National Machine

Origin Story

How National Machine came to be

Photo by  Andy Hu  on  Unsplash

Photo by Andy Hu on Unsplash


Our National machine origin story

I used to try to play basketball once a week. As the years went by, my college friends all started having kids and it was increasingly difficult to make sure that we had enough people for our Saturday morning game. People would bail at the last minute, nobody knew whether or where we had a gym reserved. We all experienced the frustration of showing up some weeks with so few people we couldn't even get a game going.

I knew we needed a solution and I love technology, so I decided to learn how to code. In the middle of the night, over the course of many months, Bounce was born.

I cobbled everything together with no design sense, but the important thing was that I saw a problem and created a solution. It had automated billing, Mailchimp integration, transactional email, RSVPs, check in and, obviously, a picture of Lebron James for motivational purposes. It worked.

Eventually, the application and the pickup league were scrapped as we all got older and more frequently injured. In the meantime, I learned how to build, maintain and iterate on a piece of custom software. Something that did exactly what I needed it to do in the way that I wanted it to do it. I was hooked on development.

Since Bounce, we've partnered with some stellar designers, gotten ourselves a killer name and found some sharp, talented, motivated team members. We've upped our game, pun very much intended. #dadjokes

There's a point in every business when it's time to take the next step and differentiate yourself as not-any-off-the-shelf, pick-up basketball league, but something totally and completely unique. If you're ready, we are, too. Let's chat.