What was the scope of their involvement?
Castle Digital Partners designed and developed a platform that allows us to manage scheduling, process payments, and utilize some advanced reporting features that will be handled by tutors after each session. They guided our team on selecting technologies for the platform, abiding by industry best practices. Our next stage of the process will include the development of market features such as tutor profiles, search algorithms, and platform communications management.
With the platform, parents will be able to search for very specific types of educational instructors. For instance, we hope to connect our users with special education support, speech-language pathology, and other services. Currently, it’s a challenge to find anything more specialized than general tutoring services online, so we’re aiming to change that.
What is the team composition?
We have a project manager. He was in charge of the early stages of development. Since, I’ve been in touch with a UX designer and a backend developer. The developer has become my primary point of contact. He’s able to coordinate with the rest of the team and our staff.
How did you come to work with Castle Digital Partners?
A friend working in the healthcare technology industry provided me with a list of vendors that he had positive experiences with in the past. I interviewed and met with each of those companies. Castle Digital Partners really stood out to me because they were able to conceptualize and present the scope of the work well. It was clear that they understood the process they would follow to come up with a solution.
Not only did they set up numerous calls to ensure they truly got to listen to my thinking, but they also translated that information into a clear, concrete spreadsheet that broke down high and low cost estimates. I was confident about their capabilities and how we could work together to see tasks through. We didn’t find that quality with other vendor candidates.
How much have you invested with them?
Since the start of the project, we’ve spent about $60,000. To achieve the scope of work that we’ve planned out, we’ll spend about $150,000 in the end.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in August 2019, and our teams are still collaborating.