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Press Release – Charlotte, NC (Jun 9th, 2023) — Leantime, an open source strategic project management tool built for non-project managers, today announced they are collaborating with Kingsmen Software as part of their new Kingsmen AI offerings. Kingsmen Software works alongside organizations interested in building or proofing AI as a course for the next level of their businesses.
For Leantime, discovering the new AI Lab came at the perfect time as they were beginning development of their AI features in the project management tool. The founders at Leantime see the benefits of AI extending beyond what we are seeing in tools so far today. For them, AI is an opportunity to create a virtual project manager that augments the human experience in productivity and strategy.
Having discovered the Kingsmen Software AI program through an article in the Charlotte Inno, it’s there that the program leaders explained the benefits of the new AI Lab; such as rapid prototyping, development partnerships, and accessibility to AI tools, ideation, and offerings that, for startups in particular, may be hard to otherwise come by.
The program is another empowering piece to the growing Charlotte area entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem. “After just a few talks, we can already see Kingsmen Software being one of the essential elements” said Gloria Folaron, founder and CEO of Leantime, “to building the future of AI in the productivity and work management space.”
Leantime is a strategic project management system for non-project managers. Combining a variety of best practices such as design thinking, lean and agile, Leantime provides a tool that doesn’t require any project management experience. Users get to define, plan and execute on their projects including defining project strategy, setting goals, ideating solutions, planning timelines and delivering on tasks.
The Leantime open source project was started in 2019 and has grown to one of the top open source project management systems with over 50,000 downloads and an active discord community.
The parent company Hyve5 Inc was founded in 2022 with the mission to support people in becoming the most accomplished version of themselves and by extension provide commercial support for the development and expansion of Leantime. Leantime was recently awarded multiple grants: NC Idea Micro Grant, Charlotte’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Venture showcase, and also recently selected as one of the 20 participants of the AWS Impact Accelerator Latino Founders cohort.