Aspiring entrepreneurs often wonder when that magical idea will hit them. Inspiration often strikes when least expected. That was the case for 2012 finance alumnus, Michael Modica. The difficulty of traveling with a group of friends while on his bachelor party inspired Modica and a friend to create Tripsync, an app that assists with group travel.
“My partner Marty Tait and I began doing extensive market research, and we started to see that we were on to something,” says Modica. That’s when they decided that, although they lacked the skill to write and develop software, they were determined to surround themselves with people that could. “We both tapped into our networks, and found a technology partner to help bring Tripsync to life.”
Tripsync is a software based iOS, Android & browser application that allows users to search and book travel, search and tag ideas, create and plan a shared itinerary, keep track of and collect group expenditures, chat with a concierge and more. Today, the company is steadily growing, and Modica is determined to see it grow into its full potential, using the skills he gained at Mason to do it.
For Modica, he didn’t choose Mason, Mason chose him. Recruited as a high school senior to play baseball at Mason, he says he was excited about the combination of excellent academic and athletic programs the school had to offer. He says, “To this day, it stands as one of the best decisions I have ever made!”
In addition to his role at Tripsync, Modica is currently a partner with Pine Valley Investments, a wealth management group in Southern New Jersey. He works in an advisory role with individuals, families, business owners and other startup founders to craft plans that help accumulate, protect, grow and ultimately, spend down their assets.
Modica says he is a firm believer in Michelangelo’s quote, “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”
He has set his aim high with Tripsync, noting, “I am focused on growing Tripsync into the multi-million dollar brand we know it can be.”
Learn more about Tripsync, which is currently available in the iOS App Store and Google Play.
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