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A day in the life of a parent tech startup


Parenting + tech startup – combining these roles – what were we thinking! Regularly I am reminded of a quote from entrepreneurial mythology by Sean Parker “Running a start-up is like eating glass. You just start to like the taste of your own blood.”

There are some light hearted moments too, when despite working so hard it is still possible to see the the humorous side of it all. I thought I would share one of those moments.

An essential part of our day job here at Classlist is to take on board all the feedback from our Classlist community. Since launching officially this September, we have received from our community the most incredible feedback. Really fantastic ideas, sneaky bugs which need fixing and even some features that have had to go back to the drawing board for a redesign. For instance our parent invitation tool for PTAs and Class Reps has just had a major makeover.  From the image below you can see it isn’t quite ready – but wouldn’t it be fantastic if parents were to recieve [sic] a “personal massage” with their email invite……




About the author

Susan Burton

Susan Burton

Susan is the CEO and founder of Classlist.