Ander and Trey are best buddies who enjoy each other’s company. On one Spring day, Ander and Trey discussed the extent to which COVID-19 has affected our lives. Being high school seniors themselves, the discussion quickly converged around the impact the pandemic has had on education. Having personally experienced the transition toward online learning in order to preserve social distancing, the duo couldn’t help but sympathize for students coming from lower-income families who couldn’t afford the technology that was now essential for keeping up in school.
So, drawing from Trey’s entrepreneurial spirit and Ander’s love for computer hardware, the idea for CompShare was born. Taking it upon themselves to develop a solution, the duo built a network of both donors and students in need, rapidly receiving dozens of donations and serving students who otherwise would have been left behind.
As the project took hold, Ander and Trey quickly realized that in order to maximize CompShare’s impact on the community, they would have to find ways to improve efficiency. So when the decision came to build a website for CompShare, the objective was not only to elaborate CompShare’s inspiring mission and purpose in order to motivate users to make donations, but also to automate certain processes that were taking time.