Ron: Every kid in the world has had an argument with their parents that ends with, “it’s not fair!” That’s because everyone knows that not everything is equal. In the world of business that is especially true. “Who you know” is often more important than “what you do”—that’s why a lot of great ideas aren’t even listened to because the people who come up with them are often on the sidelines. We founded Deal Engine to make sure that everyone has a seat at the table, no matter who you are.
Jessica: After caring for a disabled vet with the worst bed sores I had ever seen, I made the decision to use my technical and healthcare skills to try and come up with a better solution to the problem that would be affordable to anyone who needed it.
Alli: So, picture yourself in front of some bookshelves. Maybe you're at home, in your classroom, or at the library. Now think about the books on those shelves. Which ones do you really love? Which ones make you laugh? Which ones do you come back to again and again? Now think about the books on those shelves, and think about what types of characters you find in those books. Are there types of characters you see again and again? And are there certain kinds of characters or families missing in those books?