The SaaS Factory, in collaboration with Vantage Ventures, has unveiled several new software-based startups created during the first quarter of this year. The SaaS Factory helped eight entrepreneurs launch eight software-based startups in just eight weeks. This initiative demonstrates a radical new way for West Virginia to outpace the longstanding Silicon Valley software startup model by taking advantage of newly available low-code tools.
The SaaS applications produced include several AI-powered B2B applications. Jim Matuga of InnerAction Media launched the StoryMaker MVP, an advanced application that uses OpenAI’s API for marketing teams to create and manage product campaigns. Matuga is already putting StoryMaker to use as a competitive differentiator within his own marketing firm and has begun engaging with prospective investors. Dina Colada launched an AI-powered social wine and food pairing application, while Ross Justice created a B2B SaaS for rental property managers.