Stenovate has launched its project management platform for the court reporting industry, less than two years after pitching the idea at Pure Pitch Rally in 2018. Its official launch was in Spring 2020, offering a free trial period while many courts were shut down in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As of August 2020, Stenovate had begun charging a monthly fee and bringing in revenue.
Times of Entrepreneurship featured Stenovate and founder Lauren Lawrence for its focus on helping women entrepreneurs — nearly 90 percent of the court reporting industry is female, while 60 percent of the industry consists of freelancers and about a quarter are business owners.
In a KCSourceLink profile, Lawrence recounted her journey in founding Stenovate, from idea to launch. “It was a little bewildering,” Lawrence said. “I thought about giving up, but at that point, I couldn’t let it go.”
The Kansas City Business Journal also wrote about Stenovate’s launch and its innovation in the court reporting industry, highlighting specifically how it is poised to help streamline workloads as the legal system ramps back up.
“In spite of Covid, I think everything is going as well as it possibly could be, and it’s maybe been a blessing because we’re getting amazing feedback … and we have the ability to continue to iterate before things really hit big. When things really do come back full swing, we’re going to be ready for maximizing transcript efficiency,” Lawrence said.