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Founder Feature: Maddie and Mike Bell of Get Together AI

Meet Maddie and Mike Bell.

Co-Founders of Get Together AI.

"Don’t worry too much about people “stealing your idea.” If we didn’t talk about Get Together all the time with pretty much everyone, we wouldn’t have a fraction of the great ideas that came from outside our own minds."

Get Together AI is an automated text messaging software that instantly identifies the best time for everyone on a group text message chain to get together.


Q: What makes Cincinnati a great place to start a business?

A: We aren’t originally from Cincinnati, but one of the things that we learned very quickly is that Cinci takes care of its own and is proud of the things that it has produced. Whether Skyline, Graeters, the Bengals, or the Reds, people from Cinci love talking about things that started here.

Q: How did a grant from Main Street Ventures impact you and your business?

A: The grant from MSV will be used to finalize and launch our companion app to the Apple App and Google Play stores.

Q: What does a typical day in your life look like?

A: 5:30 - Wake up and get some work in before the kids are up 6:30 - Getting kids up, making breakfast, and enjoying family activities 8:30 - Start the workday 12:00 - Workout / Lunch with kiddos 1:00 - Back to work! 5:00 - Family dinner time (we love to grill on the back porch :) 6:00 - Family activities (walk the dog, bike to park, get fro-yo, something fun) 7:30 - Kiddo bedtime routine starts 8:30 - Kids down and back to work for a couple of hours 10:30 - Wind down and get some rest!

Q: What is a lesson you've learned that has shaped your work?

A: The 5 Capitals Framework: Spiritual, Relational, Physical, Intellectual, and Financial.

Q: What's next for Get Together AI?

A: Our companion app (which we are developing with MSV funds) should hit the Apple App and Google Play stores in late July / early August. At that point, we are going to make a hard push to seed with at least 1,000 users and see what we learn in terms of the next steps on the product roadmap.


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