Team Members

i4class LLC

Web: i4class.com
Class: 2013 Summer Accelerator

Company Description

I4class is a web based learning system that makes teachers and students more effective and engaged both in and out of the classroom.

Updates

8-30-13

- Worked very hard on the final pitch.

- Received lots of feedback from Raj and Pat. They have been tremendous.

- It was helpful seeing the first night of finalist present and it also gave me an extra day to practice.

- I felt nervous but prepared and I think it went well. The judges asked a lot of questions. I thought my answers were just ok. I know I have much better answers. I will be prepared for those questions in the future.

- Can't believe it is over. So grateful. Need to keep in contact with other finalists and remain active with the sandbox. Need to find ways to give back. 

 

8-30-13

- Worked very hard on the final pitch.

- Received lots of feedback from Raj and Pat. They have been tremendous.

- It was helpful seeing the first night of finalist present and it also gave me an extra day to practice.

- I felt nervous but prepared and I think it went well. The judges asked a lot of questions. I thought my answers were just ok. I know I have much better answers. I will be prepared for those questions in the future.

- Can't believe it is over. So grateful. Need to keep in contact with other finalists and remain active with the sandbox. Need to find ways to give back. 

 

8-23-13

- Trained the teachers in bothe the schools that are going live in september.

- Mega working on getting ready for the schools to start in september

- Did not have a lot of time to workd on the mid pitch and it showed in the mid pitch practice session. Did receive a lot of support and feedback from the other finalists. They are great!!

- Making revisions to takeway doument based on Raj and pat's feedback.

8-16-13

- Put together new takeaway sheet. Sent to Raj and Pat for feedback.

- Met with mitch sanders, the investor from the piranha pond that was interested in my product. He did some back of the napkin type financials and sent me away with a number of to-do's.

- Met with David Parker to get his advice on the following topics that I was in the dark about. I am now much more enlightened.  

         - Owners stock

         - Equity – employees vs investors

         - Valuation

          - Blogging

          - Compensating people who have helped me in the past for free.

 

8-16-13 social impact 

The following are my notes from the social impact session

- Very impactful. Brenna Schneider is truly and inspiration to entrepreneuship. Her dedication and commitment not only to her business but to her ideals is remarkeable. Also, her faith in herself and that everythign is going to work out ok in the face of incredible difficulty is extraordinary. She is the kind of person that you beleive in and will follow not matter what the odds.

- I am now rethinking my mission statement and will address the values

 

 

 

8-14-13 Entrepreneurs  - Tell all 2

The following are my notes for the 2nd tell all session

Joe – medical devices

Parul@gradeable.com – gradeable – internet strategy

 

Gradeable

-       grade paper based quizzes and test by scanning them in

-       50 teachers testing –first paying customers this September

-       $75/yr per teacher

-       same technology as used by banks to read your check

need to ask for research she did on pain points

What drives principles – saving teachers time is not one of them

-       actionable documentation of student performance to show to parents does

 

 

helping doctors develop new products

-       current one is a suture

-       60% fundraising

-       40% managing engineers to develop product

-       asks the doctors to do initial funding

 

 

Create videos – lots of credibility

 

Networking is the only way to find the right investors

 

Don’t go it alone – don’t isolate yourself – build a support system

 

 8-9-13

Met jointly with Raj and Pat. We discussed the remaining weeks ofthe accelerator program  and developed a schedule of to-do's. 

 

8-8-13 Past entrepreneur tell all 1

The following are my notes from the past entrepreneurs session.

 

Tricia Blanchette –prior accelerator participant

Operation delta dog (previously operation canine)

 

David Parker

-       Bike messenger – bike stolen

-       Calendar for campus with advertising

-       Delphi internet – team not in synch – need strong leadership and values

-       Harvard engineers – software to enable a small company to get setup on internet. Why are you doing this? Just wanted to sell the company. Yahoo bought them.

-       Sound bite – 11 years to sell. Premise – email on the phone. Pay for with ad message at end of phone message. Pivot: business to send messages to consumers. Takes a long time to shift staff.

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