82. Medic Mind

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Founders: Mohil Shah and Kunal Dasani
Founded: 2017
Website: www.medicmind.co.uk

Getting into medical school is famously tough. It’s therefore no surprise that a veritable army of companies has sprung up to help applicants as they go through the process. Medic Mind, though, is different – it assigns a student mentor to each applicant it works with and combines online teaching modules with personal support and expert insight from someone who’s been there and done it.

Medic Mind’s approach combines 1-to-1 tutoring with all the advantages offered by modern technology. Tutoring sessions are delivered via online video calls, and applicants are in constant contact with their mentors via a private WhatsApp group. This way of working not only keeps costs down – rates are generally less than 35% of the market average – but also perfectly fits Medic Mind’s target market – today’s teenagers live online and want to learn there too.

Tutors are also supported with an array of ready-made tutorials, mocks and revision books, all informed by personal experience of what medical schools are looking for. In short, anyone who signs up to Medic Mind gets expert support from a friendly face they can relate to, and who knows exactly what they’re going through.

Having already expanded into other subject areas like dentistry, biology, chemistry, and physics – and given back through free teaching and an ever expanding bursary scheme – this is one startup that could teach others a thing or two about building a successful business from the ground up.

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