CollPoll started its journey with a vision to empower the higher education sector of the nation by completely digitising educational institutions. The journey so far has been quite challenging yet exciting and rewarding. To celebrate this milestone and CollPoll’s contribution to the higher education space, we celebrated our 9th Founding Day on 5th August 2022 in Bengaluru with advisors, mentors, investors, well-wishers, team members and their families.
CollPoll Team at Founding Day Celebration
This success is largely attributed to passionate team members who don’t just believe in the organisation and its vision but also give their best to make it a reality. Hence, on Founding Day, we held get together for all stakeholders and team members who play a key role in CollPoll’s continued success.
Our Founder & CEO, Hemant Sahal with Honorable Advisors, Investors & Partners
The evening brought together board members, investors, advisors, employees, and well-wishers of the company to celebrate CollPoll and its contribution to the higher education system. Our advisors talked about what they find most exciting about CollPoll and what they have loved the most about this journey. It was an evening filled with fun stories, laughter, conversation, camaraderie, and friendship that had been formed over the years.
Our Founder & CEO, Hemant Sahal Addressing The Session
Our Founder and CEO, Hemant Sahal brought to the light CollPoll’s exciting journey so far and expressed his gratitude to every person that had played a role in CollPoll’s growth and success. Furthermore, he laid out an exciting roadmap for the future of CollPoll.
Team Members Sharing Their Journey at CollPoll
Some of our team members from the early days of CollPoll reflected on the company’s evolution, their learnings, challenges faced, and talents discovered on the way!
As we look back on the last year, here are a few highlights:
Team Expansion: Growing the Team Like Never Before
As we continued to focus on growing our team and setting significant goals, we are now a family of 75+ members for the first time. We have expanded the CollPoll family with approximately 20+ people joining our Engineering team and 25+ people joining our Customer Success team. Additionally, we made key leadership hires by appointing – Kunal Deep as VP of Customer Success, Nishant Varshney as AVP – South India, Shazil Ahmed – AVP Customer Success, Suraj Bhoyar as the Business Leader – Western India and Punith Ganadinni as Director of Engineering. Furthermore, our Advisors and Mentors constantly came forward to show their support. We will always be thankful to – Amit Pande, Amit Somani, Janakiraman Srinivasan, Dr Parag Diwan, Ravi Panchanadan, Sanjeev Shah, Siddharth Das, and Sudip Banerjee for being a pillar strength for CollPoll and its team’s growth and success.
Customer Signups: Establishing Partnerships with Progressive Institutions
We partnered with some of the most progressive educational institutions such as BITS School of Management (BITSoM), GD Goenka University, HKBK Group of Institutions, Sharda University, Uzbekistan, World University of Design, BML Munjal University, Apollo University, and Malla Reddy Group of Institutions among others. Thus, crossing our benchmark of onboarding 100+ higher education institutions, 190K+ users and 145K students.
Introduced New Features and Launched Some Major Products
As we grew as a team and worked towards delivering advanced product offerings, we also launched some amazing features and products to help higher education institutions overcome day-to-day challenges and grow significantly. With all the passing years, we focused on developing products to reduce the workload on students, faculty, administrators, and other stakeholders.
Integrations & Partnerships
In the past years, we have made some advanced enhancements and forged some great partnerships. We integrated our product with multiple innovative solutions to help educational institutions run more efficiently, with less human error and a unified communication layer. Bringing these integrations to light:
- Automated Institutions’ Gate Pass Approval Process using Exotel’s IVR.
- Our Learning Management System was integrated with various video conferencing tools – Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, Zoom, and Jio Meet to allow faculties to seamlessly conduct online classes on the CollPoll platform.
- Partnered with Leadsquared to help educational institutions digitize the admission processes.
- We partnered with Manah Wellness, to help institutions support students’ emotional well-being
- Blending top solutions like Koha as an open source integrated library system.
Extensive Platform Usage!
CollPoll had an exciting year – the number of users doubled, the user experience improved, and more institutions improved their digital presence. For students, faculty, and staff, we focused on providing a seamless, varied and highly enhanced digital experience.
CollPoll in 100+ Media Stories
From developing some awesome products to getting featured in some mainstream media, the journey was truly a rollercoaster ride for all of us. We are extremely proud to share our brand presence in 100+ media stories including The Hindu, Financial Express, YourStory, Economic Times, Indian Express, Dainik Bhaskar and more.
With an aim to transform institutions into digital campuses, CollPoll looks forward to the upcoming year to digitally transform many more educational institutions across the country. Our team is extremely grateful to the higher education community for its constant support and guidance.
Cheers to many more years of success, growth, and adventures that are yet to come!