GradeSlam, a Techstars Startup Next Montreal Alumni, Raises $1.6M
This post originally appeared on blog.up.co
Founded by a former educator Philip Cutler, the Montreal-based EdTech startup GradeSlam is the online learning center that specializes in humanized adaptive learning for students K-12, and has facilitated over 350,000 tutoring sessions with students in over 80 countries. Their personalized educational support equips teachers and administrators with actionable insights on how students learn outside of the classroom.
The tutoring industry’s business model has always been to charge students by the hour for each session. But that model is flawed, according to Philip Cutler, CEO of GradeSlam: “Students shouldn’t pay for the hour,” he says. “They should pay to have access to these people whenever they need them.”
Gradeslam is a startup graduated from Techstars Startup Next Montreal cohort. Other startups from the Montreal program include Navut, Logrr, Makerbloks, Nukern, Ask-Pam, Crema App, RentHunt and many more.
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