Victoria, Canada, January 25, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- After a year of living off Kraft Dinner, working out of the founder’s cramped apartment, and experiencing many sleepless nights writing software code, a group of young UVic graduates are celebrating the new additions to their company, “TeamPages” (http://www.teampages.com, also known as a popular new site for coaches and team managers to manage their teams online). January 1st signified the expansion of the one-year old company from four employees to twelve. These ambitious additions proudly acknowledge the fact that the company is entirely employed by UVic Alumni and Co-op students.
The new employees are students and graduates from the UVic Business and Computer Science programs at the University of Victoria. TeamPages is excited to welcome the following individuals: Willem Brosz, Derek Story, Arturo Gomez, Allan Kumka, Lesley Bidlake, Ian Douglas, James Whyte, and Naomi Buell.
Naomi, a fourth year UVic Business student, describes her first few weeks with TeamPages: “It’s only been two weeks, and the amount of opportunity is overflowing! From designing banners to creating a movie, I am able to do work that I really enjoy, and it turns out I might even be good at it!”
Started as a business plan put together by two UVic Entrepreneurship students, Mike Tan and Nikolas Laufer-Edel [which won the IDC Challenge, a student run business plan competition], the idea has now turned into a serious reality gaining significant awareness from thousands of leagues and teams across North America. These new employees definitely have their work cut out for them.
TeamPages has also received great support from the local business and technology communities. Many of Victoria’s top business leaders have been involved with TeamPages since the very beginning as advisors, mentors, and investors. Some of the names include: Robert Bennett (Founder of Municipal Software), Eric Jordan (Founder of Pure Edge Solutions), Hannes Blum (CEO of AbeBooks), Steven Dagg (CEO of Copeland Communications), Chris Taylor (Past Director of Finance for Pure Edge Solutions), Tony Melli (Chairman of Triton Logging), Stacy Kuiack (Founder of Vigil Health Solutions), and Boris Wertz (Past COO of AbeBooks).
With exciting ventures in the works for 2008, TeamPages is looking to substantially expand its user count over the next few months. Now that these determined youngsters have differentiated their product from their competitors, they are looking to focus their efforts on securing teams and leagues from all over North America and they aren’t stopping there. Individuals from Germany and Japan have already jumped on board with TeamPages, ready to kick start their sports season on the right foot. Despite the stressful environment and keeping up with all the changes, the amount of learning is irreplaceable for these go-getters.
TeamPages is an online social network for parents, coaches, and athletes of sports teams that helps all participants stay in touch with each other and keep up to date with the team’s schedule of games and events. TeamPages provides a central online location for teams and athletes to post and share their athletic information such as schedules, announcements, contact information, scores, and photos.
For more information please contact Lesley Bidlake, Marketing Manager of TeamPages, at (250) 686-9229 (cell phone) or 1-800-500-7203 (office).