This time of the year is always special. Maybe it’s the holiday spirit, the twinkly lights, the colder weather paired with cozy nights, the coming of endings and new beginnings… whatever it is, we’re welcoming it with open arms.
If you’re just learning about Hiveclass, we shared the story and inspiration behind the Hive last year (you can read it here)! So many people will tell you, “wow so much has changed in the last year!” And it can feel very cliche or generic… but in all honesty, SO MUCH HAS CHANGED IN THE LAST YEAR, even in just the last 3 months alone. Being a young company comes with the highest highs and some low lows, especially one branded as an early-stage tech startup. But the journey of building something that we so passionately believe in from scratch and seeing it come to life is indescribable.
The focus of this post is going to be one of reflection, gratitude, and extreme optimism for 2023 and beyond. Let’s dive in, shall we?
First, a brief review of Hiveclass History:
- March 2020 – A Light-Bulb Moment
… followed by immediate research to form a tangible business.
- Year 2021 – Lots of Research, Development, and Initial Recruitment
The first build-out of sports units, filming, and the overall process to get this thing off the ground (which includes fundraising, can’t forget that)
- Year 2022 – Our Official Coming out Party!
We kicked off the year ready to introduce Hiveclass to the country. We have traveled to 10+ states in the last nine months to meet with library/education representatives and leadership to share the vision of democratizing youth sports training. We met with the most incredible individuals, and we’re so grateful – not only for our first clients, but everyone along the way. Truly.
Over the last year we have been extremely proactive in telling our story, but we’ve also been diligent about listening. Connecting with partners and clients, receiving positive and constructive feedback is instrumental in building Hiveclass to be a valuable resource. The company is committed to producing a platform that meets the needs of our clients and exceeding the expectations of our users. The goal remains the same, and we are getting 1% better every single day.
We’re grateful for our partners and clients who took a chance on a young company. It’s not easy to adopt something new – change can be scary and new ventures are intimidating. No one wants to be the first. But without first movers like Hiveclass and first clients who took the chance, change simply won’t happen. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of the journey and those who continue to believe, support, and champion our mission at public institutions across the country!
2022 is always going to be a special year of firsts for Hiveclass, and we’re sure to have many firsts in the coming years. What’s up next in 2023? The team will be traveling to various conferences across the U.S. to meet with old and new contacts – make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter to keep up with where we’ll be!
We’re working on exciting new updates, newsletters, and more that we can’t wait to share. If you don’t already subscribe to our newsletter, here’s a link to sign up so you don’t miss out.
Above all, we’re continuing to grow as a team and evolve as a company. Growing up can be hard, but we look forward to the growing pains as we continue along our path to making youth sports education more accessible.