February 5, 2013
In today’s competitive athletic world, coaching by a sport’s expert can make all the difference in how fast and effectively you achieve your goals. It can be relatively difficult to search and identify industry expert coaches who are also willing to coach you, but it doesn’t have to be (sorry, but winning your family reunion softball team doesn’t make you an expert). What if you could easily search and identify sports experts in your area (eg: find a coach that was formerly an Olympic gold medalist or get football coaching from a former/current NFL player) who would be willing to coach you and give you the edge you need in your sports competitions? Now you can, with CoachUp!
Tech Cocktail: What is CoachUp?
CoachUp: “CoachUp (@CoachUp) helps athletes achieve their full potential by connecting them with great private coaches. As the nation’s leading private sports coaching company, CoachUp has over 7000 coaches in 50+ sports across the country. CoachUp is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.”
Tech Cocktail: Who are the founders of CoachUp?
CoachUp: “CoachUp was founded in 2011 by Jordan Fliegel (@jfleeg), a former professional basketball player and longtime private coach, and Arian Radmand (@aradmand), an experienced sailing instructor and software engineer.”
Tech Cocktail: What problem does your product try to solve?
“Parents & Athletes: Many parents understand the benefits of private coaching, but are unaware of what to look for in a coach, or how to find one. CoachUp provides an easy and effective way of finding a qualified and background-checked private coach.
Coaches: The private coaches who list their services on the CoachUp platform take advantage of CoachUp’s digital marketing, scheduling, payment processing, client review gathering, and individual profile pages to find new clients and manage their private coaching business. CoachUp is free for coaches, who set their own session rates and lesson locations.”
Tech Cocktail: Who are CoachUp’s competitors and how does your startup differentiate from them?
CoachUp: “CoachUp is the only private sports coaching marketplace to gain significant traction. The only other private coaching marketplace to make it out of beta has
fewer total coaches than CoachUp acquires in a single day.”
CoachUp was a featured startup at our Tech Cocktail Boston Startup Showcase + Sessions event.
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