In Business they say “a vision without action is just a dream, and action without vision is a nightmare.” I believe there is a fine line between them called “traction.” This is where the rubber meets the road, and the line that I walk on a daily basis as an entrepreneur. Pivot, shift, accelerate, adapt, and flip are the gears that drive our innovation. Passion is our fuel for transformation. And if there’s no traction, there can be no attraction of capitol or talent. Then you must retreat and repeat. My name is Daniel Kaneshiro and I approve this message.
- Daniel Kaneshiro, CEO
Hello, my name is Ingeborg Zandee van Rilland. I am a science dork from Hawaii that fell in love with the world of business by chance. The constant changes of science is what drew me in and the similarities with the forever changing realm of business and technology captivated me. To make it that much better, I love mail and now I work with MailGapp, where mail is brought to the palm of your hand! And despite my different background, my detail-oriented and positive nature turned out to be the perfect fit to compliment my new environment.
- Ingeborg Zandee van Rilland, COO
Aloha! My name is Shane-nah Martin. I am no entrepreneur, but I’m excellent at being the back end support for entrepreneurs. I love meeting people who come up with great ideas, and are bold enough to execute it to see where the journey takes them. I truly enjoy what we do. The way I see it, by helping entrepreneurs succeed, not only are we helping our economy, but if enough individuals and businesses follow suit, “Together we can move the world”.
- Shane-nah Martin, Correlations Manager
Hello, my name is Ian Costa and as someone with a marketing background, I am often focused on developing and maintaining a strong customer experience for a product or brand. Whether this means ensuring the product works in the way it should or creating a single, consistent brand image, the value a product or brand brings a customer is a high priority. In addition, I am a person who often focuses on the details and takes pride in the quality of work I do, over the quantity of work I do. Finishing a task with precision and quality is something I am strong at.
-Ian Costa, Director of Marketing and Social Media Intern
My name is Michael Nehmad and I am studying Economics at Stanford University. My life goals include owning the Boston Red Sox, running an auto company, and of course turning MailGapp into an industry-leading app. I have always had a strong work ethic and great time-management skills, but working for a start up has been an incredible learning opportunity for me in the ways of entrepreneurship, creativity, and overcoming challenges. What more can I say than I’m lucky to live in Hawaii, lucky to work in Hawaii.
- Michael Nehmad, Director of Corporate Strategy Intern
We are the modern day courier; the first cloud based postal mail service. Our app manages and facilitates your business needs by delivering your mail to your mobile device through the cloud. When managing a small business, it’s not about real time; it’s about the right time. Don’t waste valuable time running back and forth to the mailbox looking for that important check until you know it’s in your mailbox. Think of it as visual mail forwarding. You get to see every piece of mail in your mailbox before receiving the physical object. We take the guesswork out of postal mail by putting the mail in the palm of your hand and allowing you to focus on the more important tasks involved with running a business. With the new MailGapp app, you always know when it’s the right time.
Passion: Kina’ole(flawlessness) is doing the right things, for the right people, at the right time, through the right channels, and all for the right reasons. I basically started my business because of a problem that I encountered and wanted to solve it so other first time entrepreneurs wouldn’t have to suffer through it. So it contains…
Orange: You glad you met me? Through the first three years of existence, Resource Suites, the business center that the idea of MailGapp emerged from, struggled to get the business noticed and it was difficult to engage with potential clients because there was a learning curve. As to Resource Suite’s service, once people understood the business model, the common theme and phrase we heard was “Wow, I didn’t even know that service existed.” Resource Suites even named the first Facebook page with that sentence. Now into its fifth year and having helped hundreds of like minded entrepreneurs, Resource Suites is ready for a transformation.
Guava: Jammin. I am going with my gut, but I have assembled a team that I think could beat the Avengers. I would be the Hulk, because according to my kids “I’m always mad”. Actually I’m just motivated and have no time for less than perfection, although I am very compassionate. My own personal motto is “Every successful client is a self-portrait of Resource Suites, autographed with excellence”. We are on target to enhance postal mail which hasn’t been touched over its 200 year history, by reimaging the mail delivery experience. We are doing for mail what BlackBerry did for email. Introducing MailGapp to the Post.Office.Mail. era and welcome the new face of mail. We are the lever for small businesses to level the playing field with large enterprises in mobile. Together we can move the world, forward.
In Hawaii, this mixture is affectionately called POG and how sweet an elixir it is.