CoachUp’s One Year Anniversary

ann 2Time flies, that’s for sure.  We can hardly believe that this month we celebrated our one year anniversary.

Although we started out small, we had  big dreams…and still do.  We want to help kids change the trajectory of their lives through sports.  In just 12 months we have grown from zero to thirteen full-time employees with our very own office space in Boston, and over 7000 coaches across the country!  It’s been a blast and we’re incredibly appreciative of all the opportunities and support we’ve gotten along the way.

Here’s a quick look at what we’ve been able to accomplish in this short time:

Coachup Wins “Most Likely to Succeed” Peer Award at MassChallenge

Most likely to succeed

We are pleased to announce that yesterday Coachup won “Most Likely to Succeed” at the MassChallenge peer award ceremony. Other teams winning peer awards were Delightfully, who won “Best All Around Team”, and STUI who won the “Hardest Working Team” award. It was truly an honor to work with these other teams and we are proud to show off our new trophy!

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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…

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Burns & Levinson Congratulates CoachUp for $50k Prize at 2012 MassChallenge Awards

Shout-out to Burns & Levinson for releasing this piece congratulating us on our award from MassChallenge; B&L, and Josef Volman in particular, have provided us with great legal counsel since launch!

Burns & Levinson Congratulates Client CoachUp for $50k Prize at 2012 MassChallenge

Boston, MA – October 30, 2012   (Full Release)

Burns & Levinson congratulates Boston area start-up organization CoachUp for winning a $50,000 prize at the 2012 MassChallenge Awards Ceremony. CoachUp is one of only 12 start-ups awarded the $50,000 “Gold Winners” prize at the October 23 ceremony. In total, MassChallenge awarded over $1 million to winners from a field of 1,237 applicants and 26 finalists.

CoachUp Boston Sharks

CoachUp Laughs in The Face of Danger—Swims with Sharks at FutureM

Today is the day we show how tough we are, load our spear gun and go swimming with sharks! CoachUp was recently selected to participate in the Boston Shark Tank, an event modeled after the popular ABC television show. The event is part of FutureM, so if you’ll be at the conference we encourage you to check it out (you’ll need a FutureM ticket to attend). The Boston Shark Tank was conceived by BzzAgent and will be held from 4-6 PM at the Microsoft NERD Center.

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.

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CoachUp Office View

View from CoachUp’s new home at MassChallenge!

Just over a month ago, we were named a MassChallenge 2012 finalist! Today, we are thrilled to share our excitement as we move into our new office space right on the harbor. Beyond the great view, we can’t wait to get started working among so many other great startups.

MassChallenge is a tremendous program that receives over one thousand applications from startups every year. We were humbled to be chosen as one of the 125 finalists. The ultimate goal for every company here is the capital that MassChallenge awards to the eventual winner to help with funding, but the networking opportunities, as well as the significant benefits of the three month accelerator program are not to be ignored.With our official launch, the coverage we received in The Boston Globe. and our move to our new, beautiful office space, it has been an exciting couple of months at CoachUp. We look forward to more excitement and success in the near future.
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