We are very excited to have been selected as a finalist for Gorham Savings Bank’s LaunchPad 2019 Competition!
CourseStorm, Casco Bay Creamery, GO Lab, Sidewalk Buttler, and Vintage Maine Kitchen will participate in live a pitch competition to be held the evening of Tuesday, June 4 at USM’s Hannaford Hall in Portland.
LaunchPad helps Maine’s innovators and entrepreneurs reach the next level with an award of $50,000 from Gorham Savings Bank. The five Maine companies were selected from an applicant pool of more than150 businesses as the finalists of the seventh annual LaunchPad competition.
We’re excited to welcome employees in the first quarter of 2019 as Brady Charron, Monique Bouchard, Ashleigh Briggs, and Adam Shortsleeves (below) join the CourseStorm product, marketing, and customer success teams.
After months of working behind the scenes, we are beyond excited to announce the single feature that has been requested by customers more than any other: the ability to register for multiple classes at once. We call it CourseStorm Cart. Read on to find out how to enable early access to the feature on your site!
Once your site is equipped with Cart, students can pick as many classes as they want from your catalog and register for them all in a single transaction. And because CourseStorm has easy tools to register your family and friends as well, you can register as many people for as many classes as you want with just a few clicks!
As some of you may know, we recently won our episode of Greenlight Maine, putting us one step closer to winning the $100,000 grand prize! We went head-to-head against the creator of College Helpers in front of a panel of three judges: Tom O’Donnell, the principle of Macpage; Mike Duguay, the executive director of the Harold Alfond Institute for Business; and Becky Conrad, the president of the LA Metro Chamber of Commerce. Each of us were given time to pitch our business, and we were judged not only on the quality of our pitch but also the long-term growth potential of our company.
When I was in high school, I was obsessed with computers. Like most kids that age, my friends and I loved playing video games, but we also loved creating things. The first computer program I wrote with a friend was a short game of Madlibs. The game started by asking you for words: adjectives, nouns, places, things you wear, etc. We’d then take those words and insert them into a pre-built story invariably designed to make whatever you had typed into a crude joke. It was a blast!
But one thing was clear when it came to school — there wasn’t a lot of instruction for computers. Sure, we could take a keyboarding class or learn the ins and outs of Microsoft Word, but there wasn’t a class we could take to just “build cool stuff” on the computer. Yet, that’s all we wanted to do! We wanted to build computers from scratch, program new games to play, design animated shorts, create cool video effects, and stay up late into the night making music on the computer. We wanted to learn how to create new things, but there were no classes we could take that would teach us. So, we taught ourselves.
Inspiring & Extraordinary Offerings from Around the Country
Just browsing the fun, practical, completely unlikely possibilities in your local Adult & Community Education brochure makes one thing clear. Program directors in towns and cities around the country relish the opportunity to entertain new, original course ideas from talented community members. We traversed the nation, digitally speaking, to highlight some of the most interesting, inspiring and of-the-moment community education classes you can sign up for right now. Even if you can’t get to Arizona to join a Mariachi band or to Pima to prepare for the zombie apocalypse, this list will at least motivate you to take – or teach – a class in your own hometown.
Here at CourseStorm HQ, we consider it our job to make it simple for students to connect to those great classes of yours. So, as you might imagine, we’re about as disappointed as anyone when a class has to cancel because there just aren’t enough students registered. It’s not great for you and your team who have worked hard to make the class available, it’s not great for the instructor who’s excited to share their knowledge, and it’s not great for the students who were really looking forward to taking that class!
Well, thankfully, just in time for Fall registration, we’re adding a brand new way to help you cancel fewer classes, automatically, and it’s launching today!
As we promised last week, we’ve launched a brand new administration area for CourseStorm making it even easier to manage all your classes, registrations, waiting lists, and more!
Hi everyone – Matt here!
I wanted to make a quick post today to share with you a big new change coming to CourseStorm. Next week, we’ll be introducing a fantastic new administration area that we hope you love as much as we do. It’s modern, powerful, and still impossibly simple.
There’s so much great stuff that today we thought we’d send out a video offering a sneak peek at the changes coming next week.
We love hearing from all of you so, as always, if you have any feedback, just shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Here at CourseStorm, we’re very big on spending as much time as possible on helping our customers, whether that be with individual phone and email support, creating new features to make things even easier, or dreaming up our next big concept. Sometimes we spend so much time in-deep giving each of our customers a great experience that we don’t spend enough time telling everyone what an excellent company we have and what great stuff we’re working on.
Well, thanks to the wonderful startup and entrepreneurship community in Maine, we’ve been given the chance to tell our story. Read more