3 years ago today, the first version of MilkCrate was launched. We’ve gone through some changes since then, we’ve grown up, and now we’re looking back.
Top 3 Memories in last 3 years
1. On stage at Forbes Under 30 pitching to Steve Case
2. Visiting the White House (the Obama Administration) to work on the clean energy plan
3. Launching Comcast, Philadelphia University, the Sustainable Business Network of Philadelphia, and Glen’s Garden Market in D.C. as clients
1. Moving into our own office
In April we moved out of our lovely co-working space at Ben’s Desk to our very own office at 1241 Carpenter Studios, and we broke-in our new space with a successful party to welcome all of our friends and supporters. It felt like a major step in our company’s growth.
In Summer of 2016 our company pivoted. The original MilkCrate, a free consumer app, was transformed into MilkCrate for Communities. No longer just a green-Yelp, we created a business-to-business platform bringing communities together around the idea of living more sustainably.
3. Indiegogo campaign
In August of 2014 we were able to raise $20,000 to launch the consumer version of MilkCrate. It was a huge show of support for our vision, and it kickstarted our app.
Top 3 Favorite New Things
1. Features like the diamond and the pinning teams
Our app is evolving every day. We’ve added so many new features for our users, including Teams for users to join and compete against within their community. A Pinning feature has been added so users can save their favorite activities, and now fun, animated graphics appear when points are earned!
2. New Website
Shu Li, our brilliant graphic design intern from Drexel University’s co-operative learning program, has redesigned our website and we love it! Take a look around and get to know the new aesthetic of MilkCrate as we launch into a new era.
3. New Client opportunities
We’d first like to thank our awesome clients: Comcast, The Cultural Alliance, Glen’s Garden, Philadelphia University (now known as Jefferson), and the Sustainable Business Network of Philadelphia. We’ve worked with wonderful, purpose-driven organizations, institutions and corporations and have learned so much along the way; thus, growing our app to the tool it is today. We’re so excited to start working with other clients such as nonprofit organizations and residences to help an even broader range of groups reach their goals.
4. New team members
We just had to sneak a 4th favorite thing in to highlight our new team members! Darla Wolfe has come on as our new CTO, bringing over 20 years of experience in Information Technology and Entrepreneurship to the table. We are also thrilled to have Michael McFarland join us who, prior to MilkCrate, was the top performing Account Executive focusing on corporate & government sales at car sharing pioneer, Zipcar. We’re ecstatic to have them on our team as we know they will help MilkCrate continue to grow.