To our valued users:
Over the past 2 months with the second round of beta users on the app, we have been taking your FEEDBACK and using it to improve our product.
Since our second beta launch, we have not only added improvements but also gone through a major OVERHAUL of our app development on June 10th. These include visual updates on the general design of the application as well as functional changes. We have managed to implement common social media functions such as follow button and search bar to increase our user-friendliness.
In addition to app updates, our user growth has progressed as well. Whereas we ended last user wave with a total of 27 users, we are extremely happy to announce that as of this morning, ShowNxt has a total of 350 spanning over 10 states athletes on the platform and are continuing to grow at a rate of 21% week over week! Within the process, we have also caught the attention of 8 national players and 24 MLS Academy Players within a short span of a month. With this milestone, we have also successfully connected with three college coaches in the past week, adding to the tally of 16 college partnerships so far — including MIT, Boston College, UMich, and UMass Lowell. We want to use this chance to continue to improve ShowNxt and help you aspiring college soccer players achieve your dreams.
As a team, we are delighted to announce that ShowNxt has been accepted into the Google Cloud for Startups Program and as a result, have access to $3,000 in Google Cloud Platform Credits! We are able to use this credit toward most of the core GCP products. Not only that, but this credit can grow for up to a total of $100k. Moreover, we have also teamed up with the “Student Athlete Success” Podcast hosted by Christian McKenna! We are looking forward to connecting with athletes of all levels to discuss their careers and experiences throughout the recruitment process.
Due to the pandemic, it has been known that the virus has largely impacted the college recruiting process in a negative way as the NCAA has continued its suspension of all in-person recruiting through July 31. This strikes as a major opportunity for ShowNxt to step in to curb this issue through our purpose of easing the recruitment process. We hope to unleash our main competitive edge of eliminating barriers of entry such as cost, complexity, and time consumption in order to open collegiate recruiting to anyone from anywhere.
Further, as some of you may have noticed, we have begun building out our social media presence as well! On Instagram, we have had the privilege of speaking with Franklin Prudencio who allowed us to spread his story and passion for this beautiful game. This marks an important moment towards an ideal ShowNxt has always and will continue to stand by: Spreading passion by showcasing talent. On top of that, we have also started to build out our Tik Tok presence as we see hundreds of users viewing our posts!
Last but not least, I am thrilled to announce that we will be accepting our third round of users on June 15th 2020!
For ATHLETES interested in using our application, kindly head over to this link to sign up.
For COACHES interested in using our application, kindly head over to this link to sign up.
Please stay posted for our next article as we have many projects currently in the works with more news to come!
Ling Shyan Chong
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Ling Shyan Chong
Chief Financial Officer