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Founded by Au­drey Nakad, Synkers is a mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion con­nect­ing stu­dents to highly qual­i­fied tu­tors on the spot, with the mis­sion of en­hanc­ing stu­dents’ aca­demic per­for­mance and pre­par­ing them for a brighter fu­ture. Synkers aims to fol­low the progress of stu­dents, as­sess their strengths and ac­com­pany them un­til they find a job, as well as con­nect their high per­form­ing tu­tors with top cor­po­ra­tions look­ing for qual­i­fied in­terns.

Us­ing the mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion, stu­dents can search for the course they need help with, pick a tu­tor based on their pref­er­ences, and di­rectly book a tu­tor­ing ses­sion on the app. In or­der for tu­tors to be qual­i­fied, they must have a grade of 85+ on the ma­te­rial they would like to teach, and be in­ter­viewed by the Synkers team to as­sure they have the re­quired com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills. The ap­pli­ca­tion makes money by tak­ing a com­mis­sion on ev­ery booked ses­sion, and also of­fers a money back guar­an­tee.

To­day, Synkers has 11 em­ploy­ees, is present in 10 uni­ver­si­ties, has over 600 ver­i­fied tu­tors and is used by over 5000 stu­dents. The startup grad­u­ated from Speed@bdd in 2016 and has won sev­eral com­pe­ti­tions in­clud­ing the Hyundai Start-up Com­pe­ti­tion, the Femme Fran­co­phone com­pe­ti­tion, and the Arab­net Startup Bat­tle in Beirut. In ad­di­tion to the com­pe­ti­tions, Synkers has also re­ceived a grant from Kafalat and is look­ing for funds that will be used to grow lo­cally among schools and uni­ver­si­ties, and to pen­e­trate the Dubai mar­ket later this year.

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