After meeting the DigitalOcean team at a conference in San Francisco, they suggested that they do a case study on Coursicle since they really liked our mission and the fact that we were running on our own revenue. When I was in New York, they had me come into their office for an interview.read more
1. Can you start by telling us about yourselves and how you came about founding the company? - [ ] Incoming freshmen. 7 hours. - [ ] Put you in a room, say Go - [ ] Immediately I see my schedule is destroyed. No backup plans work for this. - [ ] Anxiety. - [ ] Write a program text me when class opens up. - [ ] Friend opening up to other students - [ ] Packaged as Mac app. Horrible. - [ ] Next registration, stick with it. Friend ask track class for him. - [ ] Rearchitecture. - [ ] Does super well. 900 users first, 1800 second. - [ ] No cofounder suggested other part registration. - [ ] Plan class schedule. - [ ] Starts to get even more popular. - [ ] Hobby project for 3 years just at UNC - [ ] Summer after junior year, try to sell. - [ ] Awful. - [ ] Realize make with public data. - [ ] Try 3 works well, then 100. - [ ] Fast forward, decide not to take jobs. Work full time. - [ ] Charging, 18% conversion - [ ] Now running entirely on revenue. How has DO helped Three ways: Cheap Guides Support 1. Did you first develop the app via the DigitalOcean platform? 1. How has digitalOcean helped you from customer one to now 2. Why did you choose DigitalOcean as opposed to other options in the market? 1. Are/were you using other providers in tandem? 3. Can you explain in detail how you use DigitalOcean in your business? 1. Please elaborate on specific features you’re using. 4. What challenges have you been able to solve through DigitalOcean? 5. Can you elaborate more on your experiences running a startup as students? 1. Did DigitalOcean’s simplicity help better manage this? 6. What impact has DigitalOcean had on your business, quantitatively and qualitatively? 7. How many users do you currently have / how many schools are on your platform? 8. Have you participated in any community events or taken advantage of their tutorials? 1. If yes, can you elaborate on your participation? 9. What’s next for Coursicle? 1. Where do you see your app evolving / heading in the future?