Suma Reddy graduated from Flatiron’s iOS 003 cohort about a year ago, and she’s already presenting her app to some of the nation’s top leaders.
Yesterday President Obama hosted the first-ever White House Demo day, with a focus on entrepreneurship and diverse startup founders. Public and private leaders attended the event, including the co-founder of Pinterest and the President and CEO of the National Venture Capital Association.
Reddy presented the app she co-founded, Waddle, which helps people find the best places to go based on their friends’ ratings and recommendations.
“We’re pre-launch so it was a fantastic opportunity to practice our pitch, show our product, and get responses from people,” said Reddy over the phone.
Since leaving Flatiron School, Reddy has also become the NYC Co-Director of Lesbians Who Tech and remains a Managing Partner at Akula Energy Ventures.
“[Being] there as a woman, as a South Asian, as a lesbian — I think it was really powerful to represent all three of those groups there and that felt pretty special,” she said.