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.
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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