This was a side project I worked on with several friends over the summer. When thinking about what we were passionate about, the idea of career growth and mentorship came up again and again. We decided to tackle this problem.
I sent several short surveys out to my friends and acquinances asking them how they tracked their progress and sought mentors currently. Most people said they didn't really have a good system, that they sometimes used LinkedIn, and that the one thing they wished they had help with was finding and meeting mentors.
We were also inspired by the book "Startup of You" by Reid Hoffman and Ben Cosnocha, which espouses that you get a job based on your skills, experience, and and network. Our product would give you a way to monitor and grow in each of these three areas. From here, we started concepting.