OpenStudy is a social learning network where students ask questions, give help, and connect with other students studying the same things. Our mission is to make the world one large study group, regardless of school, location, or background.
OpenStudy is a global study group, it is like walking into a library or coffee shop and finding just the right group of students who can help you with what you’re studying right now or someone struggling with a problem who could really use your help…halfway across the globe.
OpenStudy was founded in 2007 by Ashwin Ram, a Georgia Tech professor, Preetha Ram, an Emory University dean, and their former student and current CEO, Chris Sprague who returned to Atlanta after a stint in the Valley. Along with a team of smart students from Georgia Tech and Emory who, after feeling your pain, devoted the last two years of their lives making your study experience less lonely and more productive.
OpenStudy is funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Georgia Research Alliance. Most recently we were funded by the Gates/Hewlett Foundation and backed by a VC firm, LearnCapital. We’re located at Georgia Tech’s ATDC Center in Technology Square, Midtown Atlanta and have an office in Palo Alto, CA as well.
Like any successful startup, we work hard, have fun, and believe in what we do. We invite you to use us, join us, and spread the word. We want to change the way the world learns, and we’d love to have you be part of it.