Dragons Den

Life Lapse is Filming on Dragons Den Tomorrow

Hey Life Lapsers,

I wanted to take a moment and share an exciting milestone that Life Lapse has reached. If you follow along on social media, you probably already heard the news. In case you missed it,  Life Lapse is going on Dragons Den (the Canadian equivalent to Shark Tank)! The photo attached from my recent travels sums up how I'm feeling. 

This is truly a full circle moment for me. I started my filmmaking career in the CBC building just over 10 years ago now, it’s where the Toronto School had their studios & classrooms. Tomorrow I’ll be revisiting the CBC and this time and this time, not as a student *dramatic, much? haha*.  I’ll be showcasing Life Lapse and asking the Dragons for an investment to take Life Lapse to the next level. There is no guaranteed my episode will air, however, I promise as soon I know if it’ll be on TV or not, you’ll know too. :)

Besides being nervous and feeling extremely vulnerable to have all my information about my business out in the open, I am excited more than anything. Doing my first official pitch with potential investors on camera should be a tad of an adrenaline rush. At least it’s not live TV,  LOL. A quote I like to live by is “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” by Neale Donald Walsch. Starting this business has forced me to pushed myself out of my comfort zone more in the past year than I have my entire life and the rewards from doing so have been priceless. 

So what does this mean for the Life Lapse community exactly?! Well, hopefully an investment from Dragons so the team can build out features you’ve all been requesting. It will also allow me pursue a new direction that I want to take with the company, which you will learn about soon. Worst case scenario, if I don’t get a deal, it will be an awesome experience and great exposure for Life Lapse.  

I won’t be able to say much after I film. However, I’ll be posting behind the scenes clips on instagram stories tomorrow & you can follow along at @LifeLapse_App.

Wish me Luck & thanks for your continued support!

Sarah Boland

Founder & CEO

 

Behind the Scenes at Life Lapse- Dragons Den, Customer Discovery & More!

Hey folks! It's been a while since my last blog post and that's because I've been working hard on a some exciting things behind the scenes for Life Lapse! The past couple of months I've really been focussed on bringing the Life Lapse engagement rates up along with constantly talking to users to see what they like/dislike about the the app. Talking with my users really helps shape what features get added to the app, so I can make it the best it can be.

I turned off the store so I could really observe how people are using Life Lapse without any limitations to purchase upgrades. I saw an outstanding 853% increase with users that have over 2 projects after I turned the store off. This data is super fascinating to me and will influence my business model for the app in the coming months. 

A goal I had for myself this year was to audition to Dragons Den. I have been trolling their website since I launched last year so I could get Life Lapse in front of the dragons! For my friends outside of Canada, Dragons Den is the Canadian version of Shark Tank. I practiced my pitch out loud to myself non-stop Thursday & Friday, so when it came time to pitch on Saturday, I felt pretty confident & comfortable. The 4 producers from the show were there. They were split into 2 teams of 2. Overall it went really well! I will find out in a couple of weeks if Life Lapse will make the cut. 

I have exciting new features in the works including exposure, white balance & focus lock within the camera (great for stop motion), more grid options, looping, higher resolution output for photo projects & more! There is also talks of finally starting development on Android...Yay! 

 

Check out this Life Lapse I made from Dragons Den audition and the video below that is from a CBC Vancouver Facebook lifestream - if you skip to 16:25, you'll see me chatting about Life Lapse. :)