Thursday, November 22, 2012

Kirpeep is thankful for...

Kirpeep Thanks YOU!

         Thanksgiving Day is nearly here- a time for Kirpeep to reflect and give thanks to all;

Thursday November 15th Kirpeep along with Geekdom hosted an MIT alumni event which showcased the launch of our website. MIT alumni from Austin and San Antonio took time out of their day to support and learn about Kirpeep and what our website has to offer.

Our event took place at Geekdom at the Weston Center downtown San Antonio.  Pat Condon, the co-founder of Rackspace Hosting was our guest speaker who taught us the importance of cloud computing for any business. With the help of cloud computing applications, businesses will maintain control of data with backups and file sharing, and will have a reliable infrastructure for their business.

Steven Quintanilla, MIT alumni and founder of Kirpeep spoke next to guests about letting them know our mission,  “Kirpeep is an exchange engine working to empower those who provide value to their communities, by making it easy to exchange for good and services, with our without money.”  With the launch of our website, Kirpeep hopes to make it easier for people around the San Antonio and Austin area to be able to exchange products and services with one another, and hopes to expand across the nation and abroad. 
 The night turned out to be a huge success; not only because of the hard work that the Kirpeep team put in, but also because of the many supporters who went out of their way to help sponsor this event. Kirpeep would like to thank the MIT Alumni Association and the following sponsors.

 A special thanks goes out to Geekdom, who has awarded Kirpeep with a 25K fund.  With that money, Kirpeep has been able to purchase necessary equipment for our team members, pay our team members for their hard work and provide funds for the launch of Kirpeep at numerous colleges in San Antonio later on this month.

 Finally, a huge thanks goes out to all the team members of Kirpeep who have dedicated an enormous amount of time and work to this event and with the hard work behind the launching of Without their devotion Kirpeep would not have been able to reach the success we have accomplished, and we are forever grateful to them. 

Kirpeep has so much to be thankful for this year- a website that is up and running, a team who works day and night to help perfect our business and a group of mentors from family, friends, and colleagues to motivate us and realize never to give up on our dreams.Kirpeep looks forward to the upcoming year, knowing that we have overcome our biggest obstacles and have a bright future ahead of us.
 The Kirpeep team wishes you all a happy Thanksgiving, but mostly Thank You for all your support!

Friday, October 19, 2012

What is Kirpeep?

            Kirpeep stands for “Keep it real, people”. Our vision statement says it all, “We empower those who provide value to the community by making it easy to exchange goods and services, with or without money.” We want to make it possible for individuals to trade not only goods, but also services in exchange for money, goods, or other services. What sets us apart from other bartering sites is the fact that we see how trading services benefit our communities.
       There are a handful of sites that make it possible to trade goods for other goods or for money, but Kirpeep makes it possible to trade a service for another service. Let’s say you are math tutor who has aspirations to become the next big country star, with the help of Kirpeep you are now able to find a user who is a singing instructor that coincidentally is searching for a reliable math tutor to help prep their son or daughter for their SAT’s. Scenario number 2: you are a homesick college freshman and you have enough money to either fly home for winter break or buy books for the spring semester. You come across a site called Kirpeep that has just spread across your campus like wildfire. You browse just for fun and you find that there are students who are looking to buy books for the classes you just finished taking, you realize that now you are able to sell your books to purchase the books you need or possibly make a trade. A few barters later, you’re sitting in front of your fireplace sipping away hot chocolate with your family.

       The possibilities are endless, with the help of Kirpeep users will be able to trade, buy, or sell a variety of goods or services at the click of a button. It’s so convenient, so helpful and simple, Kirpeep empowers those who provide value to the community by making it easy to exchange goods and services , with or without money, so why not?