The start of 2016 has been an exciting time at the Packback office! Not only did we move into our own space and bring on several amazing new team members, but we also launched a brand new platform for our Curiosity Communities, Packback Questions!
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The first few weeks in a Packback Questions community set the tone of the rest of the semester. In those first few weeks, the goal is to get everyone on Packback to understand the importance of asking great questions, learn the community guidelines and start posting. The Packback Questions tutorial ensures that every community will get off to the best possible start!
In Packback Questions communities across the nation, thousands of questions are posted per week. That is a lot of questions flowing through the platform, which could make it easy to miss some of the best posts. The Featured Tab places the best discussions from every community in their own easy-to-navigate tab.
You might know us as that “cheap eTextbook startup”. Or maybe “those guys that went on Shark Tank”.
We started our business as college students about three years ago. As students, the cost of textbooks felt like the BIGGEST issue in education. And don’t get us wrong, textbook prices are a HUGE problem, but through the years of building this startup, we’ve gotten a glimpse at the bigger picture.
The story of how Packback — and our equally scrappy, entrepreneurial landlord — turned a vacant space in Chicago’s South Loop into a true home for our team on the tightest budget you can imagine.
Our cofounder, Jessica Tenuta spoke at TEDxNormal 2015 about the critical importance of cultivating curiosity in education. We believe that every great innovation is born out of a great question…but students are being taught to answer questions in school, not ask them.