2017: A Year in Review

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    It’s been quite a year for InstaViser. During the past 12 months, we have worked to create engaged learning communities with clients that range from professional networks to non-profits and university groups. Over countless Slack conversations and cups of coffee, our team worked tirelessly to improve our software, helping our online communities connect easier and faster. We are proud to offer a private networking platform for learning institutions and empowerment organizations to better serve their members.

    In 2017, our diverse span of customer networks included top brand companies and organizations such as the University of California-Berkeley Athletics, the Culinary Institute of America, the United States Olympic Committee Athlete Career and Education Program and CSweetener. Collectively, we powered communities that served hundreds of mentors and thousands of mentees, creating authentic connections and forging stronger ties for professional growth, mentorship, and lifelong learning.

    “My mentor was very patient, kind, understanding and relatable,” said an ACE Mentor Network user. “I instantly knew that this time was valuable not only to me but her as well! After speaking with her, I felt confident that each answer to my questions was filled with practical advice that I could immediately begin to implement. I am truly grateful and inspired to continue dreaming, reaching and pursuing at great lengths. It is awesome to see successful women encouraging younger women like me.”

    From one of our Cal Golden Ties Network Advisors: “I think our session went really well (it was the first for both of us). The student had good questions and was prepared. I have a number of contacts to share with her to assist her with her career options. Terrific platform. Very easy to navigate the session.”

    We also welcomed several new clients to our InstaViser family including CSweetener and Food Venture Lab. CSweetener is a non-profit organization dedicated to matching emerging female healthcare leaders new and near to the C-Suite, with those who have successfully navigated the terrain for mentorship in an effort to increase the ratio of women in executive positions. Food Venture Lab provides students with one-on-one sessions with top food experts, restaurant executives, and culinary artists.

    Several new members joined the InstaViser team in 2017. We’re thrilled to have Meghan O’Leary come on board full-time in the role of Vice President, overseeing our customer success and marketing departments. Prior to InstaViser, Meghan worked for five years at ESPN in Content Production and Programming and currently competes as an Olympic rower for Team USA. We’re also excited to welcome Michael Colella as our newest customer success manager. Michael graduated from Cornell University and has been training and competing on the U.S. Men’s Rowing team for the past two years.

    Other InstaViser team members in the news include Elana Meyers-Taylor, our customer success manager, who will be representing the United States on the Olympic Bobsled team and software developer Kyle Tress who will be coaching the Japanese Olympic Skeleton team at the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

    As we look ahead to another year, we are welcoming several new community platforms to the InstaViser family that will be launching throughout the next quarter.

    “To be able to work with so many great organizations and to help them leverage the power of their networks is a profound experience,” said InstaViser CEO and co-founder, Pete Cipollone. “Our team did great things in 2017 and we look forward to doing even more, better and faster in 2018 as we continue to expand and provide a great product, doing our part to change lives, one connection at a time.”

    Thank you,

    The Team at InstaViser

    About InstaViser

    Founded in 2015 by a team of Olympians, InstaViser empowers a new world of global connection and learning for people of all ages and walks of life. For learning institutions and empowerment organizations who serve talented strivers aspiring to reach their potential, InstaViser creates private networking platforms that seamlessly create engaged learning communities. InstaViser helps our customers create authentic connections, leveraging their brands to realize the power of their networks. We are in the business of changing lives, one connection at a time. For more information please visit:


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