Sebastian Murgueitio Ramirez, PhD '21 | Studia.app (Ed Tech)
Describe your company: Studia.app is a multilingual online education platform that helps students study for their science classes with teacher-approved, step-by-step solutions.
Target Industry: Ed Tech
What is your role in the company, and please list team members' names and their current role in the company: I am CEO and Founder; Leonardo Uribe is Vice-President, Co-Founder; Stacy Sivinski is Illustrator & Communication Specialist, Co-Founder
Why did you apply to Race To Revenue? What are you hoping to get out of this experience? We think that Race To Revenue will give us the momentum that we need to reach our summer goals. My team has several major milestones that we'd like to meet by the start of the fall semester, and the Race to Revenue program is a great opportunity to keep us on track. We're also excited about going through this process with other entrepreneurs and look forward to expanding our network!
Has there been someone who has helped you with your venture so far? Our team has been very lucky to have had the help of several mentors. JC Garrett of FarShore Partners has coached us through our first year and allowed us to envision what our company could grow into in the future. Nick Kuhn of Elevate Ventures has also directed us towards funding opportunities, given us valuable advice about our pitch deck, and been extremely encouraging. John Henry from the Idea Center has also given us a lot of advice, and his experience in the ed tech area has been very useful. We're very fortunate to have made contact with them and believe their support has been key to our growth as a company so far.
What do you want to learn more about, relating to business development in general or your own company/venture specifically? We'd like to learn more about marketing and sales, specifically as those factors relate to creating license-based deals with universities and schools. A major part of our plan for the coming year is to also expand our network of educational institutions, so we're hoping to develop some skills to help us with that goal as well.
Entrepreneurial fun fact: The illustrator on our team (Stacy) snuck a lot of pictures based on us and our mutual friends in the images that go along with the problem sets on our website. We even have an illustration of our cat, Silas, in the 1D Kinematics category.
Favorite place to get tacos and what kind? Franky's Tacos is amazing and conveniently located only two blocks away from my house. They have the best vegetarian options.