Colorado held their SmartCamp event September 10th at accelerator partner Galvanize in Boulder and finished the evening by awarding an innovative legal advice technology startup the winner!
Congratulations to Congo for creating the first online free market solution for the legal industry. Clients can schedule an appointment with an attorney in less than 60 seconds (think Zocdoc for attorneys ).
How does Congo work? With three simple steps Congo takes away the pain of searching for a lawyer by streamlining the search process, delivering the information and credibility needed to make an informed decision. Attorneys are licensed, vetted and have no history of malpractice. When I say simple, I mean simple.
Step 1. go to www.congo.io – find an attorney for DUI, Criminal Law, or Business Law
Step 2. Book an appointment
Step 3. Connect by phone or video
Congo was originally a school project that started in a CU-Boulder Entrepreneurial class in the Spring semester of 2013. . Their long-term vision is to bring the entire attorney-client relationship online.
Congo leverages IBM Softlayer in their solution and is learning more about how Bluemix can benefit their mission.
Congratulations again to Congo. Follow their story on Twitter at congo_io.
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