CourseStorm, a software start-up located in Orono, Maine and founded in 2015, was recognized by the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce with the 2019 Bion and Dorain Foster Entrepreneurship Award in January.

CourseStorm offers a platform for online class registration and enrollment management used by small and medium-sized local programs to register students and process payments for classes. CourseStorm currently has clients in 44 states and, to date, has registered more than 225,000 students. CourseStorm’s clients span across industries, ranging from community education to health and wellness classes to workforce development, after-school programs, and corporate training.

“From CourseStorm’s inception, Rachel Grivois has worked with me to build financial projections for investor funding, establish operating budgets, maintain strong financial reporting structure, and is a professional sounding board. During standing monthly meetings, we analyze the financial statements for trends, identify corrective measures for budget variances, and evaluate cash flow. Rachel has been key in establishing and maintaining strong financial reporting systems, a fundamental piece in CourseStorm’s growth. She’s a trusted professional and a real “partner” in helping me build CourseStorm for the future.”

Brian Rahill, Co-founder and CEO.