Cornell ILR: Tech Tools for Churches:

January 11th, 2018

"Peter Cetale '19 isn't waiting until after graduation to launch his business career. The budding entrepreneur, who got his start creating a food delivery service app when he was 16 years old in his native San Diego, has launched Religio. The enterprise software company is designed to give churches online tools to better connect, engage and retain parishioners. The goal of Religio, Cetale said, is reversing declining membership numbers. Twelve churches, mostly in the San Diego area, are the first to use the software."

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Article: More Churches Looking For Digital Platforms

December 24th, 2017

"No matter what the size or type of church you lead, having an online presence is as much a necessity as the offering plate. Here’s a case in point. Peter Cetale, a devout Catholic, noticed a problem while attending his church while he was still in college at Cornell University. He told Ithaca.com that attendance was dropping. Budgets were growing tighter. Community connections were becoming strained. According to research he had pulled from the Pew Research Center, the longevity of his church was at risk."

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Article: Cornell Students Conceive Tech-based Approach to Boost Church Attendance

November 29th, 2017

"Then just another freshman at Cornell University, Peter Cetale ‘19, noticed a problem. A devout Catholic his entire life, Cetale – a student in the ILR school at Cornell, President of the Cornell Entrepreneurship Club and current Vice President of the Cornell..."

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Article: Religio App Startup Helps Churches Engage Members

November 17th, 2017

"The Religio app is a new startup gaining widespread attention by bringing technology to churches. The enterprise software comes amid declining church membership and was developed as a way of equipping churches with the tools to create solid relationships with..."

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Article: Software that keeps the faith wins pitch competition

November 17th, 2017

"As a child, Peter Cetale ’19 had several life-threatening kidney surgeries that drew him closer to his faith. His commitment to Catholicism inspired him in his freshman year to create a software company that would help the church grow. Cetale’s Religio software, which helps religious organizations boost engagement with their members, won first prize, $3,000 and bragging rights at the Hospitality Pitch Deck Competition Nov. 13 at Statler Hall."

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Article: ‘Literally Endless’ Resources Help Support Student Startups

November 12th, 2017

"Cornell Entrepreneurship Club president Peter Cetale ’19, who co-founded the app Religio at Cornell, met his chief technology officer Albert Caldarelli ’19 during his freshman year and, through Life Changing Labs, was able to create a development team. “I would just say there are a lot of organizations on campus that can ease the balance for startup and school. An example would be the Cornell marketing organization that frequently works with startups to do customer discovery, marketing and public relations,” Cetale said."

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Religio Wins Second Place at Entrepreneurship Kickoff Contest

September 15th, 2017

"Second-place winner of $500 was Religio, founded by Peter Cetale ’19, which provides enterprise software for churches to help them gain, retain and serve members and build community. Cetale said the company already has churches on board, is hiring staff and hopes to raise a seed round of funding later this year."

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Article: Students Launch First Undergraduate Marketing Club

November 11th, 2016

"Cornell has 1,200 student organizations and that number continues to grow. Yet, there hasn’t been a go-to marketing club on..."

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