Hector Cruz knows a thing or two about the power of relationships. As Evangel University’s Director of Alumni Engagement, Cruz is tasked with building and maintaining bonds between the university and its former students in order to cultivate donors, volunteers, and ambassadors for the institution.
It’s safe to say Hector is a real people person. But what is a people person to do when they realize they aren’t any great tools on the market to help them manage their relationships? If you’re Hector, the answer is to build your own.
Cruz’s concept for a digital tool that helps you build and maintain relationships was transformed from an idea to a fully functioning product in twelve shorts weeks as part of The eFactory’s accelerator program. The result? Let’s Do Lunch. It’s a mobile app that functions as a personal assistant – dedicated to helping you strengthen the relationships that are important to you. Let’s Do Lunch makes it easy to quickly schedule lunches with your contacts, send calendar invites, choose restaurants, and more.
Since debuting at Demo Day on May 1, Let’s Do Lunch has been downloaded by hundreds of users in the United States. Cruz’s next goal? To reach 1,000 downloads between now and February 1. “Hitting this growth target will open up partnership opportunities that will really help us take the app experience to the next level for the user,” Cruz says.
Let’s Do Lunch syncs seamlessly with other features on your phone – meaning when you set a lunch inside the app you can get automatic calendar events to your email client, reminders to follow up via push notifications, and more. And if you find yourself out of town there’s nothing to fear – Let’s Do Lunch integrates with Yelp!, recommending all the best local places to meet contacts for a bite.