Just Another Origin Story...
One year ago, I changed my life forever when I picked up a guitar for the first time. To my untrained fingers it felt like alien technology, but to my mind's eye it was a mystery to be solved--a journey which I still walk today. In a life that moves too fast in too many ways, playing music has a way of freezing everything and locking you in the present moment. Playing music offers a meditative escape, and an immense feeling of accomplishment when you perfectly play something that took countless hours of repetitive practice--but that's just the problem.
Any musician knows that learning something new takes countless hours practicing completely alone.
But what if we never had to practice alone again? With that thought, Soloist was born.
The mission is Soloist is to seamlessly simulate the experience of having bandmates for musicians practicing alone.
It's that simple.
Join us on our journey, and never practice alone again.
Founder and Band Manager
A Visual Timeline
The idea for Soloist came in our founders basement in January '22. Soloist LLC was formed in August '22. Let's take a look at what we've accomplished so far.
January 10th, 2022
April 1st, 2022
3rd Place Finalist in IU CLAPP Idea Competition
An Idea is Forged.
April 29th, 2022
August 3rd. 2022 Soloist LLC is formed in Indiana
Completed Spine Sweat Experience
with a Pass Plus
Received the James Dye Grant for
Most Innovative Business
(#1 Ranked Entrepreneurial Course)
(Awarded by members of the IU Angel Network)
May 25th, 2022
Crossroads Collegiate Pitch
June 6th, 2022
(100+ Entrants, 44 semi-finalists, 8 finalists)
Sponsored Startup in Startup Summer
Paid Incubator at The Mill
July 1st, 2022
A New Character Arrives!
(Riley Lemons, Cofounder)
More Characters! Development of V1 Begins
(The Launch Team)
October 13th, 2022
Crossroads Pre-Seed Pitch Competition
(40 semi-finalists, 4 finalists)
October 30th, 2022
Elevate Ventures Investment Received
November 30th, 2022
Soloist V1 Complete, Beta Launch
(Phase 1 of 4)
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