We asked B-School Champion founder, Edward Easling, about building an app that helps people prepare for the admissions process at top business schools like Harvard, Wharton, and INSEAD. Edward has a backgrond in management consultant. He chose Bubble because the no-code platform offers powerful, no-code app building tools and all of the features necessary to build a product.
Tell us about your app and what it does.
B-School Champion helps people prepare for admissions interviews at top business schools, like Harvard, Wharton, and INSEAD. I got an MBA myself a few years ago, and when I was applying I realized there weren't many good resources for interview prep. The app allows students to practice with hundreds of past questions, watch videos with advice, and view example answers.
How does your app work?
When a user starts a session, the app serves them a random set of interview questions. The idea is to treat it like a mock interview and actually answer the questions out loud, since this is a really effective way to improve at interviewing. The most important questions also come with "best practices" videos and example responses from past candidates.
Tell us a little about your background and how you discovered no-code tools like Bubble.
I worked as a management consultant for a few years after my MBA, and I recently left that field to try out entrepreneurship. One thing I learned from consulting is how valuable it is to move quickly, no matter what you're working on. With that in mind, using no-code tools to build products seemed like the perfect fit.
Why did you build your app on Bubble?
I knew some of the features I wanted to build were complicated, like pulling random questions from a database and allowing users to filter the questions they see. Some friends had told me that Bubble was one of the most powerful no-code tools, and after looking at the other options out there, it seemed like a really good match with what I needed. I'm glad I tried it out!
What have been your milestones or successes so far?
It's still very early days, but I'm glad to say that I do have some users and revenue already. Whenever you create something like this, there's always a part of you that worries that nobody will care about it. I've also had some people who found the app reach out to me for private 1-on-1 coaching, which was a nice surprise and has been really fun so far.
What are your next steps or future plans for your app?
I'm experimenting with different ways to help users find the app. One thing that's worked well so far is creating content around interviewing tips and best practices (e.g. Reddit posts on relevant subreddits). I'm also looking at creating some school-specific content, since that's something that people seem to ask for pretty regularly.
Learn more about B-School Champion
Bubble is a leader in the no-code movement. Bubble offers a powerful point-and-click web editor and cloud hosting platform that allows users to build fully customizable web applications and workflows, ranging from simple prototypes to complex marketplaces, SaaS products, and more. Over 500,000 users are currently building and launching businesses on Bubble - many have gone on to participate in top accelerator programs, such as Y Combinator, and even raise $365M in venture funding. Bubble is more than just a product. We are a strong community of builders and entrepreneurs that are united by the belief that everyone should be able to create technology.