About us

ToDoolie is an early stage startup that works to connect students willing to work and homeowners who need extra help around the house. Through our website, homeowners can book a job and ToDoolie will connect them with the students they need to get it done. 

The Team

We are composed of three co-founders Sergio, Jose, and Armando, as well as our lead developer, Darren, and our summer intern, Frances. Because of our condensed size, we can adapt very quickly and have been able to make significant progress since our pilot launch in July of last year. 

 
 
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Sergio Rodriguez - Founder/Instigator

Sergio has a degree in Biomedical Physics and is currently finishing a masters in Biomedical Engineering. Sergio has over 7 years of experience in the casual labor industry and a clear understanding of where the market is headed. He paid his way through college and graduated debt free doing gigs.  Some of Sergio’s previous leadership experience includes being Founder and President of Timmy Global Health WSU , and President of the WSU Grappling Club. Sergio manages operations, acts as the main point of communication, and puts work into every facet of ToDoolie. 

 
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Jose Romo-Puerta - Founder/Connector

Jose knows the in’s and out’s of employer/employee interactions as he has been a part of the gig economy since age 16. He ran the social media marketing campaign for Macomb Community College and attracted 700 followers within 3 weeks. He is currently pursuing his degree in business management at Wayne State University. His strengths lie with interpersonal skills, sales, field strategy, and customer discovery. Jose also manages the logistics of finances, invoicing, tax forms, and outgoing payments.

 

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Armando Arteaga - FOUNDER/Architect

Armando fell in love with programming after he took one course on CodeAcademy.com just to “try it out” and has never looked back ever since. His love for entrepreneurship and technology drives his motivation for success in anything he picks up. He served in the Army for 6 years and has taken every lesson he learned from the military and applies it to everyday business strategies. Currently, he attends Wayne State University pursuing a Bachelors in Computer Science. At ToDoolie, Armando works on programming in house and helps to manage day-to-day business operations. 

 
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Darren riley - Lead developer/explorer

After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, Darren worked as a Cyber Security Consultant at Deloitte and then as a Director of Operations at Green Collar Foods, a Detroit AgTech startup. In addition to his work as a lead developer at ToDoolie, Darren currently works as an Entrepreneur Selection & Growth Associate at Endeavor Detroit. At ToDoolie, Darren helps us to develop our product and iterate more quickly

 
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Frances mackethan - intern/strategist

Frances currently attends University of Michigan as an undergraduate student. She is a creative in her own right and has received a National Scholastic Art and Writing Award. She thrives in academic as well as creative environments and has strengths in writing, interpersonal communication, and organization. At ToDoolie, she uses my organizational and problem solving skills to help streamline operations and create strategies for the future of the business.


Mentors

  Amanda Hassan  is an associate in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP.  She also graduated  magna cum laude  at the University of Toledo College of Law in 2009. 

Amanda Hassan is an associate in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group of Pepper Hamilton LLP.  She also graduated magna cum laude at the University of Toledo College of Law in 2009. 

  Kyle Bazzy  takes business startups to new levels. His expertise in business can turn a regular nine-to-fiver into an aspiring entrepreneur. He is the COO of Grand Circus Detroit and co-leads Startup Boost.

Kyle Bazzy takes business startups to new levels. His expertise in business can turn a regular nine-to-fiver into an aspiring entrepreneur. He is the COO of Grand Circus Detroit and co-leads Startup Boost.

  Amanda Lewan  is an award winning creative writer and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder of Bamboo Detroit, which is a flexible, all inclusive community work space for entrepreneurs . 

Amanda Lewan is an award winning creative writer and entrepreneur. She is the co-founder of Bamboo Detroit, which is a flexible, all inclusive community work space for entrepreneurs . 

  Elizabeth Mays  is the founder and president of MCS Multimedia.  She takes great pride in providing the best services in graphic art and other media platforms. 

Elizabeth Mays is the founder and president of MCS Multimedia.  She takes great pride in providing the best services in graphic art and other media platforms. 

About the product

ToDoolie is an online platform that helps people get through their to-do list. We do this by giving students easy time tracking and invoicing tools as well as giving homeowners a self curated labor pool to assist with their everyday projects. We want to create a marketplace where transparency, community, and pride are the driving force behind the gig economy.

We are currently in the prototyping stage. We follow the lean start-up method and have spent the last 10 months on customer discovery and product testing. We now have a good idea what the needs are and what our product must include in order to meet product-market fit.

Proud participant of:

OptimizeWayne Cohort 1
January - May 2017

OptimizeWayne is a new students organization that provides mentors, networking, resources, and a platform for student to develop their own projects, innovations, and organizations for social change. Our organization does this by enrolling interested students into our Social Innovation Challenge.

DTX Launch Detroit Cohort 5
May - August 2017

DTX Launch Detroit follows the Lean Startup approach, a step-by-step business development method popularized by famed serial entrepreneurs Steve Blank and Bob Dorf. Enrolled teams will be given extensive assignments in preparation for weekly workshops. They also will be directed to get out of the building and talk to potential customers to test their various hypotheses.

Startup Boost Detroit Cohort 2
October - November 2017

A global tech startup pre accelerator aimed at working with great early stage entrepreneurs to prepare them for accelerator programs, seed investment and revenue through a six week part time program.