Welcome to my Analyst Report on Remind– a communication platform that helps every student succeed. Please watch my video below.
Video Link: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL9zSdcIKLY)
My school began using Remind in January of this school year. Being unsure of what the app entailed, I decided to do my Analyst Report on this app to better inform myself. The international growth and possibilities of this app are endless!
As I researched Remind over the past month, I learned a lot about the challenges related to the process of taking a product to market. As David Kopf (one of the co-founders) describes the process: “Starting a company is kind of like riding a bike in San Francisco….you’re going up this hill and you’re looking at the top and then you get to it and feel good cause you’ve accomplished your goal…. but a second later you catch your breath, look up and realize there’s another hill.” There are many ups and downs to creating a business.
A few challenges they faced included developing a vision and business idea, assembling their business team, raising capital for their business, finding the right business location, finding good employees, finding good customers, deciding how to monetize, among others.
The two brothers found passion in their product, because of one of the struggles that one of the brothers endured when they were in elementary school. Being diagnosed with attention deficit disorder and dyslexia as a child, made school difficult for Brett Kopf, and open communication played a large role in his success in school. From this passion, the two decided to take their system and make it into a company, and became part of the first class at the imagine K12 incubator, where all start-ups must focus on improving education.
As a non-business person looking forward to assignment #3, I would like to incorporate something that I am passionate about to create a product that could benefit my very own students’ lives. If you want to be successful in business and as an entrepreneur, I’ve learned that you have to take your passion and run with it.
All of the lessons I learned while creating this assignment will go with me as I prepare to come up with my very won business idea for assignment #3. This assignment helped me to better understand what it takes to be successful. Hopefully I can do it 🙂
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