Stage: Napkin (idea)
Number of employees: 6-15
OpenStudy is a platform for peer-to-peer study help that's delivered right away from students around the world, to help high school and college students find answers immediately while learning and empower them with a unique brand of celebrity and credentials through helping others.
Since coming out of beta in March of 2011, OpenStudy has grown into a platform that 200,000 students use to study together each month. Learners come from 180 countries and over 2,000 schools. Users ask over 2,000 questions per day, and 70% of questions are answered by a global set of peers within five minutes.
OpenStudy is used on openstudy.com, mobile, and embedded on digital content sites such as MIT OpenCourseWare, Yale Open Courses, and dozens more.
OpenStudy is exploring premium features and paid tutoring in addition to the free peer-to-peer community.
OpenStudy's advantage rests on the free community of over 200,000 students from 180 countries visiting the site to both receive and contribute study help.