Here are some real life success stories of starting a educational technology product:
1. UpBrainery Technologies ($1.04M/year)
Ghazal Qureshi (from Houston, TX, USA) started UpBrainery Technologies almost 3 years ago.
Hello! My name is Ghazal Qureshi and I am the proud founder and CEO of UpBrainery Technologies. UpBrainery is a startup tech company that focuses on revolutionizing modern education to fit the evolving needs of parents and children.
Within our first few months, we have cultivated relationships with organizations like the Girl Scouts, Girls Inc., Whataburger, NASDAQ, and the Houston Rockets. We are in the works to build a large network of opportunities with other corporations to provide educational content to children in their communities.
2. Achievable ($240K/year)
Tyler York (from San Francisco) started Achievable almost 7 years ago.
Hi, my name is Tyler York and I’m one of the founders of Achievable, a test prep company focused on career-advancing professional exams.
Our goal is to take the guesswork out of test prep. With Achievable, you study, you follow our program, you know where you stand, and when you’re ready - you succeed. That’s the Achievable difference.
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4. HYLS ($456K/year)
Maxim Pogulyaev (from Moscow, Russia) started HYLS ago.
My name is Max. I am the CEO of HYLS, a donation-based online course platform. We use the “pay what you want to model,” which means that you can pay any amount for HYLS online courses on topics on Productivity, Healthy lifestyle, Yoga, Meditation, Digital Detox, Minimalism, and more are coming soon.
Our customers are mainly representatives of the working population, but all ages are welcome to participate. Our average revenue is $40k per month. All in all, we attracted $1M+ of donations from 90K students.
5. AcademicInfluence.com ($60K/year)
Jed Macosko (from Fort Worth, TX, USA) started AcademicInfluence.com over 2 years ago.
Hi, I’m Prof. Jed Macosko, and I have the privilege of telling the story of how AcademicInfluence.com got started. I serve as president and academic director under the capable leadership of our CEO, Wayne Downs, and alongside an incredible team that includes Prof. Robert Marks, Drs. Winston Ewert, Brian Carlson, and James Barham, and Dave Tomar, Jenn Finley, and Dan Edelen. Our website helps parents and students find colleges that are a good fit. But more importantly, we strive to connect learners to leaders, which is why a large portion of our site is devoted to highlighting the works and lives of influential people.
We launched the current version of our website in August 2020, and as of the time of this writing in August 2021, our traffic, as measured by SEMrush, has grown to over 100,000 organic search visits per month. We monetize by generating leads for universities and college consultants and by licensing our proprietary ranking algorithm to other sites.
6. Your Lessons Now LLC ($1.2M/year)
Alexandra Exeter (from Louisville, CO, USA) started Your Lessons Now LLC almost 3 years ago.
My name is Alexandra Exeter and I’m the CEO and owner of Your Lessons Now LLC.
Our company currently earns around 1.2 million dollars a year. Our growth rate has been both consistent and rapidly growing. We’ve acquired 52% more users since last year.
7. Closing Credits ($600K/year)
Buford Taylor (from London, UK) started Closing Credits over 1 year ago.
Why hello! I’m Buford Taylor, founder of Closing Credits, an education marketplace for creators.
It’s been around for 11 months and it has just crossed the $500k revenue mark.
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