How We Helped Poker Power Build an App (and Community) That’s Transforming the Lives of Women in Business
Launched in 2020 Industry: Education Management HQ in Chicago, IL 50+ Team Members
Founded in 2020, Poker Power supports women at all stages of business, from entry level to C-suite, and their decision-making through learning to play poker. Their mission is to empower one million women to practice and learn skills correlated with success including strategic thinking, decision-making, negotiation and risk assessment.
The Poker Power team, spearheaded by Erin and AJ, had a powerful motivator - to prepare women for greater success, especially around money. The success of in-person classes using poker as a teaching tool left Erin and AJ inspired to create an app that allowed women to play poker and connect online while supporting a virtual curriculum. The problem was that third-party apps placed a limit on data collection, available features and the overall experience Poker Power was looking to deliver. Through working with Pineapple, Erin and AJ were able to say goodbye to an underperforming dev team and finally focus on their mission of supporting one million women to succeed from the classroom to the boardroom without distractions, delays or budget blowouts. Together, we’ve launched an app that offers women classes, community and invaluable support by gamifying life and leadership skills. Finally, the remarkable women behind Poker Power can focus on growing their community knowing their app is built to grow with them.