Carey J. Flack is a 25-year-old Oklahoma-based entrepreneur + product strategist on a mission to bridge the gap between underserved communities and innovative, empowering technology.
Carey is currently a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Candidate at the University of Oklahoma. As a graduate student living in Oklahoma City, she studies and practices at the intersection of technology, community, and product design.
During undergrad, Carey founded Roomswap, a startup that launched amid Oklahoma's 2013 public higher education cuts and has saved university students $100,000 in rent to date. Today, Carey is the Co-Founder + Head of Product Strategy for BLOOM, a tool that offers free learning courses for global Indigenous languages, starting with Cherokee June 2018 via a partnership with Cherokee Nation. BLOOM was awarded 3rd place at Love's Entrepreneurs Cup state competition in Spring 2017 and was a second round finalist of the Echoing Green Fellowship spring 2018.
Outside of startups, Carey is a hobbyist at heart who loves to write poetry, cook vegetarian meals, do yoga in her backyard, and run long distances in the dry Oklahoma heat.
See the work:
BLOOM is a digital hub that offers accessible learning courses for global Indigenous languages - from Cherokee to IsiXhosa to Irish. Our mission is to empower the next generation of Indigenous language speakers and leaders
Roomswap is a webapp that allows university students to post and find subsidized housing in their college town. Built during a 2013 round of public higher educations cuts in Oklahoma, Roomswap has saved students $100,000 in rent
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