A year has passed since I first met Brent Grinna (EverTrue CEO) at CASE/NAIS in Chicago. At that time, EverTrue had one school live and had recently signed on its first independent school client. Fast forward to this year’s conference, and it is incredible to see what just one year has done.
Today, EverTrue is live with 22 schools. Great launches with institutions like Sidwell Friends School, Horace Mann, Potomac, BB&N, St. Pauls School (NH) and many others. CASE/NAIS gave us a chance to see these fantastic clients face to face. While these schools are live in the app store, the conference also gave us a chance to spend time with the clients we are currently building apps for. Fountain Valley School, Marlborough, Mercersburg, Princeton Day School, and many others stopped by booth 22 to share their excitement and hang out as part of the EverCrew.
Another real highlight of our trip to San Francisco was the ability to meet with schools on their home turf. While EverTrue is something that has been popular for schools in the Boston, DC, and NYC areas, we had not been out to see any of the great schools in the Bay Area, and CASE/NAIS gave us a reason to head out a few days early and visit these great campuses.
These are wonderful schools that will be benchmark clients for us in the San Francisco and Oakland areas.
CASE/NAIS 2012 was an important time for our team at EverTrue. In just a few days, we met with over a hundred schools who share our mission. We are excited to count many of these schools as prospects, and a few as clients already. To note, this would not be possible without the support of our enthusiastic client base who have been there to support EverTrue, and have helped us build this fast growing business. While wearing an Iphone costume might generate some buzz, it is our supporters talking us up at different sessions and cocktail hours that made this conference a truly incredible one for the EverTrue team.
One thing is for sure, team EverTrue can not wait for CASE/NAIS 2013!