While working as basketball coaches at their old high school, Sam Clarke and Ed Colyer couldn’t believe the amount of work required to run extracurricular programs. The use of manual, and often paper, systems led to problems across the board - time wastage, monetary loss, and duty of care not being upheld.
After investigating further, it was discovered that similar problems were common across most, if not all, schools. This included the use of paper timesheets, disparate roll marking strategies, and back-and-forth communication in order to determine staff availability.
This experience led them to build Clipboard, a web-based application designed to enable schools to focus on students, not spreadsheets.