Psychology Alumnae

Amy Husted and Audrey Wallace were awarded $10,000 for the development of their babysitting community app, KOMAE.

Alumnae Win Recognition as Entrepreneurs

March 25, 2016

Alumnae Win Award for Female EntreprenuersAmy Husted ’06 and Audrey Wallace ‘04 began work on Komae, a babysitting exchange app, in 2014. The app, created by and for mothers who have difficulty finding affordable trustworthy babysitting, allows them to connect with family and friends to exchange babysitting opportunities.

Since the idea was first envisioned, they’ve come a long way. First, they were funded on Kickstarter by over 100 people and, then, they won a prize of $10,000 at the Female Entrepreneur Summit at the end of last year.

Neither Husted or Wallace let this success get to their heads however, as they know this is the next step in a long process. Husted writes that “[she’s] pretty sure it’s safe to say that [they’ve] never worked harder for anything in [their] lives,” with all of the late nights and early mornings that beginning and funding your own business entails. The two are optimistic about the future and are constantly innovating because neither of them are strangers to entrepreneurship.

Wallace, who graduated with degrees in communications and psychology had began her own successful at home business representing Rodan + Fields Dermatologists after her desire to stay home with her two sons met her desire to stay connected to the business world. Husted, who also graduated with a degree in psychology is a mother of two boys. She opened her own business, La Hoot Bakery from home where she utilized a diverse set of skills and passions: cake-making, blogging and being creative.

You can stay tuned to the latest updates in the development of the app through the Komae website and blog.