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TechStars Boston Demo Day Preview

 

Tomorrow, November 14th, CoachUp will present in front of an audience of investors, press, and tech community members at the TechStars Boston Demo Day—the culmination of this fall’s startup accelerator program.  TechStars Demo Day is an important event for the Boston startup community.  Investors and entrepreneurs will descend on Demo Day for presentations from the 13 companies in the program.  CoachUp is looking forward to demonstrating its recent rapid growth and upcoming company goals.

Walter Frick of BostInno briefly interviewed CoachUp CEO Jordan Fliegel, along with 3 other TechStars founders, to get a preview of tomorrow’s action…

 

CoachUp named a Gold Winner at MassChallenge Awards, takes home $50k prize

 
CoachUp Team at #MCAwards

Thank you to everyone who has helped us get to this point!

Check out our #MCAwards Facebook album for more pictures from the event!

Last night the entire CoachUp team took a field trip to attend the MassChallenge Awards Ceremony in Boston. It was an incredibly well run event, and awe-inspiring to see the amazing amount of progress all of our fellow MassChallenge companies have made in such a short period of time; we are truly humbled to be a part of it.

 

CoachUp Has Been Selected as a MassChallenge 2012 Finalist!

 

We are amazingly pleased, privileged, honored, and humbled to have been selected as a MassChallenge 2012 finalist today! We have worked incredibly hard to get to this point, and it is an honor to be recognized by such a noteworthy organization. Congratulations to all of the other finalists, and we look forward to getting to know you all better.

You can visit the Mass Challenge site to browse a full list of the finalists. This is a big step toward achieving our potential, and us helping all of you to achieve your potential! We are thrilled and thankful to be a part of it.

 

Launching CoachUp

 

By Jordan Fliegel

Today is a much anticipated day for the CoachUp.com team. We have been working really hard to get CoachUp.com live, and are really excited to be in business! CoachUp private coaches have already started giving lessons in Boston, and we are thrilled to see all the positive feedback from parents, athletes and coaches.

 

CoachUp Launches to Help You Find the Perfect Personal Trainer in Boston

 

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Not everyone who’d like to take a private tennis lesson is a member of a private club. Ditto golf. And for other sports, finding the right person to provide private coaching is even more challenging. That’s the problem that CoachUp hopes to solve as it formally launches in Boston today.

CoachUp is an online marketplace to help connect people with private sports and fitness coaches, who have been pre-screened by the company and will be rated by the CoachUp community.

CEO and founder Jordan Fliegel claims that sports coaching (not just private) is a $3-7 billion market globally, without including fitness training.

 

Becoming Great at Any Sport

 

The Olympics.

They’re right around the corner.

So we think it’s time you familiarize yourself with all of the events. And by familiarize yourself with, we mean master.

Obviously, you’ll need a few instructors…

Introducing CoachUp, a brand-new site for finding and hiring a local Red Auerbach for the sport of your choosing, launching today in Boston.

Devised by a Cambridge-born former professional basketball player (in Israel), this is basically like Match.com for sports, sourcing professional coaches and trainers for you to spruce up your game, whatever it may be.

 

CoachUp connects athletes, private coaches

 

By Ira Kantor
Wednesday, May 9, 201

A new startup launched today gives athletes the chance to swing for the stars by connecting them with private coaches at the high school, college and professional levels.

CoachUp, which works out of Intrepid Labs in Kendall Square, has over 100 private coaches in the Greater Boston area serving multiple sports. Those interested in becoming a private coach with the startup have to make it through a vetting process, including a multi-step application, phone interview and reference checks.

 

CoachUp readies for launch, aiming to connect aspiring athletes with private coaches

 

By Scott Kirsner, Globe Columnist

A Cambridge native who played professional hoops in Israel is getting ready to launch a new online marketplace for private coaches. CoachUp founder Jordan Fliegel took the wraps off a test version of the site recently — and among more than 100 golf, squash and baseball coaches on CoachUp, you’ll also find Fliegel himself, offering his advice on “attacking the rim with limited dribbles” for $69 an hour.

 

Two Boston startups to improve your golf swing

 

Boston Business Journal by Galen Moore, Web Editor

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2012,

UberSense iPad app

Two Boston startups have set up innovative ways for players and coaches to connect, and both are touting ways you can improve your golf game.

UberSense started with former Citrix Systems    (Nasdaq: CTXS) research scientist Krishna Ramchandran’s terrible slice. Its first product was SwingReader Golf, a mobile video app to analyze a golfer’s swing. Since then, it’s expanded to tennis, baseball and other sports.

Now, 600,000 users have installed its mobile apps for iPhone, and seven olympic teams and a handful major league baseball teams are also using the service, said Ramchandran. UberSense pitched investors at TechStars Demo Day last week.

 

CoachUp’s Interview with Mind Your Own Business

 

Here’s an interview that our CEO Jordan Fliegel and our Community Manager Justin Cambria did with the crew over at Mind Your Own Business radio. They talk about how CoachUp came to be, our plans for the future, what sports we will offer, and tell a bit of their own stories. Please enjoy!