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Q&A: Louise Doherty of PlanSnap on being accepted onto Techstars and using sport to combat startup craziness

Louise PlanSnap

At Tech City News, we’re always keen to shine a light on those who make up the UK’s thriving technology community.

This week, we spoke with Louise Doherty, founder and CEO of PlanSnap, an app that helps people make plans quickly and get together with friends with the tap of a few buttons. She tells us what it’s like to be accepted onto the Techstars accelerator and shares some no-nonsense advice for other startup founders.

Funding: Undisclosed, but a combination of self funding, customer revenue, venture backing, and accelerator funding
Staff count: 4
Location: Between London and New York
Founded: April 2016

Q: Where did the idea come from?

I’m that person in your friendship group who’s always suggesting things to do. Subsequently, I spend a LOT of time drowning in notifications and logistics. The bigger the group the harder it is to find a time to meet, or a place that works, or consensus on what you’re going to do – everyone knows that pain. I organised a 30-person camping and wakeboarding trip last year, and I just snapped. I knew I could build a better way....