77 Idea Lab: Matt Baker

By: Hunter Mylek

Who is Matt Baker?

My name is Matt Baker, a senior at GVSU, pursuing a bachelor’s in General Business.

What is Bambo?

My business idea is to develop an app that helps new musicians connect with new listeners in a new way. This app is better because of the simplicity to use for both the musicians and listeners and increases efficiency between musicians that want to build awareness and increase their fan base, while listeners find new music faster.

What inspired your ideas?

This idea inspired me while I was scrolling through Spotify. I tried to find new music that I’d love. I didn’t have a shortage of finding new music, but it was so hard to find songs that pertained to my preference. I realized at that moment that while I was listening to new songs, I never finished the song. I would generally listen to the first 15 seconds of the song and make a decision of whether I should listen to the rest or move on to the next. That’s why I believe that I can make an app that would make finding new music easier and fun while building up local, undiscovered artists.

What do you hope to achieve through the 77 Idea Lab?

I hope that 77 Idea Lab will help me convert my startup idea into a startup business, with a registered LLC, and point me in the right direction to find investors and venture capitalists that will fund the business.

If you are interested in joining the 77 Idea lab in the future all you need is a passion for a problem that is worth solving. The 77 Idea Lab will help develop the idea and business around the problem through one-on-one mentoring, workshops, with a chance to get a $1,000 grant.

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