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(Written on 01/02/2023, but dated earlier to fit the chronological order of projects)

What the heck is a Foodpool?

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Foodpool was a startup some buddies and I founded and started working on back in September 2021. We stopped working on it around July 2022. It was initially based around the idea of "carpooling" food delivery orders.

The flow would go something like this:

  1. You're planning to go to restaurant X to grab some food.
  2. Your friend also wants something from X. You offer to pick something up for them, and they tell you what they want.
  3. You drive over to restaurant X and purchase both your food and your friend's food.
  4. On your way back home, you drop off your friend's food.
  5. They pay you back for delivering it to them.
  6. Foodpool complete!

As we worked on this initial idea, it evolved into a sort of student-focused meal delivery service. Our website is still up at https://foodpool.app/, but we're no longer working on the startup itself.

What did I do?

It's hard to list every little thing I did, but here are some that come to mind:

Generally, I functioned as a jack-of-all-trades. I learned a lot through both the techincal work I lead and worked on, as well as the business decisions we had to make.

What did we achieve?

Closing thoughts

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