Hoolima App Aims to Change Rental Market
Tammy Cox has built on her own experience as a rental property manager in Regina to create a customer-centric app that “takes the rental experience to an unprecedented level and empowers renters.” Hoolima is currently in the beta stage and will launch this fall. The app will be available to download with iOS and Android.
Tammy herself is originally from northern British Columbia, but she has lived in Saskatchewan for 10 years and considers the province to be home. She lives in Regina with her fiancé and their two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. “I chose the name Hoolima for the app because it has a Hawaiian-influence and it also means ‘caring’ in Estonian. It has an overall good feeling,” describes Tammy.
Tammy was supported in her entrepreneurial pursuits by Jasmine Gray, the Manager of Business Services & Entrepreneurship at Economic Development Regina Inc. (EDR). “Jasmine is amazing and, working with EDR, I had the confidence that our conversations were confidential. That confidentiality is especially important for entrepreneurs dealing with intellectual property in the technology sector.”
Tammy also received assistance from Co.Labs in Saskatoon and found the team there to be “really helpful.” The first of its kind in the province, Co.Labs is a technology incubator that provides the tools necessary to grow and scale a start-up in Saskatchewan.
What are Tammy’s words of advice for Regina entrepreneurs? “Get some help, in my case that was Economic Development Regina, Audacity YQR initiative and Co.Labs. And if you have a big vision and someone in life is a naysayer, that person is probably not your person. In general, take advantage of all the resources for entrepreneurs that our province has to offer!”
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