SkillPower is an enterprise tech and data platform to drive habit change with end consumers. We use the latest evidence-based science published by universities in a unique framework. We are building both B2B and B2C channels across multiple habit targets including weight loss, fitness, diabetes care, clean living and more. We are focused on developing data science that will over time become predictive in understanding individual challenges, success strategies and outcomes.
Why is your company the best option to solve the problem you're solving?
SkillPower is working with researchers at major universities to commercialize insights in behavioral psychology, neuroscience, nutrition and population health. We bring evidence-based innovative techniques to our users by accelerating the process of turning research insights into commercial products.
What nuggets of info make you interesting? Why do people care about what you're doing?
The most interesting fact about SkillPower is that our first client is the US Air Force. We also have a diverse set of founders (male/female) bringing together multiple skillsets to power our company growth.
What else do you want us to know?
We can read your mind. Seriously.
BEHIND THE COMPANY
CEO/Founder: John Hartman
What one book, podcast, newsletter, etc. do you recommend to other entrepreneurs? Why?
The book, "Why We Sleep by Mathew Walker". Without proper sleep, we are all missing our potential.
What is your company's secret sauce?
We developed a proprietary personality typology model specifically focused on "willpower style". Over time our product will use machine learning to customize user interactions to the unique psychology of our users.
What inspired you to start/run this company?
While working on my own health goals and chronic condition I read academic research on the success rates of popular health apps and wearables that everyone is using. The research says that most of them don't work over the long term at all.
What's the best entrepreneurial advice you've received?
This is going to be really, really, really hard.
What's the worst entrepreneurial advice you've received?
You should drive yourself into the ground building this company.
What sets your company culture apart?
We are practicing radical transparency.