SPARK-based TruApp looks to revolutionize student resume

TruApp wants to reinvent the way new members of the workforce apply for jobs, replacing the standard paper resume with an online portfolio platform that allows users to display a variety of skills, experience and passions.

"We think people are more than a bullet point," says Moses Lee, co-founder of TruApp. "They are more than what they can put on a resume."

The 4-month-old start-up recently raised $40,000 in seed capital and received a $40,000 microloan from Ann Arbor SPARK. That has enabled TruApp to set up shop in the SPARK Central incubator in downtown Ann Arbor and expand its staff from its three co-founder to four people and intern.

TruApp is currently in its Alpha phase, testing its platform primarily with students from the University of Michigan. It plans to launch a Beta version this summer and go national within the next year so new workers can not only apply for jobs but serve as a social media hub for new workers and cool companies.

"We want this to be a place to not only discover cool companies but to each other, too," Lee says.

Source: Moses Lee, co-founder of TruApp
Writer: Jon Zemke

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