Two years ago today, Juven was just two people at one desk in a shared working space with a simple vision — to serve organizations with communities. The initial idea for the startup was to help charities better connect and engage with their communities and donors who go to their events. Boy have we come a long way since then!
We started the year strong with our kickoff 2019 (you can read all about 2018 for Juven in that post). Our team was the largest it’s ever been, and we have had many exciting and new features and developments since. Here is a brief recap of some of what we have done in this year since kickoff.
As a startup we aren’t afraid to try new things. One of the most exciting things we did was launch or marketing site. While it isn’t the dark theme that we showed in the kickoff preview, it still serves as a great accessible way for people to find new events and memberships on Juven. It also allows the organisations on Juven to find new guests and audiences.
For an example of a new feature, we built our membership system around Chinese New Year. Now any organisation can create and manage their membership plans on Juven. Not only that, they set different criteria for membership based on a member’s profile such as age limit or area/region. Moreover, you can then sell member’s only tickets for your events.
This year we were joined by Football Association of Singapore, Kitchee SC, Hybrid Group, and the mills, to name just a few. We now serve over 1,500 organizations of all kinds and sizes, from national sports associations to university clubs.
Juven ran our second symposium at Cyberport with 4 other major Hong Kong tech companies, on the topics of AI, cloud computing and smart city technology. Also, we exhibited at MarketingPulse 2019, which is the largest brand and marketing conference in the city.
2019 is also the year where we launched our very own blog which you should be following! Subscribe for all the latest updates!
Our team has grown so much that we had to move out of that shared working space into our very own office. We had a great time building IKEA furniture for it over Christmas! As time went we welcomed new members and bade fond farewells to others.
Right now we want to welcome our newest members on the product team, Arthur and Kelvin!
At the end of Q1 2019, the team felt like we had taken on too many different projects. Because of this, there were too many deadlines and distractions to maintain a clear path of development for our actual product.
Following a period of refocusing our vision for the future of the company, we think we’ve found it again. Our vision is clearer, our product is leaner, and our team is ever keener to serve organizations and their communities better!
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