TeamPages wins over coaches, parents, and the media

by Rob Lewis | Startups

Techvibes yaletown neighbour TeamPages got an early Christmas present this week after sitting down to chat with the Georgia Straight's Blaine Kyllo about their startup

TeamPages founders Mike Tan and Adam Palmblad sat down with the Straight at an eatery in Yaletown, where their office is located. The two were being followed by a CBC camera crew for an episode of Fortune Hunters that’s expected to air early in 2009.

According to Tan, CEO of TeamPages, the site was inspired by two things: university professors and Facebook. While studying at the University of Victoria, he found it difficult to manage the soccer team he was captaining. His professors used software that helped them send group e-mails to students, and he and his friends had Facebook accounts. Combining the features of the two, he reasoned, would make his job easier.

TeamPages operates under the “freemium” business model. The free version of the site offers basic functions. Teams can pay $54 per year for premium features, more customization options, and the ability to upload more files, or $66 per year for all that and no advertising on their profile.

This Straight coverage wraps up a great year for TemaPages and their soon to be aired profile on CBC's Fortune Hunters will ring in the New Year nicely as well. Check out the

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TeamPages is an online social network and utility for amateur sports that makes it easier for coaches, team managers and players to: manage their teams, schedule games, and keep track of stats communicate with one another and share memories build an online community and presence TeamPages provides teams, athletes, and fans with a central location to post and find their schedules, check out... more

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Rob Lewis

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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