Last Thursday we hosted an open house event in our San Francisco office for the Mayfield Fellows Program. The Mayfield Fellows Program is a work/study program at Stanford University designed to develop an understanding of the strategy and techniques for growing technology companies. One of our interns, Elizabeth W, is a Mayfield Fellow and helped put the event together.
We love sharing the Telerivet story and our CEO Joshua kicked things off by explaining Telerivet’s mission, why this technology is needed, and how it came to be.
Jesse, our CTO, described some of the ongoing technical breakthroughs that make Telerivet's technology available worldwide. He also touched on the challenges of building software tools for organizations in developing countries.
Jake, our Director of Operations, shared his experience of helping transform our startup from a couple of engineers to a multiple-employee operation with offices in San Francisco and Dar es Salaam. I discussed the unique challenges of communicating our powerful platform to a global audience. And Telerivet's two other stellar summer interns, Aidan and Nafeesa, briefly discussed their experiences with our team in Tanzania and global marketing.
Elizabeth W. gave an interactive demo of Telerivet to the fellows using our polls feature.
It was also the perfect opportunity to show off our newly launched website. Take a look!
We recently launched the Telerivet Entrepreneur Program in Tanzania to train and develop Telerivet Client Executives. Client Executives are sales agents who introduce and sell Telerivet to local businesses and organizations. They also provide additional technical support.
We’ve been spreading the word about the training program and have generated a lot of interest from local candidates with IT skills and the desire to become an entrepreneur. Candidates must pass the Entrepreneur Program’s interviews and trainings to become a Client Executive – training is provided at our office in Dar es Salaam.
Radhina, director of our regional operations in Tanzania, is really excited that many candidates have already passed through the program and are now out in the field as Client Executives sharing Telerivet with local businesses.
Some benefits of becoming a Client Executive include:
· Commission payments for sales
· Access to a supportive community of entrepreneurs
· Free ongoing IT and sales skills training
· An opportunity to become an Executive Manager and be part of the fastest growing sector in East Africa: Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
To learn more about our Entrepreneur Program, visit: https://telerivet.com/agents.
-The Telerivet Team
We promised we'd keep the updates coming!
Thanks to feedback from our Telerivet users, we're happy to announce our new, easy-to-understand pricing plans.
Existing Telerivet users: your current plan will not change.
Here are the main updates:
- Monthly billing: We've gone from weekly to monthly billing plans. Fewer recurring payments is always a good thing.
- More inclusive: We’ve boosted our Basic plan to be even more powerful.
- Paid plan adjustments: We’ve restructured our plans to better fit the needs of different sized organizations.
You'll also see that we’ve simplified what we charge for in each plan, check out our pricing page for more details.
As always, we're all ears. Shoot an email to email@example.com with your feedback and comments.
Thanks for your continued support!
-The Telerivet Team
Well, we were here the whole time, just heads down and working hard. Don’t fret though, I’ve joined the Telerivet team as our Communications Manager, so expect more frequent blog updates and Tweets. Oh, you should Like us on Facebook too.
We’re really excited to announce that we’ve opened our Africa HQ in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania! Say hello to Hussein, he works on sales and promotion for Telerivet.
Two of our interns, Aidan and Nafeesa, joined our CEO Joshua on a trip to work out of our Dar es Salaam office. Nafeesa and Aidan met with clients and assisted with various training sessions. Here’s Reagan, Nafeesa, and Hussein visiting our client Tata.
They also made some time for fun. Here’s Radhina (director of our regional operations) and Aidan at a team outing near the beach.
Stay tuned for more updates.
It's been a couple months since our last blog post, but that doesn't mean nothing's been happening here at Telerivet — it just means we've been so busy we haven't had time to write about it!
In December, Telerivet closed our first round of outside investment, led by Javelin Venture Partners. (Read about it on TechCrunch.)
With our funding, our top priority is finding the best people to join our growing team. We're looking to hire people to fill a wide range of roles, including business development, product management, UX/UI design, software engineering, marketing, and community outreach. And of course, we're looking for people who can help us write more blog posts about what we've been doing!
Check out our new Jobs page at http://telerivet.com/page/jobs for more details on our open positions, and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested. And if you know someone else who might be a good fit, tell them about us!