MindHour: Evoking a Critical-Thinking Mindset
Sumit Marda, Varun Choudhary, Somya Agarwal & Swati Maheshwari
Co-Founder & CEO, Co-Founder & CPO, Co-Founder & CCO & Co-Founder & COO
Kolkata based MindHour believes that true learning ensues when learning is provided in a format and mode the child likes to consume. It is then that learning becomes an addictive experience. MindHour endeavors to build a Critical-Thinking mindset and a strong conceptual foundation of school going students of classes 6-10 with their three distinct products.
The inception story of MindHour revolves around four founding members -Sumit Marda, Varun Choudhary, Swati Maheshwari and Somya Agarwal. Their
MindHour has offices across more than top 30 cities in India with in-house employee strength of around 60 and a Pan India network of more than 65 franchise partners
"This is a company which took off from a 300sq ft office room in a Howrah factory. It was April 2014 and we started with three tables,four computers, two teachers as employees and a dream to create an impact in the way students are learning today,” speaks Sumit. Today, MindHour is one of the fastest growing Indian edutech companies in the K-12 sector. “We ensure that the students get high marks without having to bear the burden of rote learning by making education simple, effective, personalized, experiential and gamified,” he says.
At present, MindHour has offices across more than top 30 cities in India with in-house employee strength of around 60 and a Pan
Catering to the learning needs of school going children with its convincing product portfolio, the learning process at MindHour includes learning videos on every chapter, adaptive practice exercises on every topic with detailed solution to each problem, topic tests, in-depth analysis report identifying the specific weaknesses, and others.
The company’s flagship offerings include MindHour Online, an online self study package which ensures learning is simple, personalized and gamified, MindHour Study Tabs,an android tablet pre-loaded with MindHour content and experience, MindHour Classes, a high-tech branded tuition centre run by trained and certified MindHour teachers at their own homes.
The Success Story
Team MindHour has raised a fund amount of 11.5 Cr from Times group (Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd), one of the leading media conglomerate in India in last January, 2016. In the years to come, MindHour is all set to have an aggressive reach-out plan to parents and students and educate them on this new smarter way of learning. “We need to make them understand that if learning becomes an addictive experience and a self-motivating process, excellence along with good marks in exams would follow automatically,” concludes Sumit.