Bitwise:Stories, a new in-depth look at the amazing people, events, and heart of Bitwise Industries
By: Devonya Batiste — October 26, 2018
Located in Fresno, California, Bitwise Industries teaches people to code, builds world-class facilities for tech companies to work from, and uses technology to solve problems that transform communities. As of today, Bitwise has helped fuel 200 startups, produce 5,000 new developers and create 8,000 jobs! They’ve started a new series called Bitwise:Stories to highlight the explosive, transformative stories that emerge from Bitwise HQ. Every month they’ll shine a light on someone or something new!
This month, they kicked off Bitwise:Stories with four great stories. One of them featured, Ordrslip, a company that powers mobile apps for restaurants and small businesses. Incubated in Bitwise Industries’ Geekwise Academy, one of Ordrslip’s Software Engineer Andrew Pethoud shares his experience:
“We were creating a templated version of that original piece of software,” said Andrew Pethoud, a member of the Geekwise Academy Cohort created to redesign the mobile-ordering application. “It wasn’t Ordrslip then – no name, just an idea. As the concept was built out, it started getting a lot of energy and we realized it could be a viable company in its own right. Under our own feet it became Ordrslip.”
Ordrslip just inked a new deal with Square to further help small businesses! Starting November 1, their partnership will help these businesses develop their mobile strategies by allowing restaurants to easily access their mobile orders on Ordrslip via the Square App Marketplace.
“It opens doors for smaller businesses,” said Pethoud. “It gives particularly small, local restaurants the ability to have a unique app. We’ve heard from restaurant owners, ‘It never even crossed my mind that my restaurant could afford an app.’ You can, because of Ordrslip.”
Ordrslip’s 14-person team is currently getting settled into their own custom-designed suite at The Bitwise Hive, a 50,000-square-foot space for tech tenants. Their swift progress and accomplishments is something we can all be proud of.
“‘I still can’t believe I’m a part of this,’ Pethoud said. ‘The thing I worked on turned into its own company. That happens? Great things do happen in Fresno. Get used to it.’”
Read more about Ordrslip’s partnership with Square here!