Our crowdfunding team provides women entrepreneurs with the support to present their product and service ideas to the crowdfunding community. Plus we offer optional tools and services for determining a product’s potential.
We complement the wide array of support services – inspiration, business vs. family trade-offs, business plan development, social media utilization and monetization, etc.- provided by industry leading web sites such as Mari Smith, WomenOnBusiness.com (Susan Gunelius), StartupPrincess.com (Kelly King Anderson), BlogHer.com (Jory Des Jardins) and SCORE.
Catherine SnowmanCrowdfunding Coach
As the founder of her own consulting company, Catherine understands the need to acquire the funding to develop a sustainable business. Her experience in successfully representing entrepreneurs to multi-division financial companies, gives her special insight into the funding needs of startups and how to financially structure their companies. Plus her know-how in navigating federal agencies, gives her insight into the requirements and benefits of small business services and programs offered by the government.
Prior to starting of her own insurance consulting company, Catherine was Vice President of Medical Services, Gould & Lamb. A hallmark of Catherine career is her reputation of integrity and trust within the insurance industry which has earned her positions on industry councils including those of AARP and Senior Friendship Centers.
Catherine and her husband have three children – two boys and a girl. She can be contacted at catherine.snowman@ naptimestartups.com.
John MontelioneBusiness Coach
John brings to Nap Time Startups a firm belief in empowering entrepreneurs. As a mentor and a serial entrepreneur, he has provided the tools to enable users to reach their goals. Part of his motivation are early memories of his grandmother who started, after the death of her husband, a retail jewelry business to support her eight children.
John’s belief in empowerment is evident within his three prior startups that provided tools and critical information to the warfighter - Guardian Solutions (acquired by Telephonics, Inc., division of Griffon) – provider of data collection systems to enable early recognition by the US Customs and Border Patrol of illegal US-Mexico border crossings; Paragon Imaging (acquired by Computing Devices, division of General Dynamics) – a designer of imagery systems for early recognition of battlefield threats and, Mercury Systems (NASDAQ listed – MRCY) – provider of reconnaissance systems for intelligence gathering.
John is the father of four daughters; two are entrepreneurs as is his wife, Roberta. He can be contacted at john.montelione@ naptimestartups.com