We asked Dream Opps co-founders Jipe Kelly, Angeles Mbwoge, Omar Cisse, and Marthe Noss about building an app that streamlines the study abroad application process for international students. Jipe is a former international student and has a Masters of Business from University College Cork, Ireland. He chose Bubble because the no-code platform provides comprehensive and easy-to-use tools that enabled him to develop an MVP for his app.

Tell us about your app and what it does.

Dream Opps is an app that streamlines the process of applying to a university abroad for students. The app also provides marketing services to universities. It builds a community of Student Ambassadors and provides the tools to share marketing content for universities through their networks and get paid.

How does your app work?

When students join Dream Opps, they are connected with opportunities that match their qualifications, interest, and preferences. They are then guided to apply for admission and enroll in selected courses. They can search and apply for matching scholarships using powerful search tools and automated templates.  For students who join the Student Ambassadors Community, the App posts relevant marketing content to their dashboard which they can share and get paid.

Tell us a little about your background and how you discovered no-code tools like Bubble.

Jipe Kelly is a former international student and has a Master of Business Studies from University College Cork, Ireland.  He also has vast experience working with third-level educational institutions, mission-driven organizations, and think tanks. With no Tech background, Jipe paid a company (about €7000) to help develop the App MVP but was not happy with the product. Through research, he was recommended Bubble and decided to give it a try.

Why did you build your app on Bubble?

I was recommended Bubble by a Professor at Berkeley College whom I met at an international education conference in Geneva.  Because of the trust I have in the Professor, I decided to give it a try and discovered that Bubble provides comprehensive and easy-to-use tools that can help me to develop an MVP for my App.

What have been your milestones or successes so far?

I currently have 56 universities on board and more than 2000 student users. I also have a community of Student Ambassadors in Senegal, Benin, Nigeria and Botswana.

What are your next steps or future plans for your app?

My future plans are to raise funds (€250,000 initially) to increase the team and scale the App. I need to recruit a CTO and a marketing specialist.

Learn more about Dream Opps

About Bubble

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.

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