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GetMyUni – Start-Up Story

When you look back 5 years ago, there wasn’t any portal for the youngsters to find their dream colleges. All they relied on was the word of mouth. Today, with establishments such as GetMyUni.com, the students have the ease of comparing and deciding which college is best suitable for them. GetMyUni is an ed-tech startup giving a platform for students searching for college information, ratings by students, review, forums and data points. They also provide a student connect platforms.

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With a high-end study and research by a personal connection with peers and fellow mates about the pros and cons of various colleges, the founders of GetMyUni, Hardik Thakkar and Upneet Grover decided to start this new venture in June 2014. Their primary agenda was to provide a social connection and one stop solutions for all aspirants looking for higher education in India, in their respective domains.

As any other startup, GetMyUni.Com also faced lots of challenges. Their foremost challenges included sourcing user-generated content and getting a maximum review from the students without spending much money on them. Eventually, things worked out well and the company sources many leads from colleges by providing them with high-quality student leads and cost-optimal marketing and communication solutions.

With the funding by Times Group of $50,000 in 2015, the company picked up its pace. The traffic on the website has gradually increased over the time from 20k in March 2016 to 100k in April 2016 to 600k in May 2016.

The company has strived in the business for more than three years now, and currently, they have more than 11,000 colleges listed in their microsites. They have built a student body connection with over 40,000 student-written reviews. The company has a month-on-month growth rate of 60% with a 4 million traffic generated.

The portal provides information ranging from latest exams such as UGC NET 2018, NEET 2018, etc. to admissions process for colleges such Amity Global University, Jagran LakeCity University, etc. They use the latest and most advanced algorithm to present the students with the most recommended and suitable colleges for them.

The website provides information about colleges with respect to aspects such as their history, the infrastructure facilities available their respective campuses, the placement statistics of the college, their campus recruiter, the various scholarships available in the college, education loans provided by the college, the courses and the fee structure of the courses available. IEC University, Gitam University, Lovely Professional University are just a few institutions who are the clients of GetMyUni.

The website gets a traffic of around 8 Million per month with an Alexa Rating of 2100 at its peak time. It is currently the fastest growing Indian Startup dedicated to being a one-stop solution to the students all over India.

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