Chris Merrill, MBA '22 | Adapta Education (EdTech)

Chris Merrill, Adapta Education

Describe your company: Adapta Education provides an educational tool to help teachers pinpoint their students' academic progress and give teachers the direction they need to create lesson plans that meet their students' academic needs.

Target Industry: EdTech

What is your role in the company, and please list team members' names and their current role in the company:   I am a Founder Associate. Alison Cheng is the founder. Cheng Liu is our product architect. Kelley Rich is an advisor.

Why did you apply to Race To Revenue? What are you hoping to get out of this experience? I truly believe this product will help combat teacher burnout, and Race To Revenue gives me the support I need to take this product to market.

Has there been someone who has helped you with your venture so far?  Alison and Cheng created the product through an NSF Grant they received.

What do you want to learn more about, relating to business development in general or your own company/venture specifically?  How to make our business appealing to investors and how to structure a small business in order for it to be sustainable once funding is received.

Entrepreneurial fun fact: I raised over $1000 for a scholarship that I created for my 10 year high school reunion. The recipient (a recent high school grad of my alma mater) used that money to focus on school, get a 4.0 her first semester, and get a full ride by being on the President's list.

Favorite place to get tacos and what kind? The Red Iguana. Carne asada all day!