Founded by Pedro Sostre, a consultant and author with 20 years of experience in building companies, Navigate helps innovative Startup founders navigate the business world and get their start-up companies launched, growing, or prepared for financing through practical business advice. Navigate aims to support the rise of new businesses, collaborating in every step of their growth by minimizing the risk of failure and thus ensuring the success of innovative projects by providing all the tools and assistance to companies before they are launched into the market.
Cobuild Lab and Navigate partnered up to provide the best services to scalable, early-stage companies to create customized growth action plans to help them get to the next level.
Navigate Capital needed to improve the experience of their advisory process since a large part of their program is based on establishing milestones and planning a financial roadmap to achieve the goals of startups they are consulting.
They needed a platform that would allow them to use their framework in an optimal way where they could provide knowledge, experience, and guidance for Startup founders.
Just as every Startup's goals are unique, with specific needs, so must be the guidance provided. Therefore, the cornerstone of the entire project would be based on building a platform whose tools would allow the Navigate team to customize 100% of each Growth Action Plan to achieve short, medium, and long term goals for the Startups.
As part of creating a tool to help their clients, Navigate partnered up with Cobuild Lab to build a great idea!
Since the very beginning, both teams were in perfect sync when visualizing the best solution: building a custom Learning Management System.
An LMS (Learning Management System) platform is a support tool for the distance or semi-face-to-face teaching-learning process. It uses technology to reproduce all the resources and tools of a face-to-face class in the virtual environment. They are useful for both companies and educational institutions looking for an effective training method in which the physical presence of the participants is not necessary.
“We defined it had to be functionally and flexible enough to adapt to any type of training or course and allow the users to find everything they need to carry out the required activities without difficulty. “ Alan Guevara
The platform had to be integrated with other tools or applications, to provide more complete learning according to the specific needs of the training.
The app has 2 views, one for the users to take the lessons, watch the videos and answer the questions, and another one for the administrator to see the answers of each user, and see what progress he has, also he can answer questions or comments.
Both interfaces communicate with a web API, which in turn interacts with a database where both the information of the lessons and the answers and comments are stored.
The interface communicates with each of these services for each particular task. Calendly for booking, Youtube for bringing videos, Sendgrid for sending email notifications, and so on.
The interface communicates via HTTP with the web services that are hosted on 8base, and these services are built on top of the AWS infrastructure.
Their commitment to their word, and their strategic advice, when approached with a project, is impressive.
Pedro Sostre Founder, Navigate.capital