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.
Country: Lebanon Launched: 2016 Category: Education